Molecular Testing Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences, Laboratory Technician, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Philadelphia, USA
Posting date: 11 Aug 2020
SC.DS.31170

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Molecular Testing Scientist with a pharmaceutical company located in Philadelphia, PA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accurately generates and completes test methods and other required documentation in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and company Policies and SOPs.
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and technical expertise in PCR based assays including extensive knowledge of data analytics.
  • Designs and independently conducts research and development projects from inception to completion.
  • Reviews sample submission documentation, initiates studies and maintains due dates in our Laboratory Inventory Management System (LIMS).
  • Conducts and directs assays following approved laboratory procedures and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • Schedules and manages team of technicians to execute residual DNA assays under supervision of Department Management.
  • Conducts impartial laboratory investigations to identify performance trends and implements corrective actions.
  • Performs critical review of testing documentation, prepares reports and issues results in LIMS.
  • Functions as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Core Teams, in regulatory audits and Client Calls.
  • Contributes independently to the overall scientific rigor of laboratory operations.
  • Trains new staff on laboratory procedures and assays as needed.
  • Weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD, Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with qPCR assays
  • A minimum of 5 years of Molecular Biology experience or educational equivalent with a degree in Biological Sciences or science related major.
  • Experience designing and troubleshooting sequencing assays and the ability to explain unexpected results and solve technical issues is required
  • Practical knowledge of qPCR and other molecular based techniques is required.
  • Ability to use judgment as dictated by complexity of situation, work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature.
  • Familiarity with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ddPCR technology or automated laboratory instrumentation is a plus.
  • Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations.
  • Proficient in Verbal & Written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook).

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Dominic Santoro at 215-531-5280.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.

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