R&D scientist

Location: La Jolla, United States
Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Diagnostics and Genomics R&D team in La Jolla, CA. As a member of Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics Group, you will play a key role in the success of our business through the development and implementation of novel next generation sequencing products from research through clinical application.Your Responsibilities:â ˘ Initiate experimental design, verification and validation, QC development, and critical analysis of data, in coordination with the Agilent bioinformatics team, using the Product Life Cycle processâ ˘ Ensure application of appropriate design controls, documentation, and regulatory requirements in the development of products as advised by Quality/Regulatory Assuranceâ ˘ Communicate effectively with members of the product team across all functions, including the status of R&D activities as necessary to meet timelinesâ ˘ Take part in developing the scientific strategy for future products, including screening the literature for appropriate novel methods that can be leveragedâ ˘ In collaboration with Marketing, define specifications for new products, taking into account the latest scientific innovations and customer needs in the next generation sequencing fieldâ ˘ Provide input to the product team on the latest scientific developments in next generation sequencing applications by attending relevant scientific conferencesâ ˘ Lead the generation of white papers, application notes, or patent applications related to existing and new productsâ ˘ Succeed with a minimum level of guidance, while successfully multitasking among several competing initiativesâ ˘ Occasional travel may be required Qualifications:â ˘ Ph.D./MS in Molecular Biology or related field with 6+ years of relevant lab experienceâ ˘ Proven proficiency in molecular biology techniques and specifically in the field of next-generation sequencing and assay developmentâ ˘ Strong data analysis knowledge/skillsâ ˘ Product development experience according to standard design control processesâ ˘ Demonstrated excellence in technical writing and oral communicationâ ˘ Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization across various functions (research, development, manufacturing, quality control, marketing) and locationsâ ˘ Experience with DOE and IVD is desirable

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