Research And Development Scientist

Vmrd, Inc Pullman , WA 99163

Posted 6 months ago

Job Title: R&D Scientist

Department: Research & Development

Job Type: FT Exempt

Location: Pullman, WA


The R&D Scientist will be involved in development, optimization and validation of veterinary molecular diagnostic tests. A highly-motivated candidate will have ownership of R&D projects with unique challenges and rewards in a cooperative and innovative company culture.


  • Serve in technical support and leadership roles to develop and validate molecular diagnostic assays and associated production processes for manufacture

  • Design, optimize and verify primer probes, reagent formulations and controls to meet product specifications

  • Design and optimize sample preparation reagents and procedures for DNA/RNA extraction

  • Apply scientific knowledge to the design and independent execution of experiments

  • Collect and analyze data, provide interpretation and conclusions

  • Collaborate with research and production teams and external research partners

  • Present experimental results and contribute to team discussions

  • Write protocols and technical documents for regulatory submission and marketing materials

  • Manufacturing process development and validation for transfer from R&D to manufacturing

  • Data organization and presentation of study results internally and at meetings outside of VMRD

  • Provision of expert technical support, problem solving and scientific consultation to the customers and various teams within VMRD

  • Keep up to date with the latest technological advancements in the field

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics or related field with minimum 2 years of experience

  • Solid understanding of molecular assay design and optimization

  • Excellent organizational and scientific skills, outstanding attention to details, ability to work well within a team, strong communication skills

  • Ability to lead and balance priorities to meet timelines.

  • Demonstrated competence in experimental design, problem solving, analytics, leadership, coaching, project management and collaboration

Desirable Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field

  • Proficient in bioinformatics and statistics

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in molecular diagnostic assay development including PCR and qPCR; preferably in design and optimization of multiplex PCR assays

  • Previous experience in development of diagnostic assays in a regulated (USDA, FDA, etc.) environment

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Lab Scientist (Biotechnology Production)

Vmrd, Inc

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/13/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-11T00:00 Job Title: Scientist, Production Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt Location: Pullman, WA Description The Production Scientist takes the lead role in VMRD product manufacturing. The extensive technical knowledge and experience required for this position serves as a resource for colleagues and managers alike. Good work and study habits, keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and mentoring abilities are essential for success in this position. As a senior-level technical position, this role presents an excellent opportunity to share the benefits of experience with team members and to play an integral part in the success of VMRD's manufacturing organization. Responsibilities * ELISA kit production (plate coating, optimization) * Cell culture, virus culture, bacterial culture, culture of microorganisms * Protein purification: Salt precipitation, ion exchange chromatography, size restriction, affinity matrix * Protein evaluation: BCA quantitation, spectrophotometric analysis * Protein conjugation: HRP, FITC * Making buffers, sterile filtration, making dilutions, making pools, making aliquots * Running and interpreting assays: IFA, AGID, ELISA, RID * In-process quality control and monitoring * Packaging and labeling product * Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of work performed * Calibrating, operating and maintaining equipment * Developing and updating SOPs as needed * Analyzing and interpreting data * Troubleshooting and identifying areas for process improvement * Adhering to internal policies and regulatory guidelines * Mentoring Production Assistants and Production Scientists * Working with R&D to transfer new technology * Other duties as assigned Required Skills * Excellent understanding of scientific principles * Ability to analyze and interpret data * Excellent observation skills and the ability to pay attention to details * Desire to function as part of a team (listening, collaborating and contributing) * Respectful to coworkers, superiors, customers and vendors * Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills * Excellent communication skills both oral and written * Good information technology skills (MS Office and pertinent laboratory software) * Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment Desired Qualifications * BS in biological science field; advanced degree preferred Physical Requirements * Ability to lift 50 pounds VMRD (Veterinary Medical Research and Development) researches, develops and manufactures veterinary diagnostic test kits and related reagents for distribution in nearly eighty countries. VMRD's services division, performs specialized testing of raw materials, cells and seeds for the presence of adventitious agents according to regulatory guidelines for the global veterinary and pharmaceutical industries. VMRD delivers best in class products and services, making a positive impact on animal welfare through diagnostic laboratories, animal producers, veterinary vaccine manufacturers, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and veterinarians globally. VMRD's mission is to provide high quality products, services and support to our customers, and to provide a harmonious and rewarding work environment for our employees. As a family centric company, we appreciate work life balance and strive to follow the Golden Rule. VMRD's corporate office overlooks the rolling farmlands of Pullman, Washington, a town renowned for having a national top one hundred public school system as well as two local universities (WSU and UI). Located about ninety minutes south of Spokane, our vibrant local communities are engaged, safe and offer a multitude of amenities and recreational activities. Come enjoy a quality life and the scenic landscapes of the Palouse. Vmrd, Inc Pullman WA

Research And Development Scientist

Vmrd, Inc