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Job: Staff Scientist Discovery, Covance, Morrisville, NC

General Information


Job title:
Staff Scientist Discovery
Job location:
Morrisville, NC  27560 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
11/06/2019
Compensation:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


We are seeking a Staff Scientist for our Morrisville, NC Central Lab.  The Staff Scientist will be a subject matter expert to lead, design, perform, optimize, and analyze nucleic acid based assays to be used for companion diagnostics. He/she will perform laboratory experiments with a number of different technology platforms and be responsible for data analysis and interpretation of the results. Responsibilities for the position include scientific/technical project leadership with a focus on client interactions including presentations and other client facing activities. The job also includes writing and reviewing of technical documents such as method SOP's and other documents for development of diagnostic products under Design Control as described in 21 CFR 820.



The job duties include designing, performing, and analyzing nucleic acid based assays to be used for companion diagnostics. The job duties also include scientific/technical project leadership with a focus on client interactions including presentations and other client facing activities. The job also includes writing and reviewing of technical documents such as method SOP's and other documents for development of diagnostic products under Design Control as described in 21 CFR 820.

 

Specific job activities will include, but are not limited to:

 

Designing, performing, and data analysis of nucleic acid based assays to be used for companion diagnostics

 

Running qPCR and related instrumentation

 

Use of computer software for data analysis

 

Acting as the primary scientific/technical diagnostics project leader for client projects

 

Presentation of scientific/technical results internally and to clients

 

Writing and reviewing technical documents such as SOPs and Design Control documents

Job Requirements


Required: PhD in scientific discipline involving molecular biology

Minimal Requirements:

* 4-7 years post PhD laboratory experience in nucleic acids technologies

* Proven expertise and track record in experimental design and data analysis

* Proven scientific presentation skills



Preferred:

* Work experience in diagnostics or medical biotechnology industry

* Experience in molecular biology with human specimens

* Experience in analysis of high dimensional data

* Experience in regulatory environment such as CLIA, CAP, or IVD manufacturing environment

* Understanding of the utility of molecular biology methods associated with pathology
(Job number: 3864590)
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