Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

R&D Scientist


Agilent Technologies

Job Location

5301 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051
United States

Job Description

Option to Work Remote



Job Description

To protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers and communities, employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an approved exemption has been granted for a medical reason, sincerely held religious belief, or an employee is otherwise exempt under applicable law.

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at


Help identify and evaluate novel technologies & applications to complement our genomics portfolio and support our longer-term strategic priorities!


We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual to join our Emerging Technologies team in Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics Group, tasked to drive innovation and expand Agilent genomics’ footprint in both research and clinical markets. As a scientist on the team, you will be responsible for experimental design, execution, and data analysis of assays, selected for evaluation. Chemistries will primarily focus on NGS workflows but can expand to other techniques including CRISPR.


In addition, you will support the team with creating reviews of application areas of interest and time-sensitive M&A opportunities. The ideal candidate has experience with molecular biological techniques and working with NGS technologies, enjoys solving complex problems, can think creatively and wants to apply and develop their skills in a fast-paced R&D team environment. You will interact closely with the marketing team and other technical groups.



  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in a related field with suitable field, with Ph.D. degree preferred. May consider candidates with an equivalent combination of education, training, and hands-on experience specific to this role.
  • 4+ years experience in molecular assay development.
  • Knowledge and experience with common molecular biology techniques and principles such as: Nucleic acid hybridization assays, PCR and primer design, DNA/RNA isolation, enzymatic manipulation of DNA/RNA, etc.
  • Ability and experience working with next-generation sequencing sample preparation workflows
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment within a global organization

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 email [email protected]. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please see all of our notices for EEO below.