Research And Development Scientist

Vmrd, Inc Pullman , WA 99163

Posted 9 months ago

Job Title: R&D Scientist

Department: Research & Development

Job Type: FT Exempt

Location: Pullman, WA

Description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

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Research And Development Scientist

Vmrd, Inc