STAFF SCIENTIST, CANCER GENOMICS

Employer
Location
Menlo Park, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 23, 2017
Closes
Jul 23, 2017
Category
Genomics
Education
PHD
Hours
Full Time

STAFF SCIENTIST, CANCER GENOMICS

Research

GRAIL, Inc. is developing paradigm-changing clinical assays for early cancer detection, based on unique biological insights from high-intensity sequencing analysis of circulating cell-free nucleic acids. GRAIL is seeking passionate and talented individuals to join us in realizing this mission, which has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of cancer.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Scientist to join our Research team. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record leading cutting edge research or developing clinical products from feasibility to launch.  Strong technical and troubleshooting skills are essential.  Must be a strong team player with the ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse group of people.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Apply knowledge of cancer biology, genetics and and molecular biology to develop innovative NGS products
  • Collaborate closely with GRAIL’s teams, including clinical, software, computational, statistics and operations
  • Engage with key academic and pharma partners
  • Supervise or mentor scientists and research associates
  • Act to preserve scientific rigor and quality

REQUIRED BACKGROUND

  • Ph. D in Cancer Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 7 years post-graduate experience in Life Sciences or Diagnostics industry
  • Proven track record developing successful NGS assays demonstrated by publications or products
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize processes and protocols, particularly for complex workflows
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

  • Excellent statistical understanding
  • Understanding of widely used tools for processing and analyzing NGS data
  • Experience in clinical product development in oncology therapeutics
  • An ability to be flexible in a fast paced and dynamic environment

     

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.