Scientist – R&D

PDS Tech, Inc.
February 24, 2021
Santa Clara, CA
Job Type


PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Scientist position in Santa Clara, CA


  • Assist in conducting R&D experiments in high throughput genotyping workflow; this requires the use of semi-automated and automated liquid handling instruments
  • Perform data entry for experiment
  • Assist team in stocking/restocking materials and maintain team equipment calibration status


BS in biological sciences fields, such as Biology or Biochemistry


  • 1-2 years laboratory experience (can be derived from academic internships)
  • Basic laboratory techniques required such as micropipetting, solution preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, optical density measurements, centrifuges, plate mixers, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Experience on using liquid handlers such as the Beckman, Hamilton, Integra (preferred but not required)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Individual must work well in a team environment
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology
  • Attention to detail in the lab and ability to follow written lab protocols
  • Capacity to learn new technologies/concepts rapidly and apply them to the needs of the lab
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills, able to follow written and verbal instructions to perform tasks
  • Excellent at record keeping and highly organized; neat and tidy and cognizant of shared lab space
  • Self-motivated

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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