R&D Scientist

  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  • California, USA
  • Aug 08, 2019
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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.

As a Research and Development Scientist in the Diagnostics and Genomics Group, you will contribute to the development of cutting-edge target enrichment solutions for Next Generation Sequencing. You will work with a cross-functional team to create new products and applications for cancer research and diagnostics. In this key role you will use your extensive molecular biology expertise to design, plan and execute NGS target enrichment and analysis workflows. You will be expected to lead projects requiring coordination with other functions, including R and D, marketing and manufacturing. You will also address a broad range of scientific problems of varying scope and complexity. Laboratory expertise should include Next Generation Sequencing, RNA seq and hands-on molecular biology, and/or biochemistry. Ability to work with large datasets and perform bioinformatic analysis is a plus.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field with at least 4 years of experience or a Master of Science degree with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Experience with RNA sequencing
  • Laboratory skills in target enrichment Next Generation Sequencing with training/working knowledge of bioinformatics is desirable.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Prior experience in cancer research is a plus. 

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Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate