Fulgent is a leader in genetic and genomic clinical testing, a publicly traded company located in Los Angeles, California. We are a technology-driven company with extensive academic/clinical experience and capabilities in Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics. This distinction has advanced us to the forefront of the rapidly advancing genetic and genomic testing industry.
Fulgent's unique chemistries and superior proprietary bioinformatics pipeline has propelled our explosive growth in recent years. We offer the most expansive set of clinical genetic tests in the world, including 22,000+ single gene tests, 900+ preset panels, rearrangement testing, clinical exome/trios, whole exome/trios, whole genome and our All-in-One reflex test. We are a CLIA and CAP accredited laboratory. Fulgent has state-of-the-art clinical, sequencing and bioinformatics tools, including the latest Illumina sequencers such as the NovaSeq.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Assay Development Research Scientist 1 position is for candidates who have experience in developing scaled, high-sensitivity tests, and experience with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). The Assay Development – Research Scientist 1 will be responsible for designing and developing fully-automated, high-throughput next generation sequencing-based genetic tests from concept through commercial launch. The assay development team strives to create a highly collaborative environment, with an emphasis on cross-functional projects. Continually assess and integrate cutting-edge technology into our laboratory and development process, our Assay Development - Research Scientists will play a key role in developing new tests as well as troubleshooting and maintaining existing assays.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
Develop scaled and high-sensitivity tests for Next Generation Sequencing.
Develop, test, and evaluate Next Generation Sequencing technologies.
Troubleshoot automated clinical laboratories’ preparation and Illumina sequencing instruments.
Design/execute analyses independently with minimum scientific guidance.
Design and optimize genetic assays.
Communicate and present results in a clear and concise manner.
Conduct quality control of algorithms for new and update panels.
Demonstrate exquisite attention to detail and organization.
Participate in the design and develop fully-automated, high-throughput next generation sequencing-based genetic tests from concept through commercial launch.
Participate in highly collaborative environment, with an emphasis on cross-functional projects and teams.
Play a key role in developing new tests as well as troubleshooting and maintaining existing assays.
KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:
PhD or Master's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related biological sciences field of studies. Industry and academic experience (>5 years for Master's Degree and >3 years for Ph.D.) preferred.
Experience with genetics or molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA library preparation, Target amplification, and NGS.
Knowledge of human genetics, NGS, and genotyping experience required.
Prior experience with CLIA/CAP laboratory and genetic company is highly preferred.
Basic understanding of bioinformatics.
Knowledge of HIPAA and laboratory SOPs, regulatory and safety procedures.
Ability to correlate next generation sequencing data with changes in the laboratory procedure.
Attention to detail and accuracy are crucial for research and Development scientist position.
Ability to work independently and also in a collaborative environment.
Ability to multitask and prioritize laboratory and data analysis tasks.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully complete projects.
Enjoy working with the researching team and collaborating with whole related teams
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