Position title
Senior Scientist
Description

Position Summary

Responsible for leading the Contract Research Services laboratory projects for various client-driven research projects in accordance with cGLPs/cGMPs and FDA regulatory guidelines, where applicable.  Coordinates with the Laboratory Director regarding project plans and completion.  Assists in day-to-day supervision of the Contract Research Servies laboratory as well as training of staff in various techniques employed for projects.

Responsibilities

Essential R&D Laboratory duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  •  Assist Laboratory Director in development and execution of project plans, including managing project timelines and goals. Projects will cover a wide array of disciplines, with a focus in molecular techniques including nucleic acid, immunoassay, and cell based assays.
  • Accurately and efficiently design and perform laboratory experiments for development of methodologies and/or instrumentation that may be used for compliant 510(k) submissions, record and analyze data, and present data to Laboratory Management.
  • Develop clear and concise written reports on various research projects for presentation to Laboratory Management
  • Must have Next Generation Sequencing Experience. Familiarity with Illumina sequencing instruments is preferred.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Assist in development of Standard Operating Procedures for processes and equipment associated with research projects.
  • Assist in day-to-day supervision of the R&D Laboratory, including training of employees, where required.
  • Troubleshoot procedural or technical issues associated with laboratory experiments performed by self and other team members.  Perform and ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken, if required.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s general policies and procedures, including those associated with the laboratory’s Quality Assurance and Safety Programs.
  • Display a high degree of dependability, versatility, judgement, and skill in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly working area.
  • Work with little to no supervision.
  • No direct reports.

Direct Supervisor: Laboratory Director

Qualifications

Education, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • BA/BS, MS, or PhD in chemical, physical, or biological sciences, medical technology, or clinical laboratory sciences.
  • BA/BS - at least 10 years general laboratory experience.
  • MS – at least 5 years general laboratory experience.
  • PhD – at least 2 years general laboratory experience.
  • Experience in design and creation of bacterial and mammalian expression systems.
  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR & primer design, cloning for recombinant expression (genomic & plasmid based, restriction enzymes, CRISPR/Cas9), sequencing (PCR based and whole genome), and sequence alignment analysis.  Experience in next-generation sequencing and SNP analysis is an advantage.
  • Familiar with mammalian cell culture techniques, media requirements/preparation, microscopy, and cell-based molecular methods such as flow cytometry, FISH, etc.
  • Experience in design and performance of immunoassays, ELISA, and protein purification as well as peptide sequence alignments and proteomics analysis.
  • Ability to communicate the progress of projects clearly and concisely via presentations and/or regular written reports.
  • Familiarity with cGLPs/cGMPs and FDA guidelines for the clinical, pharmaceutical, and biological industries is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, analyze and work with attention to detail, process and prioritize sensitive complex information and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates initiative and proactively provides collaborative support to other team members.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and reliable record keeping.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient manner and work well under time constraints.
  • Ability to exercise creativity and judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Job Benefits
  • Major Medical Insurance, company sponsored
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k option, company matches up to 3%
  • Optional Voluntary Insurances
  • PTO
  • 8 holidays and 1 Floating Holiday per year
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
4100 Fairway Drive, ste 410, Carrollton, Texas, 75010, USA
Date posted
May 18, 2021
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