The R&D Scientist I position assists in the development of new products and the manufacture of current specialty products by performing a variety of chemical and biological testing. The Scientist I will perform bench laboratory experiments to support stability studies, formulations, product optimization and product improvements. The Scientist I is responsible for the production and quality control testing of complex finished goods and specialty samples. Familiarity with immunoassays, clinical chemistry analyzers and knowledge of IVD diagnostics are a plus.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- Calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and operate scientific instrumentation including but not limited to pH meters, spectrophotometers, dissolved oxygen meters, centrifuges, and clinical chemistry analyzers.
- Ability to compute general chemical calculations and general statistical equations.
- Ability to work with human and animal blood and other biological products.
- Ability to work in a biological safety hood utilizing good aseptic techniques.
- Ability to execute wet chemistry and analytical chemistry tasks with minimal supervision.
- Research, development, and validation of new methods of analysis as needed.
- Performs any other duties or tasks that may be required by the company.
- Follows current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), good laboratory practices (GLP) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Interact with Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing and QA/QC Departments if necessary.
- Documents preparations, solutions, reagents and testing in approved batch records or notebooks.
- Maintain laboratory cleanliness, order supplies, remove biohazardous and non-biohazardous waste as needed.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required for data analysis and report writing.
This is a full-time hourly position with wages determined by education and relevant work experience.
Heath insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
The R&D Scientist I position does not have any supervisory responsibilities or direct reports; and will report directly to the R&D Manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and follow good laboratory practices to ensure the validity of test results. The employee must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific terms. The employee must have the ability to write reports, documents, standard operating procedures, and protocols that conform to prescribed style and format. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or a related science discipline is preferred. An associate degree combined with relevant work experience will be considered.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand for an extended period of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The position requires work with human biological samples. Tasks will occasionally expose the employee to extremely cold conditions.