Development Scientist

Quidel   •  

Athens, OH

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 164 days ago

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Description:  Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe with well-known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care (POC). Our core competencies and capabilities focus on immunoassay and molecular testing in the areas of: infectious disease, women’s health, and virology.   Quidel is searching for a Development Scientist to join our team in the Athens, Ohio location. The responsibilities include research and development activities focusing on development and validation of new products and transfer of products and technologies to manufacturing with specific focus on the Complement system and related biological systems.  Responsibilities may also include providing technical support to manufacturing in addressing issues that may or can cause product supply interruptions.   Additional responsibilities include -  

  • Develops scientific plans and approaches.
  • Designs experiments to develop and optimize assays
  • Plans and executes experiments and validation of protocols either alone or as the leader of a small group.
  • Performs statistical experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Writes reports, documents, and protocols.
  • Accomplishes objectives through sound project management.
  • Identifies and resolves assay performance issues.
  • Provides technical direction and mentoring to colleagues as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with internal and external resources.
  • Summarizes experimental data and draws conclusions independently.
  • Responsible for determination of feasibility, process development, validation, creation and implementation of documentation.
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific concepts to potential products and implements new methods or procedures.
  • Maintain detailed and organized project documentation in accordance with internal and external regulatory requirements as part of the design control process.
  • Reviews relevant literature and employs creative thinking and application to problem solving.

Requirements:  Education/Experience:

  • MA/MS in life sciences, biology, chemistry or related field required plus at least 8 years of relevant industrialexperience. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Supervisory experiencerequired.


  • Background in Complement biology required.
  • Background in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and immunology, a plus.
  • Specific technical skills as defined by management based on anticipated and approved projects in agreement with strategic company goals and objectives required.
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and concepts required.
  • Experience in product development and experimental design required.
  • Experience in purification techniques of the Complement proteins required.
  • Knowledge of experimental methods used in the study of the Complement system required.
  • Knowledge of advanced methods for statistical experimental design and data analysis required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously required.
  • Ability to plan and execute experiments to:Ability towork within cross-functional teamsrequired.
    • Prove feasibility
    • Develop new processes and set specifications
    • Characterize materials and set specifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must exhibit professionalism, confidence, maturity and display desire to succeed, be self-motivated and proactive required.
  • Knowledge of relevant analytical tools (Design of Experiments, statistical process control, problem solving, etc.) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently develop experimental plans, meet proposed objective timelines, apply competent use of project planning and project management skills required.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing tools and processesrequired.
  • Knowledge of quality system regulations and processesrequired.
  • Appropriate computer skills (e-mail, word processing, graphing software)required.Ability to resolve moderately complex-to-complex technical problems independentlyrequired.
    • Experience with statistical software preferred.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and provides technical direction and mentoring to lower level employees.
  • Ability to develop experimental plans and execute associated activities per communicated timelines required.

Before you apply, please make sure you share Quidel’s values. We pride ourselves on keeping these values in mind every day as we execute on goals and plan for the future. We are seeking employees who share the same mindset and commitment to be customer drivenfocused on execution, and new product oriented. We succeed by being determinedoptimistic team players.   Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.