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Scientist (Digital Pathology Solutions)



Full Time

On Site


Carlsbad, California, United States

Job Description

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.

As a Scientist at Navigate, you will design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new assay procedures and follow GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations to support clinical trial sample testing. While part of a highly collaborative team, you will be expected to exhibit moderate to high level of independence across multiple projects. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and clear communication during the execution of their projects.

Your responsibilities:

• Plan & execute laboratory research, assay validation, and testing of patient specimens using multiplex fluorescence or chromogenic immunohistochemistry staining and digital image analysis methods
• Analysis and QC of image data using software such as AQUA® Technology or HALO®
• Data report and data transfer using LIMS
• Perform instrument maintenance
• Following all GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations and ensure Quality Events are documented
• Authoring and reviewing technical documents such as work instructions, study protocols/reports and internal presentations.
• Collaborate cross functionally with colleagues on various projects as needed
• Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.

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