Sr Development Scientist

Tucson, AZ
Jun 04, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time


This position supports Product Development from late concept through clinical validation and is located in Tucson, Arizona.  The successful candidate will work with a team of development scientists to bring novel molecular assays through validation, FDA approval, and commercialization.


  • Supports molecular diagnostic assay development from late concept through clinical validation.
  • Works with a group of development scientists to bring novel molecular assays through validation, FDA approval and commercialization.
  • Collaborates with external research and clinical investigators.



Master’s Degree in Genetics, Molecular, and Cellular Biology or related field plus 5+ years of industrial experience or Ph.D. with 2+ years industrial experience


  • Demonstrated experience managing time and projects to meet deadlines.
  • Experience with developing IVD products and design controls required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (position requirements at entry):

  • NexGen Sequencing (MiSeq, HiSeq, IonTorrent), gene expression and multiplexed assays.
  • Product development and design controls for in vitro diagnostics.
  • Excellent teamwork across functional groups.
  • Ability to initiate, execute and direct scientific research and development activities.
  • Understanding of risk management concepts.
  • Ability to contribute novel ideas to solve problems both technical and organizational.
  • Ability to independently set and carry out objectives, and assess project risks.
  • Ability to make detailed experimental observations, review and analyze data, and interpret experimental results.


  • Weekend and evening work required in order to meet deadlines.
  • Work is indoors in a seasonally heated and airconditioned environment.
  • The position is sedentary and requires typing and the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs. 
  • Occasional travel is required