Assay Development Scientist

Job Description

The Assay Development Scientist will be hands-on, creative, analytical, methodical in execution, and highly self-motivated. The individual will play a key role in the development of a microarray platform for detecting and quantifying somatic mutations and copy number variations in cancers. The individual will work cross-functionally to interface with the assay team, bioinformatics group and operations. Experience with developing DNA-based amplification assays, bioinformatics and transferring products to manufacturing is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be creative, well-organized, methodical, analytical, attentive to detail, and have excellent communication skills.


Extensive experience with assay development, molecular biological techniques, and developing analytical tools for in-process QC. Wet-bench skills and the desire to continue working in the lab are essential. Proven track record in problem solving, experimental design and data analysis. Familiarity with transferring products to manufacturing is a strong plus. Works well as part of a team, in a high-paced, pressured environment with a keen sense of prioritization and intuition of the trade-offs between timelines with scientific rigor.

Demonstrated working as part of a multidisciplinary team with at least 5 years of industrial experience
Education: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related

BS/MS with 7-10 yrs experience

PhD with 5+ yrs experience

Affymetrix (AFFX) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes. The vision, innovation, and devotion of Affymetrix employees help us empower scientists around the world to alleviate human suffering. It is not just the sheer power of our technology that inspires us; it is the potential for it to help people.

Our employees create a highly energized, team-oriented work environment. We are an employer committed to supporting the aspirations and achievements of our employees and offer our employees a comprehensive, competitive program of benefits and a corporate culture based on core values of daring, passionate and platinum.

***Affymetrix is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected status. Our commitment to a diverse workforce is demonstrated through all aspects of our hiring and employment practices. ***



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