Hologic Scientist 2 in San Diego, California

Scientist 2

Post Date Dec 10, 2018

At Hologic, we’re an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we’ve been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women’s health

What powers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: the exceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. This clinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continually challenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, education and market access.

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.

While we focus on women’s health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.


Hologic is seeking a Scientist 2 responsible forinitiating, directing and executing scientific research and/or development strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a sub-project within the overall project goals. May manage 2-4 Research Associates/Scientist 1 personnel who perform experiments, analyze data and prepare reports for the sub-project in support of the overall project. May represent R&D on a Core Team for a less complex product development project. Demonstrated competence in two or more of the following areas:

  • Core Services – e.g. Microbiology skills, bioinformatics, sequencing, cloning, analytical chemistry, oligo synthesis and/or purification

  • Feasibility – e.g. Contributing to one or more of the following: the design of oligo systems, sample processing or assay formulation experiments. Perform experiments to support feasibility of software such as results processing, change to the instrument or new instrumentation.

  • Assay Integration – Executing experiments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support of the ADM, sequence file results processing or other software modules required to run the assay on the instrument.

  • Experiments to test assay performance at the extreme operating parameters of the instrument.

  • Experiments to transfer successfully an assay fully developed on one platform to another.

  • Experiments to improve assay or instrument robustness and ultimately performance.

  • May be asked to present work at scientific meetings. Collaborates and communicates effectively with junior level employees, peers, cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

  • Manage Execution : Conveys clear expectations for assignments, delegates enough of own work to others, monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals are not being met, continually looks for ways to improve processes, products, and/or services.

  • Build Realistic Plans : Develops realistic plans, actions steps and timetables for projects and assignments; identifies specific action steps and accountabilities, prepares realistic estimates of budget, staff and other resources.

  • Promote Teamwork : Promotes teamwork amongst groups: discourages “we versus they” thinking, facilitates the discussion and resolution of different views; involves others in shaping plans and decisions that affect them; contributes to the efforts of the team’s work.

  • Share the Vision : Executes plans and develops strategies for achieving vision; articulates the strategies to team(s) and others; manages people in a constructive manner to achieve strategic goals.

  • Make Sound Decisions : Makes timely decisions based on accurate logic; looks beyond symptoms to identify causes of problems and drives team to routinely perform root cause analyses; makes decisions in the face of uncertainty; takes all important issues into account when making decisions, including impact on people.


  • B.A. /B.S. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

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

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


  • 6-8 years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience. Industrial experience preferred.

  • 5-7 years laboratory experience post-M.S. without thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

  • 4-6 years laboratory experience post M.S. with thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

  • Ph.D. with post-doctoral research experience.

  • Ph.D. with no post-doctoral research experience or 2-3 years industrial experience.

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.