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Research Scientist

Bothell, Washington State
Start date
Jul 18, 2022

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Science/R&D, Bio-Assay Development, Biotechnology, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Initiates, directs and executes scientific research and/or development activities to accomplish overall project goals. Investigates the feasibility of a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts for potential inventions, products and problems as appropriate to assigned responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs major experiments to complete a segment of the overall total research and/or development plan.
  • Constructs and manages timelines for completion of milestones in area of responsibility.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data obtained from laboratory tests, interprets results and identifies problems; assures data for statistical analysis are accurate.
  • Analyzes associated lines of investigation and devises and recommends methods to resolve project problems.
  • Maintains project documentation in accordance with internal company and external regulatory requirements.
  • Interprets data obtained from field evaluations, designs field evaluation protocols and, with approval, contacts outside evaluators.
  • Conducts literature reviews, summarizes data and presents results for application to current research and/or development projects or future projects.
  • Oversees technical communication between divisions.
  • Communicates within the R&D department, with Manufacturing, Operations, Marketing, vendors, and clinical evaluators.
  • Writes final research or development documentation of project results for transfer or project to next stage of research and/or development.
  • Coordinates the transfer of production technology and trains personnel in other departments on the technology of the product or project.
  • Interacts with other departments to solve product or project problems and field complaints, and suggests improvements.
  • Represents company in project and general technology presentations to internal and external groups.
  • Performs all laboratory assignments in accordance with established safety procedures and applicable regulatory requirements and ensure that direct reports, if applicable, meet the same requirements.
  • Assists with related special projects, as required.

Education and/or Experience

  • PhD in chemistry, with 4 years applicable research, industrial or clinical laboratory experience.Alternatively, Master's degree in same field with 5-7 years applicable research, industrial or clinical laboratory experience and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles or Bachelor's degree in same field with 11+ years applicable experience and knowledge.
  • Experience in multi-step organic synthesis.
  • Experience in automated oligonucleotide synthesis, optimization and quality control.
  • Strong knowledge of equipment for oligonucleotide synthesis, analysis and purification including reverse and ion-exchange HPLC, capillary gel-electrophoresis, NMR and mass-spectrometry.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, strong integrative analytical skills and scientific creativity.
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