Associate Scientific Director in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

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Job Description

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As an Associate Scientific Director of the lab, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge.

The Associate Scientific Director will work on-site from our Marlborough, MA facility.

The Associate Scientific Director, the role:

The Associate Scientific Director will direct, plan, and manage the work for feasibility studies, new product development and transfer to production. This professional will review project plans to ensure scientific integrity, consistency with departmental strategy, and achievability of deliverables and dates. The Associate Scientific Director will also provide expert advice to management and technical personnel regarding development technologies and activities.

The Associate Scientific Director will provide technical supervision of the endocrinology and andrology area. Supervision of the clinical immunology area is also required over time.

Job responsibilities:

  • Review and release results
  • Inform the Medical Director of any significant problems affecting the proper performance of testing procedures or complaints concerning the validity of the testing results
  • Provide technical input and guidance to the technical personnel with the development of new assays and the troubleshooting of existing assays
  • Plan and review testing results and operations on an on-going basis to determine areas for improvement
  • Hire, train, and review staff
  • Contribute ideas for new products.
  • Evaluate new technologies for possible use in product development.
  • Savvy Assay development
  • Be accountable for quality and timeliness of projects involving themselves or their staff
  • Work with teams to plan and manage new product development projects
  • Review and approve Development Reports
  • Work with senior management to manage projects according to company priorities
  • Participate in developing and implementing improved standards for new product development and adherence to the Design Control Process
  • Present or support their staff in presenting technologies at scientific meetings and customer or partner meetings

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: •    

  • Ph.D. in appropriate clinical or applied science
  • 3 + years of extensive experience in following areas, endocrinology, flow cytometry, immunology, andrology or clinical chemistry. 
  • Ability to develop and/or direct the implementation of new and improved laboratory tests.
  • Good administrative and management skills to direct, control and plan the activities of departmental personnel.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in a CAP/CLIA diagnostic laboratory is preferred


Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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