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Scientist I
Ref No.: 19-06748
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Scientist
Location: 80 Guest Street, Boston, MA

As pioneers of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to scientific and clinical excellence. Our systems and assays are the trusted choice in clinical trials across the industry —from plasma and blood screening and viral load testing to more recent leadership with HPV Primary Screening and advances in oncology testing. We hold our products to the highest performance standards to give you confidence in every result.

We are looking for candidates with BS or MS in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or related areas with 1-3 years of industry experience and a strong interest and aptitude in Research and development to join our team in Boston.

We are interested in candidates with positive emerge, willing to learn new things!

Essential Job Functions & Major Contributions:
  • Works under general supervision, to conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding.
  • Makes recommendations to resolve problems encountered during experimental procedures.
  • Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader.
  • Communicates results of experiments in the form of reports and presentations.
  • Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).
  • Analyzes experimental data using various data analysis software and/or applying quantitative methods.
  • Forms conclusions, and provides/documents process improvements.
  • Uses technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.
  • May present findings at internal meeting.
  • Assumes accountability for own electronic notebook documentation, ensuring experimental methods and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats.
  • Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation.
  • May troubleshoot issues related to instrumentation.
  • Analyzes alternative approaches to solve problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions.
Qualifications:
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience using analytical devices and/or data analysis within a research setting is a plus
  • Knowledge and work experience with real-time PCR –preferred
  • Experience in IVD Assay development
  • Excellent computer skills with MS office and organizational and communication skills required.
  • Foundational knowledge of mathematics relevant to statistical data analysis including but not limited to; understanding probabilistic models, hypothesis testing, basic calculus
  • Basic knowledge of programming in at least 1 commonly used language (e.g. Java / C / R, Python, SAS, ...)