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  • $75,000

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What Does An Assay Development Scientist Do At Kelly Services

* Contribute to the design and execution of experiments in support of new product development including end-to-end assay performance, workflow, and automation
* Work cooperatively with other team members and departments
* Meet objectives within defined target timeframes
* Competently perform all tests in a high complexity testing commercial clinical laboratory environment.
* Ensures all work adheres to established departmental SOPs policies and procedures for programs, documentation, quality control, quality assurance, safety, specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting, and maintaining patient records and results.
* Ensure protocols, reports, and appropriate documentation are written to required standards
* Respects and maintains the confidentiality of client and patient information.
* Understands and follows all safety, infection control, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.
* Required Education and Experience
* Authorization to work in the US indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
* MS degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics or closely related field
* Certification or eligibility in Molecular Biology MB(ASCP) required.
* Working knowledge of DNA/RNA amplification and detection required
* Must meet CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing with experience in Molecular Diagnostic testing
* years nucleic acid-based assay development experience within a commercial regulated environment (CLIA / FDA / EPA / USDA / other)
* Experience with automated liquid handling for nucleic acid extraction and processing
* Experience planning, managing, and reporting experiments.
* Skills / Culture fit
* Must be analytical, flexible, innovative, and self-motivated.
* Able to interpret data and write scientific reports as well as other written communications.
* A clear, strong and open communication style is essential (oral and written).
* Professional and team-oriented interpersonal communication skills are a must.
* Strong teamwork ethic coupled with drive to succeed.
* Rigorous attention to detail in both lab and office-based work.
* Strong collaboration, problem solving and analytical skills.
* Effective time management, scheduling, and organizational skills.
* Demonstrates high ethical standards in business practices.
* Actively supports organizational goals and changes as they occur.
* Utilizes unstructured time constructively.
* Conduct must reflect the company’s values and a commitment to the code of conduct and ethics and compliance program

What Does An Assay Development Scientist Do At Pfizer

* Oversee the design, development, qualification and validation of molecular based assay in support of pre-clinical and clinical trials.
* Collaborate as necessary with the appropriate leaders/scientists within Vaccine Research and Development to determine and communicate the nature of assays to develop.
* Interact with intra and interdepartmental personnel in scientific discussions for assay development or improvements.
* Write and review reports, technical documents and presentations to support assay development, qualification, validation and transfer.
* Supervises assigned staff and/or any laboratory staff.
* Ensures that the incumbent and staff have received appropriate training and that the training is current.
* Provide work assignments to direct reports on a regular basis.
* Review and approve the work performed by other analysts.
* Ensure work is done in a compliant manner according to SOPs and GLP guidelines.
* Keep abreast of new scientific/ technology development by participating in scientific meetings/seminars and through regular scientific review.
* Present scientific findings and developed technologies in meetings and publish relevant articles in scientific journals.
* Participate and lead in developing new technologies and establishing those technologies to characterize vaccines.
* Quality: Ensure that Pfizer's values are reflected on a continuous basis in day-to-day job functions.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does An Assay Development Scientist Do At PPD

* Possesses a thorough understanding of laboratory procedures and can reliably conduct complex analysis with increased independence.
* Performs a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices.
* Follows validated or experimental analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision.
* Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.
* Enters data into databases and reports.
* Performs self review for own data prior to QC submission.
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What Does An Assay Development Scientist Do At Seattle Genetics, Inc.

* Develop, qualify and implement robust potency assays (cytotoxicity, binding ELISAs, effector function and other assays) to support early and late phase product and process development
* Transfer potency assays to QC GMP group
* Generate reporter cell lines that can be used for the assessment of biological activity of pipeline molecules
* Represent the group as a technical lead on CMC and other cross-functional teams, develop and lead group initiatives
* Write technical reports and CMC documents to support regulatory filings
* Supervise and mentor research associate(s

What Does An Assay Development Scientist Do At ADM

* Responsible for the design, development and/or implementation of cell-based and biochemical assays in 96-, 384- or 1536-well microtiter plate format involving operation of microtiter plate readers and automated liquid handling systems
* Independent execution of high quality experiments and communication of results to colleagues while paying attention to project timelines & priorities
* Responsibility for analysis and interpretation assay data
* Manage and care for laboratory instruments
* Conduct critical literature reviews on project-related technical topics
* Interface and productively collaborate with members of cross-organizational research teams, research and development units, including external and academic partners, and business units
* Manage or contribute to research projects including planning, strategic direction, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
* Maintain laboratory documentation in accordance to required scientific, regulatory, and intellectual property requirements
* Prepare scientific reports, presentations and registration documents as required

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How To Become An Assay Development Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Assay Development Scientist Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    47.1%
  • Male

    41.2%
  • Unknown

    11.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    55.3%
  • Asian

    32.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.3%
  • Unknown

    2.2%
  • Black or African American

    1.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Welsh

    25.0%
  • Arabic

    25.0%
  • French

    25.0%
  • Spanish

    25.0%
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Real Assay Development Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Scientist, Assay Development Molecular Devices Sunnyvale, CA Feb 26, 2015 $135,221
Scientist II, Assay Development Prognosys Biosciences, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 18, 2014 $103,371
Scientist II, Assay Development Prognosys Biosciences, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 18, 2011 $92,000
Scientist, Diagnostics Assay Development Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Nov 01, 2011 $85,000
Scientist, Diagnostics Assay Development Quantalife, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Feb 15, 2011 $85,000
Scientist I, Assay Development Prognosys Biosciences, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 03, 2010 $80,000
Scientist I, Assay Development DVS Sciences, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 18, 2012 $78,000 -
$90,000
MRM Assay Development Scientist Expression Pathology Inc. Rockville, MD Oct 01, 2010 $75,000
Assay Development Scientist Nanosphere, Inc. Northbrook, IL Jun 01, 2011 $70,228
Assay Development Scientist Nanosphere, Inc. Northbrook, IL Oct 01, 2011 $70,000
Assay Development Scientist and Lab Operations Cisbio Us, Inc. Bedford, MA Feb 11, 2015 $69,950
Assay Transfer Scientist II Qiagen Sciences, LLC Germantown, MD Sep 16, 2015 $65,000
Scientist, Assay Development Acylin Therapeutics, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 08, 2010 $61,000 -
$96,000

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Top Skills for An Assay Development Scientist

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Top Assay Development Scientist Skills

  1. Assay Development
  2. Cell Lines
  3. Elisa
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assay development for infectious disease transmitting organisms.
  • Developed, optimized and performed synthetic lethal based pooled shRNA screen for Mcl-1 panel cell lines.
  • Experienced with assay development on high throughput robotics systems.
  • Participated in the training of Production Laboratory Scientists on new assays.
  • Verified and validated performance of production reagents through various tests; visual inspection, pH, manual/automated extraction and PCR/RT-PCR.

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