We are currently seeking a Scientist with biological sciences background for our Agilent Dako North America office in Carpinteria, CA to work within the field of Companion Diagnostics. Job Summary
Work in a dynamic environment in the field of Oncology!
Plan and execute experiments to develop immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays in the Companion Diagnostics business area. Participate as a key scientist in internal and external project teams, review scientific literature, work with Key Opinion Leaders and follow scientific and medical trends in the area of companion diagnostics and targeted therapies directed to solid tumor cancers. Publish work when appropriate. Facilitate transfer of completed development projects into commercial products. Work closely with cross-functional project teams, line management and external partners. Write/review product instructions for use, protocols and technical reports. Generate required documentation/procedures, in compliance with Quality Systems and Good Laboratory Practices. Evaluate/optimize test methods, new antibodies/reagents. Maintain laboratory notebooks. Provide customer/co-worker technical support. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, friendly, flexible team member who learns quickly, enjoys multi-tasking, and most important, has an interest in the company and our products. Dako promotes a mutually respectful environment where all staff members are essential for the success of the group. Responsibilities:
Design and conduct studies, including troubleshooting activities as needed. Execute performance testing of companion diagnostic IHC assays
Support clinical trial activities, including preparation of study materials and training of study personnel.
Evaluate and report experimental results
Author general protocols and reports, conduct successful studies including troubleshooting (Stability; short Tech Reports etc) and publications
With training and coaching, exhibit a general understanding of histology and pathology and be able to train others to follow assay protocols
Present scientific results via oral presentations
Participate in product care activities as needed
Train others to follow assay protocols
Participate in CDx Project Teams and may serve as a direct contact between Dako and pharma key stakeholders
May be Design Responsible and/or Team Lead, responsible for execution and deliverables to companion diagnostic projects Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position may be required to supervise a junior level laboratory assistant or research assistant/associate.

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