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Date Posted: 02/Jun/17 Requisition: 2071957 Job Title: Research Associate, Cancer diagnostics development Description: 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 www.agilent.com.

Research Associate, Cancer Diagnostics Development

Work in a cross-functional team that supports clinical trials testing new targeted anti-cancer drugs, by developing tailored companion diagnostic assays. The DAKO brand within Agilent Technologies is one of the leaders in the field of companion diagnostics, partnering with various pharmaceutical companies, in order to bring their precision medicine drugs to market. See http://www.agilent.com/en-us/dako-products for details. Our job is to help saving lives through diligent scientific work. We are looking for a talented and dedicated entry level biologist/biochemist to join the Companion Diagnostics Group in our Research and Development Department. You will work closely with experts in clinical science, regulatory affairs, immunoproduction and quality assurance to develop accurate, robust and precise assays. Your challenge will be to create value for Agilent through excellent job performance and innovative ideas that either create new businesses or enhance existing ones.

Here is what you will be measured on:

* Applying systems to carry out and develop immunohistochemistry assays, in situ hybridization assays, and possibly molecular biology-based assays.
* Assist in defining and designing the optimal development path for each product within our workflow and adhering to our quality management system framework. Quality is our passion.
* Working with internal and external collaborators to employ Agilent's automated staining and labeling solutions for cancer diagnostics.
* Execution of all aspects of experiments including planning, execution, analysis and reporting.
* Ensuring success through collaboration with your team on your work. Qualifications: Qualifications:
* Demonstration of excellent communication and teamwork skills
* Solid knowledge and experience in immunohistochemistry. Experience in in situ hybridization, fluorescent techniques, protein biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology desirable. Tumor biology knowledge a plus.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Ability to work with speed and focus
* minimum requirement BS in Biology or Biochemistry.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

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Company: Business: Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Job Category: R&D

Job Sub-Category: Research Associate

Region: Americas

Country or Area: United States

State/Province: California

Town/City: Palo Alto

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HR Country Location: United States

HR Town/City Location : Carpinteria

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is a measurement company providing bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. The Company operates in two business segments: electronic measurement business and the bio-analytical measurement business. The electronic measurement business provides standard and customized electronic measurement instruments and systems monitoring, management and optimization tools for communications networks and services, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment and communications networks and services. The bio-analytical measurement business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. (Source: 10-K)