Development Scientist

Chaska, MN
Mar 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Development Scientist I performs studies for the development and characterization of assay(s) within well-defined boundary conditions and timelines; performs and summarizes experiments independently; participates in identifying technical issues and assisting in their resolution; maintains well organized laboratory notebooks in compliance with relevant procedures; supports departmental technical infrastructure.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participating in development and commercialization of immunoassays for an automated system.
  • Be able to work under the direction of others; project and technical team leads
  • Able to independently analyze simple experimental data as well as provide and present conclusions
  • Able to work with collaborative and often cross functional teams
  • Participate in verification and validation of new and modified product designs
  • As needed, participate in departmental operations support including material inventory tracking, instrument maintenance, and general laboratory maintenance
  • Responsible for documentation of studies performed; includes materials, methods, and conclusions
  • Willingness to work in an ISO9000/FDA regulated environment

Requirements for a Development Scientist in Assay Development:

  • Candidates must have training in life sciences (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or medical related sciences), laboratory medicine, or other related clinical chemistry experience.
  • Candidates must have at least one of the following levels of experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2+ years of laboratory experience
  • Candidates must have knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods.
  • Experience working within cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and design of experiments would be an advantage.