• Scientist

    Location US-CA-Pleasanton
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Bio-Rad s Digital Biology Group is a multidisciplinary team developing products using our Droplet Digital technology that are having a large impact in both research and healthcare. Every day, scientists and clinicians around the world use our ddPCR and ddSEQ NGS sample prep systems to make new discoveries, and are revolutionizing clinical decisions with break-through liquid biopsy applications.


    We are looking for a self-motivated scientist to join our technology development team push the frontiers of droplet technology by developing high-quality and useful products that advance scientific discovery and improve healthcare. The current position reports to DBG’s R&D Technology Development Group driving and supporting new product design and development in microfluidic droplet technology application areas. Come join us and be a key player in our next breakthrough product. At our Pleasanton R&D center, you can have big company impact while working at a small, nimble and dynamic site.


    • Responsible for designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as communicating and presenting results to both internal and external project teams to make decision recommendations.
    • Although this position is situated in the early R&D phases, periodic assignments to deeper development, transfer and sustaining roles will occur on an as-need basis.
    • Prepare written documents including feasibility plans and reports, technology transfer documentation and standard operating procedures.
    • Meet deliverables on-time and with high standards, and will do so as a team player who supports the success of colleagues, peers, and the organization.
    • Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, design engineering, and/or material science is required.


    • Entry level M.S. or above with 2+ years of experience, or B.S. with 5+ years of experience related to life-science and the biotech industry.
    • Able to work both independently, and as part of multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced, dynamic, scientifically-driven, team-oriented, and customer-focused environment inclusive of research, development, and manufacturing.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate technical information to internal teams and/or customers in the form of oral and written correspondence, presentations, and reports.
    • Must possess a proactive and continuous improvement mindset, as well as demonstrate excellence in regard to science, operations, quality, and safety.
    • Able to think through a troubleshooting situation, identify likely sources of trouble, and design an appropriate experiment.
    • Able to learn and perform various tests and modify techniques where required for methodology, product, and process development.
    • Ability to learn to work in SAP is expected.
    • Previous experience in technology transfer under SAP system is highly desirable.
    • For instance, SAP setup of raw materials, develop and draft production/QC procedures, train product/QC chemists on those new procedures.
    • Understanding of ISO13485/FDA regulations and industry guidance/practices is a plus.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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