Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays. Should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects. Will contribute to launch of new platforms/assays or manage projects of strategic importance. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and be able to manage success and failure of their projects. Able to communicate with other departments including commercial and external partners. Guide and/or collaborate for successful execution of projects and processes. May participate on cross functional teams and projects. Independently prioritize multiple projects and work load with minimal supervision. Identifies challenges and communicates risks to leadership in an expedient manner. May serve as technical lead for assay development and/or execution of clinical sample testing from concept to completion. Be able to work under minimal supervision while consulting with peers as required. May provide direction to more junior associate in the lab.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays
Authoring and reviewing technical documents including but not limited to work instructions as well as the assay
Plan & execute laboratory research and testing of patient specimens
May perform maintenance and function tests of complex instruments
May work directly with external vendors to resolve QC and equipment issues
Ensure quality control testing is performed and is within acceptable limits
Train and assist staff with technical and operational procedures
Identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results
Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.
Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing in a laboratory setting
Demonstrated experience and understanding of techniques directly applicable to the research services provided by Navigate (tissue culture, molecular and cellular biological techniques such as PCR, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.) is strongly preferred
Excellent written and oral communication and intrapersonal skills required
Proficient with MS Office
Demonstrated critical thinking skills
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MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
PhD with minimum 0-2 years experience
MS / CLS with minimum of 4 years directly relevant experience
BS / BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 8, preferably 10 years of directly relevant experience
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