Scientist, Advanced Research

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Heroes work here! Do you want to join a company where you can be a hero too? We deliver innovative, diagnostic solutions that improve the lives of patients and their families and are proud to be one of the heroic diagnostic companies that is in this fight against COVID-19. As a member of GenMarks team, youll get to be part of an organization where we embody our cultural beliefs in everything we do. The following is a glimpse of what our culture looks like and If you'd like to join us, we encourage you to apply as our company is growing! * Go Big - We never settle and challenge whats possible * Win Together - We are one team with a shared purpose * Own It - We step up, drive it, and deliver it * Be Bold - We empower ourselves and others Beginning November 15, 2021, GenMark Diagnostics requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. WHAT YOU WILL DO HERE AT GENMARK This position is responsible for planning, executing and analyzing innovative scientific experiments leading to development and integration of new molecular diagnostic assays and manufacturing process improvements for molecular diagnostic products. Specifically, this individual works cross-functionally to investigate, ideate solutions, and implement product and process improvements. The individual also provides stability testing for new products and surveillance testing for on market products ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Investigate modifying existing chemistries and alternative chemistries to improve detection technology into current and future microfluidic platforms * Initiates, directs and executes innovative scientific research and/or development strategies; can act as technical lead for a development project * Identifies and solves problems in experimental designs. * Investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement. * Independently plans and designs experiments; critically analyzes complex data. * Able to independently drive results, and is collaborative within and between teams to achieve departmental goals * Open minded and pragmatic in planning experiments and interpreting data, seeking to achieve the most information with the least burdensome approach * Maintains high level of expertise through scientific literature and competitor products. * Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies. * May supervise junior associates in daily experiments & troubleshooting. * May contribute toward or produce invention disclosures, patents and publication. * Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring significant originality and ingenuity POSITION REQUIREMENTS * BS/MS or Ph.D. in Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, , Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry or a related field * Based on level of degree achieved- BS ten (10+) years of experience; MS five (5+) or PhD one or more (1+) years of experience as a scientist in medical diagnostic product development, customer or manufacturing technical support * Experience or familiarity with molecular biology techniques is essential * Experience and in-depth understanding of oligonucleotide synthesis and modifications is preferred * Familiarity with synthetic chemistry is preferred * Experience with method development and performing analytical tests * Established technical expertise; serves as a resource to other groups. * Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of a particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments. * Demonstrates competence in data analysis, research design and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for products, systems or technologies. * Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple changing projects and priorities. * Proven ability to lead and provide work direction to junior associates. ABOUT GENMARK GenMarks ePlex true sample-to-answer system symbolizes the evolution of eSensor technology combined with digital microfluidics. ePlex offers unique solutions to address the most significant challenges facing clinical laboratories, while supporting hospital systems to deliver patient-centered, value-based care. ePlex streamlines the diagnostic workflow from physician order entry to the final test report and is the only true sample-to-answer solution designed to improve patient care, reduce costs, and increase lab efficiency. GenMark is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. GenMark is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individuals race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the U.S., GenMark Diagnostics participates in E-Verify

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