The Research Scientist will participate in integrated teams focused on specific research programs. Programs will consist of designing and validating gene expression assays for candidate biomarker panels and testing them in exploratory clinical feasibility studies; defining and optimizing new laboratory methods as needed to address technical challenges that emerge during the course of research and development programs; designing and executing studies to establish better biological understanding of gene biomarkers employed in clinical diagnostic tests and, meeting ‘next generation’ demands in laboratory process scale and refinement by evolving new versions of existing laboratory processes and methods. The Research Scientist I will take primary responsibility for designing and executing assigned components of specific phases of a research program.
- The Research Scientist I will work with cross-functional product concept teams including scientists from pathology, medical sciences and biostatistics, as well as representatives from marketing and business development as needed to establish feasibility for new product concepts.
- The Research Scientist I will take responsibility for managing defined phases of a research program. Tasks may include working with bioinformatics and research scientists to develop lists of candidate genes and validated assay designs; designing and optimizing laboratory processes; conducting exploratory research and/or clinical studies; troubleshooting laboratory process related issues during the conduct of studies; writing laboratory protocols, and reviewing research protocols, product profiles, and reports.
- The Research Scientist I may work with biostatisticians to QC data and review study analyses and conclusions.
- The Research Scientist I may supervise laboratory research associates responsible for assembling and verifying study reagents and materials and for conducting and monitoring the laboratory processes as described in the laboratory protocols.
- The Research Scientist I may act as the scientific point of contact when working with a collaborator or as projects are advanced from research to product development.
- The Research Scientist I is expected to lead in the design, creation and writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific and/or medical journals.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Entry level Ph.D. or BS/MS and 6+ years of relevant laboratory experience, preferably in a diagnostic or research environment
- Experience with genomics, cell or molecular biology, especially in the areas of gene expression and transcriptional regulation is required.
- Experience in the area of cancer research if preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership capability with cross-functional teams, a track record of successfully completing complex assignments and meeting goals within aggressive timelines
- Demonstrated ability to initiate programs then to adapt to an evolving team roles as programs progress
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Experience with supervising, and providing mentoring and motivational leadership to more junior laboratory staff is a plus
- Strong written and oral communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
- Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
- Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
- Ability to work as part of a team
TRAVEL, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT :
- Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
- May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation
- Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary (LAB EMPLOYEES ONLY)
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