Job: Research Associate – Molecular Diagnostics

Research Associate – Molecular Diagnostics


San Diego, CA

Job Information:

Job Title: Research Associate – Molecular Diagnostics
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Department: Research & Development
Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description

Wondfo USA is currently seeking a Research Associate to fill the position in our expanding Research & Development branch. This individual must have hands-on experience in clinical sample preparation, molecular diagnostic assay formulation development in an industrial setting, and will be conducting and supporting research projects that are essential for the conceptual stage of feasibility studies toward the pre-market approval process of innovative molecular diagnostic products. Strong written and verbal communication skills is a must, as this individual will also interact closely with cross-disciplinary teams, including other scientists, engineers, and chemists.

Required Experience

  • Development of molecular diagnostic product from concept through pre-market approval, including initial development and feasibility activities, engineering integration, transferring to manufacturing, and verification & validation studies
  • Demonstrated expertise in the execution of experiments with high consistency and the ability to keep organized and comprehensive experimental records such as lab notebooks
  • Experience with nucleic acid extraction from difficult clinical sample matrices
  • Experience with nucleic acid based technologies such as RT-PCR, qPCR, and molecular cloning
  • Experience in conducting experiments with live pathogens, and with human clinical samples in a biosafety level I or II (BSL-I or BSL-II) laboratory
  • Ability to work collaboratively fostering professional, constructive relationships as part of a team and meet set timelines and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with colleagues throughout all levels of the organization

Other Requirements/Qualifications:

  • B.S./M.S. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field with a minimum of 1 year (M.S.) or 3 years (B.S.) related product development experience in an industrial setting
  • Previous experience in pre-market approval process, such as 510(k) and/or PMA is a plus
  • Ability to work under the supervision of senior staff in a fast-paced and collaborative multidisciplinary setting, while contributing to a supportive and positive work environment
  • Good basic computation skills in Microsoft Office and statistical software
  • Relocation package is not available for this position

Wondfo strives to improve the quality of life and human health by developing and improving point of care in vitro diagnostic tests. At Wondfo USA’s R&D site in San Diego, you will assist in designing and creating medical devices for the healthcare market. As a crucial part of a dynamic team, you will be involved in developing research ideas, executing experiments, and strategizing, and developing these concepts into viable products.

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