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We are currently seeking a Scientist with a background in biological sciences and with a good understanding of histology and medical pathology to work within the field of Companion Diagnostics at our Agilent Dako North America office in Carpinteria, CA.
Job Summary
Work in a dynamic environment in the field of Oncology!
Support companion diagnostic assay development by providing histological and pathological examination support to the team. Initiate, design and execute scientific research and development strategies aimed at new scoring algorithms and pathology examination techniques in the companion diagnostic assay field.


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 companion diagnostics and targeted therapies directed to cancer. Publish work when appropriate. Work closely with cross-functional project teams, line management and external partners. Write/review pathologist scoring manuals, 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. 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. Agilent promotes a mutually respectful environment where all staff members are essential for the success of the group. Responsibilities:


Support performance testing of companion diagnostic IHC assays by conducting large volume of histological and pathological examination of IHC stained slides.


Support analytical validation and clinical trial activities by preparing training and study materials and conducting training of study personnel.


Design and conduct studies, including troubleshooting activities as needed. Evaluate and report experimental results. Author general protocols, reports and publications as needed.


Present scientific results via oral presentations


Participate in product care activities as needed


Participate in CDx Project Teams and may serve as a direct contact between Agilent 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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