R&D Scientist I
ARUP Laboratories 53 reviews - Salt Lake City, UT

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General Function:
Research, organize and implement new assays as well as improve current testing under the direction of the Medical Director. Requires formal presentations of findings at regular lab meetings, seminars and professional meetings as well as lead author in a peer reviewed journal. Writes technical procedures for transition to the clinical lab. This position is more senior than the Specialist position and functions with less formal directing and more autonomy.

Reporting Function:
This position reports to the Group Manager of R&D for administrative responsibilities and the relevant medical Director for technical direction.

Essential Functions:
1. Development of new assays with Medical Director review (less supervision of the Specialist):

a) Select methods and reagents for assays not currently offered by the section.

b) Assess performance characteristics of new methods.

c) Develop Quality Control systems for new test methods.

d) Write technical procedures and supply cost accounting for new methods.

e) Supply cost accounting for new methods.

f) Develop training program for implementation of new methods into the department.

2. Improving existing assays:
a) Develop modifications for current procedures in order to improve cost and/or labor efficiency.

b) Perform literature review to adequately obtain and access all options for assay improvement.

3. Academic Activities:
a) This position requires formal presentations of research results at regular lab meetings, ARUP seminars and professional meetings.

b) The position requires organizing data, drawing conclusions and assembling those in written format for publication in peer reviewed journals. The position requires submission of at least one peer reviewed manuscript as lead author each year.
Job Qualifications

Eligibility within ARUP

Education/Credentials required:
  • A Ph.D. in a relevant technical field

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant technical field and two years in a research position at ARUP

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree and four years experience in a research position at ARUP.
Experience/Skills preferred:
  • Five peer reviewed publications as lead author.
  • Eight formal presentations at professional meetings outside of ARUP.
  • Positive performance reviews.
Eligibility outside of ARUP

Education/Credentials required:
  • A Ph.D. in a relevant technical field

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant technical field and four years in R&D

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree and six years in R&D.
Experience/Skills preferred:
  • Five peer reviewed publications as lead author
  • Eight abstract/poster presentations at professional meetings
Physical and other requirements :
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to work all required overtime and take call as needed.
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
  • Fine motor coordination.
  • Good visual acuity.
  • Mobility.
  • Involves judgment in planning work, assessing results, solving problems, and taking or recommending action.
  • Ability to organize work, to meet deadlines and to work under stressful condition.
  • Absolute integrity in the accurate identification of samples, test performance and reporting of results.
  • Continual assessment of current literature.
The ideal candidate must have recent, hands-on experience with HPLC and Mass Spec assay development in complex, biological matrices. The candidate must have excellent writing and presentation skills. Must be able to mutli-task. Experience in a clinical laboratory environment is highly desired.

About this company
53 reviews
The good folks at ARUP Laboratories don't grow pale at the sight of blood. The clinical reference lab performs tens of thousands of tests...