Scientist
Roche - Tucson, AZ

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We are looking for a Scientist for our growing Antibody Development team with focus on our immunohistochemistry assay portfolio. This position is primarily responsible for scientific input and guidance as well as execution and documentation for supporting the development of diagnostic reagent systems. The successful candidate will develop new antibody based IHC assays in accordance with all applicable regulatory guidance. A background in protein biochemistry and immunology based methods is a plus. Experience in developing IHC products is preferred. Good technical and communication skills are essential as well as cross-functional team work.
POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for initiating, directing and executing scientific research, development and manufacturing process strategies to support new and existing products. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems. Plans and executes laboratory research. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories. Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences. Serves as an in-house and outside consultant. May act as a spokesperson for corporate scientific affairs and advise top management. Participates in development of patent applications. Promotes and participates in the professional development of scientists and laboratory facilities. Uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of product or process principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Conducts research and development activities for products, methods and/or processes.
  • Projects are assigned with defined scope and goals.
  • Direction is provided by more senior scientists, management or project leader.
  • Participates in efforts to define new components, products or processes and identify technical challenges.
  • Makes suggestions to improve work processes.
  • Creates potentially patentable components for systems, reagents or processes.
  • Plans and executes assigned projects; utilizes thorough technical and theoretical understanding of numerous techniques.
  • Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions and provides/implements process or document improvements.
  • Applies advanced scientific knowledge to projects.
  • Executes experiments; participates in experimental design.
  • Utilizes DOE where appropriate.
  • Participates in cross functional technical team activities.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Participates in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations of project results to own or other groups.
  • Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Formal Training/Education and Experience:

Ph.D. degree in Science, entry level, or Master
's degree with 3 years, or Bachelors with 8 years relevant experience. If degree is in a non-scientific field Executive Committee approval is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Strong understanding of scientific principles and concepts. Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents. Exceptions for internal high potential and high performing employees not meeting minimum qualifications will be taken into consideration and must be approved through Human Resources.

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