Research Scientist II/III (level TBD) (448)

Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Sep 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Equal Opportunity Employer


Purpose of the Position:

The Research Scientist II/III (level TBD) is responsible for meeting the analytical testing requirements to support research and development projects primarily focused on oligonucleotides.



Key Job Responsibilities:

Supervise 0-3 staff

Design and execute testing per method or protocol for development, qualification, verification, validation, and transfer of analytical methods

Provide analytical support to Process Development and Manufacturing and help develop process controls

Analyze and review project data, correct errors, and report results

Design, review, perform, and improve method development experiments to support research and development primarily focused on oligonucleotides

Develop new analytical applications and technology

Perform GDP and technical review within multiple projects

Author scientific and regulatory documentation (e.g. validation protocols and specifications)

Provide technical and professional leadership in project and inter-departmental meetings

Improve laboratory compliance

Provide intermediate to advanced-level training in lab techniques and procedures

Plan, track, execute, and review team tasks to deliver project results on time

Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Communicate with clients and resolve issues in consultation with laboratory management

Develop and contribute to department objectives for continuous improvement and technical excellence

Mediate personnel conflicts within the team and promote a positive work atmosphere



Job Knowledge Required:

BA/BS with 4-6+ yrs. of related experience

MS with 2-4+ yrs. of related experience

PhD with 0-2+ yrs. of related experience

Analytical chemistry knowledge including theory and application of fundamental, chromatographic, and spectroscopic techniques for identification, purity, and assay of various analytes

Operate and troubleshoot available instruments such as HPLC and MS

Independently learn new instruments and techniques

Apply undergraduate general, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry to creatively solve problems

Intermediate Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Perform common algebraic and statistical calculations correctly

Proficient in technical writing and presentations to internal sites

Author and revise laboratory SOPs

Competency to think strategically and conceptually to apply quality by design principles when designing experiments

Knowledge and application of cGMPs and regulatory guidance documents