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POST DATE 9/7/2016
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


Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

Want to build a career in a dynamic, results focused environment* Join the R&D team that's developing companion diagnostic assays for cancer diagnostics. Here, you'll work in a technical role to support assay development and provide solutions for the pathology business, learning continuously through ongoing training and on-the-job experience.

Job Summary
Perform experiments to validate prototype immunohistochemical (IHC) assays in the Companion Diagnostics business area. A general understanding of cell and molecular biology, histology and cancer pathology is essential. Participate in project teams as an expert at the technical level. Facilitate transfer of completed development projects into commercial products. Write study protocols, technical reports, and product packaging materials. Maintain a laboratory notebook and provide impeccable documentation to support quality control, regulatory affairs and clinical affairs. Experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook is required. Must work well in a dynamic team environment.

*Conduct experiments leading to the development of companion diagnostic assays.
*Interpret, analyze and report experimental data.
*Support clinical trial activities, including preparation of study materials.
*Contribute to the development of novel tools and technologies.
Education and/or Experience:
B.S. or advanced degree in biological sciences
0-2 years relevant experience (product development/assay development/IHC/ISH). Industry experience preferred.

Other Qualifications:
*Demonstrated experience in cell and molecular biology methods such as western blot, PCR, IHC, and ISH assays.
*Experience developing antibodies or assays based on antibody technology a plus.
*Understanding of histology, pathology and microscope techniques preferred.
*Broad biology knowledge, laboratory experience.
*Able to organize and conduct internal presentations.

GEO Location: Carpinteria, CA.

If you are eager to learn, are solutions-oriented, results-focused and a team player, then you have the qualities that will build your progressive, far-reaching career.

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