Scientist - Assay Automation

IDEXX   •  

Westbrook, ME

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 58 days ago

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The Infectious Disease R&D group is seeking a collaborative Scientist who leverages an engineering approach and thought process to solving problems. This is a high visibility role working collaborative in a fast-paced work environment with multiple teams and functions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute automated liquid handling scripts in support of high throughput assay product development programs as a member of an automation & assay integration group.
  • Understanding of ELISA development, automation optimization and integration of new peripherals.
  • Instruct/mentor others on implementation of developed assays and assist in troubleshooting when instrument or other problems arise.
  • Data interpretation and communication of results to project team representatives and electronic laboratory notebook keeping of results.
  • Prepares materials, performs experiments, gathers data, carries out analysis and reaches conclusions.
  • Orders and maintains equipment and work area.
  • Maintains knowledge of products and procedures, developments in the field and industry and regulatory environment. Adheres to appropriate procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • May participate in conferences, webinars, training programs and seminars to continue to develop knowledge base.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, immunology or equivalent and 6+ years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience OR
  • Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, immunology or equivalent and 4+ years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong experience with ELISA or FIA development experience in biotech industry.
  • Experience with assay development, including optimization and troubleshooting.
  • Experience in Design of Experiments as part of assay and system optimization.
  • Proficiency with Venus, I-Swap, Overlord software packages or equivalent.
  • Experience with basic statistical approaches to data analysis (Ex. JMP, Minitab, etc.)
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and execute experimental procedures with technical proficiency.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to learn and deliver results in a fast-paced, demanding environment.