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Associate Scientist, Flow Cytometry

Science and 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 every year. At Navigate BioPharma 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 subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostic 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 an Associate Scientist at Navigate, you will help to design, create, execute, and troubleshoot Flow cytometry based procedures and assays. You will be expected to exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects including contributing to the launch of new platforms/assays. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and effective stakeholder management in the execution of their projects. <br><br>Your key responsibilities:<br>Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:<br>• Works in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations<br>• May design, create, execute and troubleshoot multi-parameter flow cytometry based procedures and assays<br>• Analysis of patient flow cytometry data using FloJo or FCS Express software<br>• Author and review technical documents including but not limited to assay work instructions<br>• Perform instrument calibration, maintenance and function tests with proper documentation<br>• May work directly with external vendors to resolve reagent or equipment issues<br>• May identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results<br>• Use LIMS to create batch testing worklists and enter, QC, transfer data<br><br><br>