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San Diego, CA
201 to 500 employees
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Company - Public (NGEN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

Nanogen Reviews

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

    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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Nanogen Interviews

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    Clinical Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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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