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Senior Scientist-Advanced Protein Applications
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Locations
San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Leadership
Management
Product Design
Research
Requirements
  • BA/BS in life sciences, similar field or equivalent and 9-11 years of related experience, or
  • MA/MS in life sciences, similar field or equivalent and at least 8 years of related experience, or
  • PhD in life sciences, similar field, or equivalent and 5-8 years of related experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in immunoassay development preferred
  • Experience with protein or small molecule conjugation techniques, particle chemistry, particle size analysis and flow cytometry
  • Proficient in analytical techniques such as HPLC, Size Exclusion Chromatography, capillary electrophoresis (e.g. reduced and non-reduced CE-SDS, icIEF), spectroscopic analysis
  • Experience with development of in vitro diagnostic for biomarkers in the Point of Care setting
  • Diagnostic (IVD) assay development experience preferred
  • Familiarity with creating and reviewing formal documents such as protocols, reports, QC specifications and manufacturing documents
  • Experience in the handling of chemical materials and biological samples, including plasma
  • Experience with microparticle-antibody conjugation preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in carrying out innovative research with minimal guidance in an accurate, effective manner
  • Background in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, immunology, or related field
  • Proven experience supervising scientific staff, coordinating interdepartmental efforts, generating research hypotheses, analyzing complex problems and data, and bringing products to market
  • Experience identifying and implementing new technologies or improvements of existing technologies for any of the following: marker discovery, marker validation, product development, DFM and product manufacturing
  • Experience managing and developing staff
  • Knowledge of scientific principals and concepts
  • Experience in product development and experimental design
  • Knowledge of advanced methods for statistical experimental design and data analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Ability to plan and execute experiments to prove feasibility, develop new processes and set specifications, characterize materials and set specifications, and troubleshoot problems
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Knowledge of relevant analytical tools (Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, Problem Solving, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet proposed objective timelines, apply competent use of project planning and project management skills
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing tools and processes
  • Knowledge of quality system regulations and processes
  • Appropriate computer skills (e-mail, word processing, graphing software, MS Suite)
  • Understand theoretical basis for analytical instrumentation
  • Detail-oriented and able to work with a variety of people on multiple tasks, with effective prioritization of duties
  • Demonstrated skills in carrying out innovative research with minimal guidance in an accurate, effective manner
  • Knowledgeable of federal and other regulations, e.g. QSR's, ISO, ISO 13485, CMDR
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Quidel Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities
  • Must be able to resolve complex technical problems independently, helps determine methods and procedures on new assignments and provides technical direction and mentoring to employees. Must possess ability to develop experimental plans and execute associated activities per communicated timelines
Responsibilities
  • Through independent study and analysis, identifies research strategies and product opportunities that are congruent with the company's overall business objectives, analyzes the cost-benefit of those strategies (when appropriate), and initiates the implementation of novel research/development upon approval by senior management
  • Acts as a liaison between the company and technical partners that may be established to enhance the results of the research/development projects underway
  • Be able to design and perform antibody conjugation and characterization experiments accurately and independently, having a complete understanding of the techniques, theories and background involved in the processes. Compose robust experimentation strategies that maximize effective use of resources and time to deliver optimum information
  • Participate as an integral member of the scientific staff in formulating research strategy and methodology
  • Provide recommendations and observations to scientific staff and management on results of projects/tasks. Play a key role in the formulation of research strategies and tactics
  • Be innovative with respect to research methods and product formulation to resolve problems and accomplish company objectives. Pro-actively recommend strategy to overcome hurdles
  • Maintain records of laboratory activities and notebooks in a professional, accurate manner. May provide support to regulatory and intellectual property activities
  • Operate complex laboratory equipment and perform routine maintenance and repair. Interface with contracted repair technicians as required. Understand theoretical basis for analytical instrumentation
  • Operate equipment and conduct tasks in a safe manner, adhering to established guidelines and applicable regulations
  • Plans, coordinates, trains and directs the tasks of assigned staff
  • Initiate literature review and searches to support ongoing research activities. Summarize findings in final form to management and recommend follow-up actions
  • Generate verbal and written reports as necessary and to summarize laboratory activities and projects. Initiate communication with related staff and functions as necessary to coordinate activities effectively
  • Contributes scientific leadership and innovation increasingly independent of external direction
  • Assist in the professional and scientific development of other research staff members
  • May represent department and/or company to outside organizations and companies, in conjunction with management
  • Manages performance of staff towards department and Company goals, including feedback on performance, appraisals, recommendations for merit increases or necessary disciplinary actions, communication to employees on performance, etc
Quidel

501-1,000 employees

Diagnostic healthcare manufacturer
Company Overview
Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of families, communities, and the world. The company is delivering a continuum of diagnostic solutions from advanced lateral-flow, direct fluorescent antibodies, and molecular diagnostic tests that improve the quality of healthcare.
Benefits
  • Medical, dental, & vision
  • 401k
  • Income replacement
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Vacation & Holidays
  • Great work environment
Company Values
  • Customer Driven
  • Focused on Execution
  • New Product Oriented
  • Determined
  • Optimistic
  • Team Players