R&D Immunoassay Development Scientist in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/9/2021

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    200 Forest Street
    Marlborough, MA
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Job Description

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Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As an R&D Immunoassay Development Scientist, 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. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

The R&D Immunoassay Development Scientist will work on-site at our Marlborough, MA laboratory.

R&D Immunoassay Development Scientist, the role:

The R&D Immunoassay Development Scientist plans, prepares, conducts and records complex bench level chemical/biochemical experiments. This professional prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties. 

Job responsibilities:

•         Develops, plans, conducts and records results from complex experiments within a specific product or technology area. 

•         Performs laboratory experiments following defined protocols and company procedures. Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results. 

•         Works within established parameters on individual assignments, on project teams for longer-term projects and as a technical leader to Assistant Scientists or Associate Scientists.  

•         Identifies problems, investigates alternatives and recommends possible courses of action. 

•         Maintains knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures by reading current literature. 

•         Works with infectious materials, supporting and complying with the company hazard waste handling practices.

•         Effectively utilizes and applies advanced methods or technologies. 

•         Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets. 

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

•         Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of an advanced degree (M.A./Ph.D) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related scientific discipline. Requires at least 6 years of extensive industrial experience and significant demonstration of capabilities for a candidate with a Bachelor's degree, at least 4 years of relevant industrial experience with a Master's degree, or a Ph.D. with thesis.

•         Experience with immunoassays including ELISA and high sensitivity immunoassays

•         Previous mammalian cell culture experience and work with cell-based assay preferred

•         Experience in a GMP or QSR environment is an advantage

•         Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.

•         Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance and correlation techniques.

•         Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

•         Knowledgeable in the use of common laboratory equipment and safe chemical handling.

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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 / Citizenship.

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