Research Associate I
Alere - Scarborough, ME

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Executes preclinical scientific research or development in collaboration with others for projects. Investigates the feasibility of applying a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential products and problems. Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to a project. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analysis. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement. Maintains a broad knowledge of scientific principles and theories. Participates in development of patent applications. Interfaces with various departments. Uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways. Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined procedures, practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions or to determine appropriate action. Demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles, technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Requires no instructions on routine work and only general instructions on new assignments.

Performs scientific work and a variety of laboratory procedures requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, methods and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related scientific tasks under general guidance. Conducts experiments, some diverse in scope. Conducts and interprets data. Limited exercise of judgment is required on details of work when less common or proposed methods or procedures are necessary. Is expected to detect problems in using standardization procedures because of the condition of the sample, difficulties with the equipment, etc. May conduct scientific phases of a project for a more experienced scientist.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Practical laboratory skills

Ability in mathematics and computer literacy

Good communication skills, capable of communicating ideas to colleagues and customers

Problem-solving skills combined with analytical skills and good attention to detail

Project management skills and good organizational skills

Knowledge of business systems

Understanding of the commercial value of the work

Good knowledge of science and the ability to apply basic principles and techniques

Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); a minimum of one to two years of experience in a research and/or development environment.



Clinical / R&D

Primary Location


United States of America-Maine-Scarborough



Research and Development




Unposting Date



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