Thursday, September 12, 2013

Associate Scientist III

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Job Details:

Performs RNA extractions and analytical testing in support of biomarker development and biomarker analysis in clinical trials

Plans and conducts experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data

Responsibilities include:

Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision

Plans, conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data

Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review

Engages coworkers in scientific discussions

Communicates data and interpretation to work group

Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data

Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques

Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties

Contributes to internal/external reports

Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task

Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment a plus

The ideal candidate would possess:

Ability to follow established protocols

Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Strong scientific, organizational, and computer skills with particular focus on sample tracking and large data sets

Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

Experience with assay development and troubleshooting strongly preferred

Previous experience with clinical samples in a regulated environment preferred

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)

A minimum of two years demonstrated proficiency working with RNA including extraction, QC, and manipulation

Experience with a variety of expression profiling platforms a plus


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