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Principal Scientist - Innovation

Company: BioPhase Solutions Inc
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Multi-national epigenetics company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases is seeking a Principal Scientist. - Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics---, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present. We are primarily focused on human diagnostics but also have a subsidiary focused on animal diagnostics. We are headquartered in Europe and have additional locations in Texas, London, Singapore and San Diego.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Principal Scientist to join our Innovation team! The ideal candidate is driven, passionate about science and a creative problem solver. He/she should have a proven track record of leading projects from inception to completion. Strong technical skills and experience in a wide array of molecular techniques, including next generation sequencing are essential. This individual will work effectively with cross functional team members on site and in our remote locations.
Responsibilities
- Develop project and experimental plans according to company's objectives
- Use Biochemistry and Molecular biology expertise to drive projects to completion and identify obstacles in advance and potential solutions
- Stay informed of the latest discoveries and technologies related to projects and broader company objectives
- Propose new project ideas and potential intellectual property
- Supervise and train scientists and research associates in the successful completion of high-quality experiments
- Write conference abstracts and technical papers for peer reviewed publication
- Collaborate with R&D and informatics teams to meet company objectives
Qualifications
- A PhD degree in a biological/chemical field with additional post-doctoral or commercial lab experience
- At least 2 years of overseeing direct reports
- Experience in a variety of molecular & cell biology fields, including NGS, cell culture, working with cfDNA and basic understanding of genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics
- High quality oral and written presentation skills, including papers, abstracts and grants
- Good leadership skills and able to work effectively within a team
- Must be highly organized, a critical thinker and adept at problem solving
- Able to multi-task and be flexible in a dynamic and fast paced environment
- Independent and takes initiative to find answers and move things forward

Keywords: BioPhase Solutions Inc, San Marcos , Principal Scientist - Innovation, Other , San Marcos, California

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