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Senior Scientist

Pleasanton, CA

Roche fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, representing the communities we serve. When dealing with healthcare on a global scale, diversity is an essential ingredient to success. We believe that inclusion is key to understanding people’s varied healthcare needs. Together, we embrace individuality and share a passion for exceptional care. Join Roche, where every voice matters.


A healthier future. It’s what drives us to innovate. To continuously advance science and ensure everyone has access to the healthcare they need today and for generations to come. Creating a world where we all have more time with the people we love. That’s what makes us Roche. 


This role is a valuable part of our Research and Early Development Chapter and is the home for early research activities within the Diagnostics organization. We are organized in chapters to address discovery and specific customer area needs. We are a global team and use the OneRoche approach to rapidly deliver innovation and more importantly, doing what the patient needs next.


You will be joining a team of passionate scientists and engineers within the Research and Early Development chapter area in the broader Roche Diagnostic organization to drive the discovery and development of innovative solutions that have real impact on people’s lives.


The Senior Scientist brings technical depth and breadth, curiosity, and creativity to be an important contributor in developing novel CRISPR-based molecular diagnostic applications. Collaborating with a team with diverse background, you will work hands-on in the laboratory through all research and early development phases, from exploratory research to prototype transfer.


Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans and executes experiments utilizing established and innovative procedures, and applying scientific knowledge and accumulated experience to complete projects.
  • Contributes to the definition and timely achievement of overall project goals, and resolves scientific problems encountered during experimental procedures to improve productivity of results.
  • Ensures activities are consistent with project critical path, and responds appropriately to changing priorities.
  • Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions and implements/documents process improvements.
  • Integrates previous and current results to determine next experimental steps and the impact of long-range project goals.
  • Presents findings at group or departmental meetings. Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. May assist in preparing summaries, memos, internal reports, presentations, manuscripts, etc.
  • Work involves troubleshooting and resolving difficult problems in creative ways. Takes a new perspective on existing solutions, exploring and implementing new concepts and methodologies.


Who You Are

  • Ph.D./Master’s/Bachelor’s in life sciences, chemical sciences, or related scientific field with 0/5/7+ years relevant industry experience
  • Experience with rapid and high-throughput assay development and screening to support protein and RNA engineering.
  • Proficiency with molecular biology techniques such as PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, and protein purification.
  • Experience with in vitro transcription and translation (IVTT) technologies is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CRISPR technology, particularly in diagnostic applications using CRISPR-Cas systems is preferred.
  • Good work ethics with a ‘can-do’ mentality and aptitude for approaching challenging questions with attention to details and independent, critical thinking.
  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly, and appreciate the learning by doing philosophy.
  • Clear communications skills and ability to work with fellow scientists in the same and adjacent discipline


Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.


The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of Pleasanton, CA is $75,600 - $140,400. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below. read here benefits


Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 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.


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