Associate Scientist

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Experience (Years)
Medical Device

Company Overview

Canon Financial Services, Inc. (CFS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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Position Overview

Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. is currently seeking an Associate Scientist with experience in microbiology. The incumbent in this position will culture and handle microbial organisms and assist in development of molecular diagnostic assays and instruments. Relevant background includes knowledge of infectious diseases, microbial culture, quantitation, and safe handling of various microorganisms.


- Culture and quantitate various microorganisms.
- Maintain inventory of frozen stocks of microorganisms.
- Provide testing materials (microorganisms and purified DNA) for development of molecular diagnostic assays and instruments.
- Assist in characterizing and testing the microbial materials by different assay methods (e.g. PCR).
- Assist in lab management tasks, such as material inventory, ordering and equipment maintenance.
- Maintain impeccable records from raw data including data books and computer generated data files, quantitative analysis of data, laboratory protocols, and summary reports.
- Present data to small working groups as well as to the larger project teams.
- Required to handle biological materials, infectious agents and biological wastes. Occasionally may be required to work with hazardous chemicals.
- Work in a dynamic matrix environment with moderate degree of independence. Cooperate with coworkers within an organized team environment and effectively communicate project status to supervisor.
- Assist with special projects as needed.


- Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Clinical microbiology or Biological sciences with a focus in microbiology.
- 0-2 years bench-level scientific research in academic or industry environment, preferably in the diagnostic or life sciences industry.
- Experience with Microbiology, including culture, maintenance and quantitation of various microorganisms. Experience in Molecular Biology areas including PCR and nucleic acid purification is a plus.
- Experience in working safely with biological materials in BSL-2 environment, including material handling, storage and disposal.
- Strong analytical abilities required for designing experiments, data analysis, and reporting.
- Must be able to maintain impeccable records from raw data including lab notebooks and computer generated data files, quantitative analysis of data, laboratory protocols, and summary reports.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to function with moderate degree of independence are required.
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