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Scientist II



Cerus aims to be the global leader and trusted partner of blood centers and hospitals whose technology, services, and commitment are the lifeblood of safe and accessible blood for patients around the world.

Participate in and perform research and/or development projects as a technical expert and key member of the Hematology group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Study Director for, performs and appropriately documents GLP and notebook studies.
  • Has independent ability to design, execute, and analyze data from experiments or studies.
  • Notes trends and aberrations in data, identifies problems and suggests/conducts experiments to determine root cause and develop solutions.
  • Develops, validates and implements new assays and/or technologies for project advancement.
  • Prepares protocols, final reports, summaries, etc., necessary for multiple projects
  • Reduces and analyzes highly complex data and presents it to maximize clarity and impact.
  • Serves as a technical expert on project teams, including contribution of ideas, developing plans, execution of the plan, and timely reporting of the results.
  • Serves as technical expert on external collaborations and studies.
  • Maintains laboratory notebooks.
  • Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and attendance at scientific meetings.
  • Writes and submits abstracts to national and international conferences and contributes to/authors regulatory submissions and scientific journal articles.
  • Presents internally and at scientific conferences and contributes to scientific publications.
  • Supervises and/or mentors research associates and/or entry level scientists by providing training on methods and techniques and direction on goals.
  • Effectively manages technical scope, controls quality, moves toward successful completion of goals, identifies and controls issues and risks, and communicates key outcomes internally and externally. 
  • Contributes to project progress within his/her scientific discipline.
  • Uses professional concepts and company’s policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 2-5 years of job-related work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, carry out and complete research and/or development projects
  • Experience in developing new methodology and techniques
  • Experience with cell, or molecular biology
  • Must have publications in peer-reviewed journals, or demonstrated ability to independently write reports that address key technical research and development issues
  • Working knowledge of scientific principles of hematology is desired
  • Experience working with blood products, developing assays, or with assays for red blood cells is desired
  • Demonstrates creativity in developing new methodology and techniques, in recognizing and capitalizing on novel findings and/or in finding non-obvious solutions to technical hurdles to achieving their assigned goals
  • Has a track record of writing reports or giving oral presentations that present problems, critical evaluation of relevant literature, adequately described experimental procedures, observations and conclusions.

Benefits plans: medical, dental, vision, domestic partner benefits, paid maternity and paternity leaves, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending, life and accidental death insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, matching 401(k), RSUs.

Work and family: EAP, legal and financial services, health club membership discounts, tuition reimbursement

Location: Concord, CA


Post Date: 7/29/2022 8:23:04 AM
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