Scientist 3

Hologic Inc
San Diego, California
105,000-110,000 + benefits & bonus
Jan 07, 2021
Feb 16, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Our PURPOSE—to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day—is driven by a PASSION to become global champions for women’s health. We succeed by fulfilling our PROMISE to bring The Science of Sure® to life through product quality, clinical differentiation, customer relationships and our team’s talent and engagement.

Our Purpose is simple: to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day. Toward this end, we offer clinically proven products designed to detect, diagnose and treat disease and other health conditions that primarily affect women—earlier and more accurately than ever to provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind. This focus has fueled our long track record of innovative medical breakthroughs across many therapeutic areas—breast health, cervical health, body composition, gynecologic health, perinatal health, skeletal health and sexual health—touching the lives of more than 230 million women around the world every year. In fact, as global champions for women’s health, no company in the world has done more to fight cervical and breast cancer than Hologic—and we will continue to challenge ourselves to ensure that future generations of women have access to our life-saving innovations.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our collective expertise and dedication to develop and market robust, science-based certainty, sustain a pipeline of exceptional solutions that respond to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities. And when we fulfill our purpose and promise to the world, we also fulfill another goal: a business that generates sustainable global financial growth from which success and prosperity for our company, employees and investors naturally follow.


This position will require automated synthesis of oligonucleotides, purification of oligonucleotides by chromatographic techniques and characterization of oligonucleotides by a variety of physicochemical techniques and conjugation of oligonucleotides by a variety of methods. The candidate will also participate in basic research projects exploiting novel properties of oligonucleotides in diagnostic assays.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for a significant portion of a complex project or an entire less complex project or multiple less complex projects.  Understands the scope of the overall project in the scope of corporate strategy. May manage 2 or more personnel. May represent R&D on a Core Team for a product development project.

May be asked present work internally or at scientific conferences or write scientific papers. Collaborates and communicates effectively with junior level employees, peers and cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization.


•           M.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

•           Ph.D. Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.



•           6-8 years laboratory experience post-M.S. without thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

•           5-7 years laboratory experience post M.S. with thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

•           Ph.D. with no post-doctoral research experience or 4-6 years industrial experience.

•           Ph.D. with post-doctoral research experience and 3-5 years industrial experience.


Specialized Knowledge:

Minimum of 3-5 years of industry work experience required; experience with oligonucleotide synthesis and purification required; large-scale oligonucleotide synthesis experience desired; experience working in regulated environments desired


Additional Details:

  • Sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Potential Exposure to moving mechanical parts, vibration and/or moderate noise levels.
  • Potential Exposure to hazardous chemicals or other materials.


Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter.  All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.


Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of disability and veterans.