Staff Scientist
Bio-Rad Laboratories - Redmond, WA

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Req Number: R11-002

Location(s): Redmond WA

Career Field: Research

Education: BS, MS, PhD

Duties and Responsibilities:
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS: Provide technical leadership, direction and oversight for a small project team developing and optimizing production methods for new human retroviruses (e.g. XMRV). Develop Quality Control methods and analytical tests to monitor virus production. Develop commercial Western Blot confirmatory test for human antibody to these retroviruses. Provide project management support. Review team member's contributions. Prepare and review technical reports.

Skills and Experience:
QUALIFICATIONS: MS or BS in a life science, such as Microbiology or Biochemistry. PhD related to targeted area of expertise is strongly preferred. 10+ years related experience required, direct experience preferred. 'State of the art' knowledge of viral culture and detection using molecular biology and /or immunoassay methods. Demonstrated ability to provide implementable, innovative ideas and technical leadership. Strong project management and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including publications and presentations. Proficient computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office software. Ability to be flexible while meeting project and business needs, and maintaining effective relationships. Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment.