Scientist - Epigenomics

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Scientist - Epigenomics

Some diagnostics openings at Sequenom Inc. Here is one of them:

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Scientist - Epigenomics
Department: R&D - Molecular Applications
Category: Research & Development
Location : San Diego , CA
Type: Employee
Description: POSITION PURPOSE:
Under general direction, the Scientist Epigenomics is responsible for planning and executing research and development projects and collaborations within the Molecular Applications department. The ideal candidate will apply biochemical and molecular biological methods for the development of novel methods for elucidation of epigenetic changes, in particular cytosine methylation, and other applications in the field of cancer research.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop next versions of Sequenoms methods for analysis of epigenetic changes as well as inception and development new applications in the field of epigenetics. Plan, implement, and execute research and development projects within the Molecular Applications Department
Identify development opportunities that can lead and contribute to positive revenue streams for Sequenom
Work on problems of diverse scope where experimental setup requires DOEs (Design of Experiment) and where analysis of data requires computational capabilities in Excel and MatLab or R.
Lead projects requiring collaborations with other Molecular Applications personnel, employees within other departments, as well as collaborations with external partners
Select appropriate model systems and clinical samples for proof-of-concept of the developed methods
Participate and present in research related conferences
Publish scientifically relevant data in peer reviewed journals
Participate in development of patent applications, if applicable
Requirements: REQUIREMENTS:
PhD and/or MD in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, or closely related field, with 2-5 years experience in a research and/or development environment. Postdoctoral may serve as experience
Profound scientific background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and design of experiments (DOE)
Hands-on experience with advanced molecular biology and biochemistry of nucleic acids and DNA preparation from various sample sources
Previous experience with product development and commercialization is a plus
Experience with statistical data analysis and data analysis tools like Excel and MatLab or R
Expertise in mass spectrometry and a medical background with a focus in cancer research are highly advantageous
Hands-on experience with high-throughput genotyping and sequencing technologies is a plus
Ability to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites

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