Scientist - Assay Automation

Idexx Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook , ME 04092

Posted 6 days ago

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.


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