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Senior Research Associate, Digital Pathology Solutions

Science and Research

Biological Research


Carlsbad, California, United States

1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle. At Navigate we envision a disease free world – our talented and passionate team is at the forefront of enabling drug development by using transformative science to deliver high quality, world class clinical biomarker solutions so we can one day realize that vision. Join us on our journey to turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe. Navigate Biopharma, a fully owned subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostics services to companies in the precision medicine field. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally.<br><br>As a Sr. Research Associate at Navigate, you will perform routine testing under GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations to support clinical trial sample testing and assist with assay development activities. While part of a highly collaborative team, you will be expected to exhibit independence in testing samples across multiple projects. In this role, you will bring critical thinking, initiative and clear communication during the performance of projects. <br><br>What you’ll be doing: Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:<br>• Perform testing of patient specimens or develop new staining protocols using multiplex fluorescence immunohistochemistry staining and digital image analysis methods following work instructions, SOPs and/or experimental design<br>• Analysis and QC of image data using software such as AQUA® Technology or HALO®<br>• Data report and data transfer using LIMS <br>• Perform instrument maintenance <br>• Follow all GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations and ensure Quality Events are documented<br>• May contribute to authoring and reviewing technical documents such as work instructions, SOPs and internal presentations<br>• Perform basic troubleshooting on procedures and assays. May make recommendations for solutions to more senior scientific staff <br><br>This position will be located at the San Diego, CA site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. This position will require 0% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).<br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]