35 days agoRoche

Scientist II

  • Pleasanton (Alameda)
  • IT development

Job description

·  Job facts


The Scientist II will be part of Assay development team in Pleasanton within the Roche Sequence Solutions business, focusing on the optimization and early development of oncology assays and applications for use on next-generation sequencing platforms. We are looking for a motivated and team-oriented individual who is passionate about finding new ways to win the war on cancer by revolutionizing cancer diagnosis. The successful candidate will design and execute advanced independent studies to support the early development of assays and to assess interesting clinical questions, defining study goals and analysis plans and applying advanced scientific knowledge to complete projects.


·  Works under general supervision, to conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. Makes recommendations to resolve problems encountered during experimental procedures. Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results. Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader. Communicates results of experiments in the form of reports and presentations. Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas. Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).
·  Analyzes experimental data using various data analysis software and/or applying quantitative methods. Forms conclusions, and provides/documents process improvements. Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. May present findings at internal meeting.
·  Assumes accountability for own electronic notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
·  Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.
·  May troubleshoot issues related to instrumentation.
·  Receives general instructions; plans and executes own work.
·  Keeps informed of trends and developments in area of scientific responsibility.
·  May establish and work with individuals or teams outside of immediate functional area or RSS.
·  Knows and effectively uses the broad concepts of a particular filed or specialization to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity.
·  Analyzes alternative approaches to solve problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions. May act as a lead for assigned projects or team.


·  Bachelors degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and 2 years of experience
Ability to design and execute relevant laboratory experimentation and determine next steps within the context of overall project goals and direction.

·  Who we are

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.