Associate Scientist, Diagnostic Assays

Pearl River, New York
Oct 05, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The position requires an analyst participation in biofunctional, ligand-binding, and molecular assay activities, including but not limited to assay development and clinical testing. The position also requires documentation of new methods and writing summary reports to related work activities.  The job involves performing other tasks as assigned related to specimen testing and functional assays using aseptic techniques.   As an integral member of our dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic, be highly collaborative with the other group members, have an understanding of robotic methods used in assay development, experience in bioanalytical method validation, and work in cross-functional teams.  All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times and adherence to GLP compliance.


  • Perform all functions to support assay development and analysis of non-clinical and clinical samples.

  • Perform assays to support critical assay reagent testing, assay development/ troubleshooting.

  • Collect, collate and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification and other lab projects.

  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and order/prepare reagents/supplies necessary for assay work. Assist in updating and writing documents associated with assays, including information/data archiving, SOPs and status reports.

  • Satisfactorily completes all GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.

  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years relevant experience, or a Masters degree is required

  • Laboratory experience in a biology, immunology and/or microbiology

  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required


  • Knowledge of Luminex technology, mammalian cells and aseptic techniques.

  • Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software.


Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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