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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Agilent Technologies Carpinteria, CA

Carpinteria, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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We are currently seeking a Research Assistant with biological sciences background for our Dako North America office in Carpinteria, CA to work within the field of Companion Diagnostics (pharmDx).

Job Summary

Work in a dynamic environment in the field of Oncology! Under appropriate guidance, plan and execute experiments to develop immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays in the Companion Diagnostics business area. Participate as key contributor in project teams. Facilitate transfer of completed development projects into commercial products. Contribute to improvement of established product reagents/protocols. Contribute to generation of required documentation/procedures. Evaluate/optimize test methods, new antibodies/reagents.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, friendly, flexible team member who learns quickly, enjoys multi-tasking, and most important, has an interest in the company and our products. Dako promotes a mutually respectful environment where all staff members are essential for the success of the group.


Perform studies as described and detailed in existing documents. Execute performance testing of companion diagnostic IHC assays. Support clinical trial activities, including preparation of study materials and training of study personnel. Participate in evaluating and reporting experimental results. Contribute to generation of general protocols and reports (Stability; short Tech Reports etc) and publications. With training and coaching, increase understanding of histology and pathology, especially with regard to Oncology and relevant Biomarkers. Participate in product care activities as needed.
Bachelors degree in the biological or chemical sciences or equivalent in work experience.

Years of Experience:
0-2 years with Bachelors degree or related experience

Other Qualifications:
Able to follow Quality System regulations, including Design Control. Experience with high throughput digital whole slide scanning and image analysis is highly desirable. Experience with immunohistochemical staining and use of a microscope preferred. Good verbal and written communications. Analytical, creative and works well in a team environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office.

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