Senior Staff Scientist
Huntsville, AL, USA
1d ago

Senior Staff Scientist

The Senior Staff Scientist must demonstrate the capability to lead scientific and product development projects in a team setting.

This individual is expected to manage a group of junior staff members by providing hands-on training on existing protocols, assigning specific tasks and reviewing task completion, preparing reports, and presenting results to the CSO / Laboratory Director and Executive Team.

The individual is expected to initiate and drive product and technology development projects in a matrix team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Independently perform complex research assignments in a laboratory with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrate a cross functional approach to problem solving and apply technical expertise to resolve problems of significant scope and complexity.
  • Exercise considerable latitude in initiating, determining, or changing the course of technical projects.
  • Represent the organization at internal and external meetings as a technical expert on projects.
  • Act as a research manager for collaborative projects with external customers.
  • Supervise and train junior scientists and technical support staff.
  • Develop, optimize, and validate infectious disease panels utilizing molecular techniques with an emphasis on multiplexing, including NGS metagenomics , TEM-PCR, qPCR, dPCR, microarray hybridization, bead based hybridization and nucleic acid extraction.
  • Utilize bioinformatics tools to analyze public data sets of genomic sequences of pathogenic organisms.
  • Maintain and culture microorganisms as necessary using sterile microbiological techniques and standard precaution procedures in a BSL-2 laboratory.
  • Prepare and publish scientific reports and manuscripts and present findings at scientific conferences.
  • Participate in process troubleshooting and technical support for internal and external customers.
  • Establish procedures and specifications for Research and Development, Quality Control, Production, and Clinical Laboratory teams.
  • Write and maintain SOPs.
  • Perform other duties and functions as directed by the R&D Manager.
  • Participate in job specific training, competency assessment reviews, and performance evaluations
  • Qualifications :

  • P hD in Biology, Chemistry or related field with 2 or more years of experience in clinical research setting or Master's degree with 6 or more years of experience in related research and / or clinical laboratory with previous supervisory experience.
  • Sequencing, including NGS experience preferred.

    Diatherix is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military / veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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