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Scientist

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Posted: 06/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 609235 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Job Description:
This scientist position is in the department of Bioanalytics located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting testing of samples in support of process development, characterization, developmental stability, validation and other R&D projects. Other responsibilities include cGMP documentation, sample login, data review, instrument maintenance, and other tasks assigned by management. The analyst may participate in development, execution, and qualification of new analytical test methods for characterization. The incumbent will be expected to work effectively under general supervision and contribute to the team effort to support R&D projects. 

Job Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The individual will perform technically diverse testing and analysis with minimal assistance using modern instrumental analytical techniques including but not limited to coagulation assays, enzymatic assays, immunoassays, chromatography (HPLC, GC, IC), capillary electrophoresis, and gel electrophoresis.
  • The candidate will perform accurate technical/cGXP review of other operators work and can interpret /understand trends in data.
  • The candidate will contribute to report writing and perform data analysis.
  • The individual will also assist in coordination of specific activities such as method qualification execution, IOQ execution and small study execution.
  • The candidate must have strong scientific understanding of the test methods being performed as well as the products/intermediates being tested.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • The candidate must be able to recognize aberrant results and will be responsible for initiating investigations when necessary.
  • He or she will participate in moderate to extensive problem solving which requires original thought and must effectively interact with scientific and non-scientific personnel.
  • The candidate must be able to recognize when to modify a standard approach to be more effective and incorporates new technology when appropriate.
  • Frequent communication with personnel from other departments is often necessary to fulfill project assignments.

Requirements:
  • The candidate must have experience in the use of modern instrumental analytical techniques including but not limited to coagulation assays, enzymatic assays, immunoassays, chromatography (HPLC, GC, IC), capillary electrophoresis, and gel electrophoresis.
  • Degree must be within a relevant field: (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Toxicology)
  • Masters plus 1 year of relevant experience, or Bachelors plus 3-4 years of relevant experience, No degree requires 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Occupational Demands:
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment.
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.
  • Exposure to electrical office equipment.
  • Exposure to chemicals.
  • Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves.
  • Frequently sits and bends neck for 4-6 hours per day.
  • May stand and twist neck for 2-4 hours per day.
  • Occasionally walks, bends and twists waist and squats.
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Moderate lifting of 15-30lbs. with a maximum lift of 35 lbs.
  • May reach above and below shoulder height.
  • Color perception/discrimination, near vision and far vision are correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye.
  • EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans





Pay Rate Range: $20-35/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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