Staff Scientist, Biotech

ABC Laboratories Columbia, MO
Involved in planning own work and supervising day-to-day activities in the laboratory working under prescribed procedures (protocols, standard operating procedures, methods, etc.). Completes increasingly complex work for research and development, CGMP and/or GLP studies and documents and reports data in a timely manner according to regulatory guidelines. Plans the conduct of a study; monitors study procedures to ensure data accuracy and report quality; conducts analysis and experimentation on substances, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis and improvement of analytical methodologies. Typically serves as technical leader within group and may also be project leader/study director on complicated projects and participates in laboratory housekeeping.

Job Duties:

* Designs, carries out and performs simple and complex experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory (e.g. DEA, EPA, FDA, FIFRA, OECD, etc.) requirements as defined by protocol, method, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Performs progressively more complex procedures and experiments.

* Is able to utilize equipment, develop formulas, processes, and methods for solution of technical problems.

* Analyzes organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties and potential environmental effects.

Adheres to schedule according to ABC's or contracting organization's timetable and establishes daily or weekly routines necessary to ensure on-time delivery.

* Designs and conducts most procedures independently using laboratory equipment, computer resources, and institutional libraries.

* Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.

* Depending on area of assignment, conducts research on manufactured products to develop and improve products.

Depending on area of assignment, induces changes in composition of substances by introduction of heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts.

* Performs data analysis, first level, and peer review of data for accuracy and completeness. Prepares data and reports of completed projects ensuring auditable quality for publication at completion of contracted work by clients.

* Performs complex data evaluations, reviews the work of others, and writes complex technical reports and standard operating procedures.

* Depending on area of assignment, handles regulated materials (quarantined matrices, DEA-controlled, and radiolabeled materials, etc.), potential biohazard materials, and toxic chemicals according to company procedures.

* Depending on area of assignment, performs ELISA testing for protein expression.

* Depending on area of assignment, conducts research into composition, structure, properties, relationships, and all critical parameters of the material contracted for testing.

* Likely to work on several projects concurrently and may monitor and direct activities of other staff performing work in area of expertise.

* Conducts training of staff on techniques necessary to perform laboratory assignments.

* May serve as study director, principal investigator, or project leader for GLP and CGMP studies. May assist in planning the conduct of a study.

* Confers with scientists and colleagues regarding research, and may be required to prepare technical papers and reports.

* Responsible for quality and accuracy of data and reports sent to client under assigned responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field or degree with comparable coursework in the above areas and a minimum of five years of experience in a directly relevant setting.

* A Master's degree in a relevant field and three years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and experience.

* A PhD in a relevant field may be substituted for bachelor's degree and experience

Preferred QualificationsExperience in biotechEAG is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and comprehensive workforce on the basis of merit and experience. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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