Nanogen Reviews

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Howard C. Birndorf
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  • It was a good learning experience and a break into industry for me

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    Former Employee - Senior Development Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Development Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nanogen full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Deep knowledge of diagnostics development. Management experience in diagnostics was deep

    Cons

    Fairly high pressure...they went out of business

    Advice to Management

    There are not more managers


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    Clinical Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nanogen (San Diego, CA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    HR was very professional, calling to schedule an appointment and immediately following up with an email containing the people with whom I would interview and the directions to the workplace. I had one in person interview with the Director of Clinical Affairs, who asked me about my previous work experience, relevant classwork, organizational skills, etc. He was very informed, had read my resume, and asked very pertinent questions. Then I interviewed with HR, who asked the familiar questions: can you describe an event in which you had to negotiate or interact with a difficult collegue? etc..

    Interview Questions

    • describe your experience interacting with PIs, CRA's, R&D and non-clinical personnel   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate 6 dollars more per hour. I advice people to research the top pay for the position being applied for, and ask them to match it.

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Website www.nanogen.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (NGEN)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Nanogen digs into DNA to diagnose disease. The company makes diagnostic reagents, instruments, and test kits that detect a variety of infectious diseases -- including several herpes viruses and influenza -- as well as some cancers and genetic conditions. Its Q-PCR Alert and MGB Alert tests employ real-time PCR technology (a method of DNA amplification commonly used in molecular testing) and its proprietary MGB technology. Nanogen also makes point-of-care tests, including a couple of tests administered in the emergency room to diagnose heart attack and congestive heart ... More

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