Advantage Resourcing
September 4, 2020
South San Francisco, CA
Job Type


As the Systems Integration Scientist in R&D, you will have a role in integrating new reagents, software, and instrumentation to launch complete solutions for our customers. The ideal candidate will be a true team player who is passionate about delivering simple, effective, customer-focused products. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with product management, software engineering, assay development, and manufacturing teams to coordinate V&V globally, and shepherd products through Development, Verification, Design Transfer, & Validation. Success in this role will require significant ability to work across cross functional business as well as technical teams and a deep technical understanding of molecular biology and systems integration. 
Job responsibilities include:
  • Works with customers to learn customer needs, and develops new product ideas and technologies to meet those needs
  • Coordinates multiple global sites to plan, schedule, and execute on late stage development, verification, transfer and validation activities
  • Shows strong alignment to business priorities and promotes visibility of progress towards goals, presenting project status to senior management
  • Drives for creative problem solving and quickly identifies roadblocks for quick resolution
  • Works cross-functionally to solve problems associated with the integration of molecular assays, hardware, and software components onto a complete end-to end customer solution
  • Identifies, confirms, and interprets performance issues related to integration of individual assays and instrument modules. Communicates issues cross-functionally and provide suggestions, solutions, and/or test plans for resolution.
  • Responsible for developing specifications based on careful measurement system analysis. Leverages expertise in process capability for specification optimization and development
  • Responsible for developing design history files under design control to ensure quality product development and traceability
  • Responsible for developing integrated manufacturing document infrastructure
  • Collaborates with molecular biologists, chemists, bioinformaticians, engineers, product managers, customer support, internal cross functional core teams and external scientists
Requirements / Education:
  • MSc in Molecular Biology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Organic Chemistry / Bioengineering with at least 2 years of industry experience
Technical Skills
  • Experience in integration and optimization of complex systems
  • Experience in developing products for regulated (GMP) customers
  • Expertise in Lean Six Sigma, DOE, and measurement system analysis. Has strong statistical skills using current platforms eg. JMP, R
  • Multidisciplinary background preferred. Must have qPCR experience. NGS, CE, and sample extraction platform experience preferred. Protein detection experience (eg. ELISA) a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer requirements
  • Experience in V&V for complete systems including reagents, sample prep instruments, detection instrumentation, and software
  • Experience in automation a plus
  • Experience with design control and FMEA/risk assessment
  • Demonstrated strength in generating documentation for full product development traceability
  • Experience with Agile, E1, SAP, QAD or similar software
  • Experience in root cause investigation methodologies eg. 5-whys, fishbone, etc

Non-technical skills

  • Demonstrated experience in driving for continuous improvement of processes
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in a complex, matrixed environment¬†
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing needs caused by time, budget, or business constraints
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are essential
  • Self-motivated, independent, organized, and a proactive driving force of execution
  • Demonstrates passion for problem solving and outside-the-box thinking
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Must be highly collaborative; Have the ability to work within a diverse team and contribute to a supportive, transparent, positive work environment both within the team and in the greater community
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and coordinating work across functions, cultures, and time zones

About Advantage Resourcing

Advantage Resourcing makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, medical condition, age, marital status, national origin, citizen status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, denial of medical or family leave, pregnancy or pregnancy disability leave or any other protected group status as defined by federal, state or local law. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application or interviewing process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Resourcing is an E-verify employer.

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