Scientist - Molecular Biology

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posting date: 25 Jun 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a Scientist - Molecular Biology position with a leading pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device capability company. The organisation provides comprehensive platform capabilities in small molecule R&D and manufacturing, biologics R&D and manufacturing, and cell and gene therapy R&D. The Scientist - Molecular Biology will join this company in their office in Pennsylvania. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated applicant to develop a career in a truly revolutionary field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and directs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Accurately completes batch records and other required documentation according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Demonstrates innovative and independent scientific technical expertise.
  • Works with Lab Supervisor in scheduling and coordinating day-to-day laboratory operations.
  • Contributes independently to overall scientific rigor through objective laboratory investigation.
  • As assigned by Management, supervises personnel and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • As assigned by Management, acts as Technical Reviewer, Area Manager, or Principal Investigator for assays and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of lab procedures.
  • Designs and independently conducts scientific development projects from inception to completion.
  • Conducts critical review of results and reports data to Technical Reviewer, Area Manager or Principal Investigator.
  • Initiates, prepares and revises technical documents and reports.
  • Effectively communicates and defends science through written and verbal communication.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook and follows all general and laboratory SOPs.
  • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques for lab group assigned to.
  • Reports observations of ongoing tests to Technical Reviewer, Area Manager or Principal Investigator.
  • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities.
  • Reviews and signs lab notebooks.
  • Provides training on areas of technical expertise and compliance issues relevant to the lab setting and trains new personnel in lab procedures.
  • Effectively interacts with clients as required.
  • Documents test article information on temperature charts for monitored equipment and gives copy to Quality Assurance as needed.
  • Completes all requisite training (i.e. Bloodborne Pathogen, Quality Assurance, safety, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • May be required to work Holidays and weekends
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
  • Performs job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and company Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent with a Master's degree with a major in Biological Sciences or science related major or equivalent training and/or experience; or a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience or equivalent with a Bachelor's degree with commensurate experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ability to explain unexpected results and find solutions to solve the technical issues.
  • Specialized training in laboratory techniques used in assigned laboratory is required.
  • Knowledge of cGMP guidelines is preferred.
  • Ability to accomplish the described duties through the use of appropriate laboratory equipment (i.e. biohazard hood, centrifuge, incubator, and autoclave) and computer equipment and software. (i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook).
  • Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations.
  • Clarity of vision at near and mid-ranges (less than 20 feet), depth perception and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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