The R&D Scientist II is a professional, exempt position that reports to a member of the R&D Management team. The R&D Scientist II is responsible for conducting and/or collaborating on the research and development of new test kits including raw material and project management as well as the eventual transfer of the project to other CSI departments.
• Perform the research and development necessary for the development of test kits.
• Maintain full comprehension of project to support project progression.
• Prepare and summarize data for review.
• Generate, revise, and update SOPs and safety protocols as needed.
• Participate in the management of the laboratory.
• Strong interpersonal skills with flexibility to multi-task with different laboratory personnel.
• Ability to apply production/QC experience/knowledge to new product development.
• Ability to quickly change priorities and effectively incorporate procedural changes.
• Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities.
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to share the data they have collected, archived, and analyzed with different laboratory personnel.
• Ability to learn new methodologies/equipment and/or collaborate with others to support project progression.
• Possess strong interpersonal skills to interact and share essential information to transfer products or materials to other departments, including writing SOPs for manufacturing and quality control of test kits.
• Ability to provide detailed documentation of discoveries or methods to allow other personnel to duplicate procedures and results.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Masters Degree or BS in Biochemistry or life sciences related field with 3+ years experience.
• Knowledge of Production or Quality Control procedures and equipment.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and coordinate projects with all CSI departments.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Lateral flow diagnostic test manufacturing experience
• Protein purification.
• Skilled with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• GMP/GLP experience.
• Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
• Must be able to remain stationary for an extended length of time, including performing bench work in a laboratory setting.
• Must have the ability to operate a computer, printer, and handheld diagnostic instruments.
• Must be able to visually detect deviations in diagnostic test.
• Must be able to withstand fluctuating environmental conditions (e.g., temperatures ranging from -20°C in a walk-in cold-room where finished product is stored to 28°C in reel-to-reel spray room).
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.