Development Scientist Job Description

Development Scientist Job Description

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Development scientist provides quantitative and qualitative analytic support to the work of interdisciplinary teams tasked with the design, development, and optimize customer-impacting products and experiences.

Development Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Design, develop and validate immunoassays using ELISA, MSD or Gyros platforms for pharmacokinetic (PK), anti-drug antibodies (ADA) or biomarker detection in serum or plasma to support clinical or non-clinial bioanalysis
Preparation of test samples containing human derived or cultured pathogenic agents
Development of training and troubleshooting materials to assist in technology transfer
Maintain awareness of technology and competitive trends in molecular diagnostics
Contributing to scientific excellence through presentations
Plan and execute product development studies under the guidance of department supervisor or lead project scientist to support pre-formulation and formulation development studies
Perform necessary literature search to support the developmental studies for successful development of drug products and generate data/reports for use by the client companies as part of their regulatory submissions
Develop prototype formula and evaluate the predetermined QTPPs and CQAs, and continue to improve the formula to reach the development goal
Assist in activities such as but not limited to material procurement, data recording and compilation, R&D and GMP drug product manufacturing
Participate in departmental project team meetings

Development Scientist Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Development Scientist

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Education for Development Scientist

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Employers hiring for the development scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemistry, Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Education, Microbiology, Supervision, Technical

Skills for Development Scientist

Desired skills for development scientist include:

Regulations impacting areas of work
R&D development processes and associated commercial environment
GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment
Qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis
Microsoft applications
System software
Organic chemistry
Execute projects

Desired experience for development scientist includes:

In depth knowledge of theory and techniques in pharmaceutics and controlled drug delivery
Hands on experience in Pharmaceutical manufacturing per cGMP procedures
Familiarity and working knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment set up, and operation for various pharmaceutical dosage forms
Assist with writing and updating related manufacturing SOP
Maintain manufacturing instruments and other laboratory equipment
A minimum of 2-3 years (with PhD) or 5-6 years (with MS) in the biotech industry

Development Scientist Examples


Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a development scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for development scientist
  • Must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements within department
  • Communicate effectively across functions and external partners
  • Contribute to publications where applicable (posters, patents, journals)
  • Designing and evaluating point of care diagnostic assays and assay components
  • Managing carrying out assay product development efforts such as design, experimental verification, data review, and tests to characterize system and subsystem performance, including evaluations using clinical samples in lab and field settings
  • Will be required to learn and support color matching through the compounding and injection molding of materials
  • Will work closely with our color matching team to develop and optimize color matches based on end application and customer requirements
  • Must be able to take lead on collecting data during processing and to clearly communicate back to Sr
  • Must be able to write comprehensive reports on findings and report out to both the Sr
Qualifications for development scientist
  • Championing standard work and continuous improvement
  • Understanding and strongly advocating good practices from assay development, platform development, and manufacturing
  • Broad experience in molecular biology techniques and/or automated instrumentation
  • Awareness and routine use of scientific literature and industry standards and regulations such as ISO, CLIA, and how they relate to internal policies and procedures
  • Degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, laboratory medicine, or related field (BA/BS + 2 years)
  • Practical experience with immunoassays on automated platforms in either a clinical or manufacturing setting is preferred

Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of development scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for development scientist
  • Author scientific papers which are published in peer reviewed journals
  • Participate and provide technical expertise during client visits
  • Execute and document laboratory experiments to develop chemiluminescent substrate formulations and test formulations for conformance to product requirements
  • Utilize 1H NMR and HPLC to analyze identity and purity of synthesis materials
  • Design, synthesize, and characterize delivery constructs that can be formulated with therapeutic nucleic acids
  • Coordinate the development and manufacture of nucleic acid drug formulations from pre-clinical to early-stage clinical
  • Lead a cross-functional development and evaluation team focused on novel nucleic acid delivery technologies and methodologies
  • Design, develop and validate PCR-based molecular diagnostic assays
  • Identify and evaluate, via a range of lab-scale material synthesis techniques, product development opportunities within the layered nickel oxide space
  • Reproducibly process materials for electrochemical testing
Qualifications for development scientist
  • Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Bioengineering with 4+ years exp
  • Expertise in Immunology (esp
  • Direct experience with methods, instrumentation, and software used in in organ and stem cell transplantation and other areas of immunogenetics research is highly desirable
  • Experience in bioinformatics and statistical analysis is a plus
  • The position requires knowledge of formulation, processing and packaging aspects pertaining to liquid and powdered nutritional products, their nutritional, physical, and oxidative stability
  • BS/MS Food Science/Nutrition/Engineering or related scientific field, with 5+ years progressive and practical related experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency

Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a development scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for development scientist
  • Makes recommendations to resolve problems encountered during experimental procedures, utilizing alternative approaches to solve problems and develop new perspectives on existing solutions
  • Work with laboratory animal samples for pathogen isolation and immune response detection
  • Work with some supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters
  • Analytical thinking ability – able to prioritize and suggest alternatives or contingencies to achieve the correct technical solutions
  • Author technical documents, such as protocols, test methods, text reports, certificates of analysis, and operating procedures
  • Draft protocols, reports, and other technical documents
  • Is responsible for the execution of the experimental plan
  • Write and develop the protocols for the laboratory experiments
  • Ensures appropriate project documentation and reporting including customer contact and presentation in partnership with the project leader
  • Has ‘’process giver’’ responsibilities during the process transfer and scale-up, support the engineering and/or GMP batches manufacture in cGMP lab, BPMSS, H2 or other facilities and support MSAT-Group for troubleshooting by laboratory studies if required
Qualifications for development scientist
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Bioengineering with 6+ years exp
  • Ideal candidate would have some exposure to color matching
  • Ability to maintain detailed lab notebook and keep a safe lab environment
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues in a team environment
  • Ability to independently plan, supervise and direct projects to completion, within required timelines, are essential
  • A Master's degree in Food Science, Cereal Science, Meat Science, or related field (additional culinary is a plus)

Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a development scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for development scientist
  • Prepare accurate, detailed technical reports, summaries, and protocols
  • May provide guidance and support to junior staff
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and keep track of latest developments related to assigned research projects
  • Completion of assigned research & development projects with robust data collection and documentation of progress
  • Development and investigation into new elastomer technologies
  • Jointly with manager, maintain laboratory in a safe, tidy and regulatory compliant state
  • Organise own work on a daily basis following discussion with manager
  • May need to be involved in R&D trial sites both internal and external
  • Preparation of media & maintenance of laboratory supplies to ensure timely availability
  • May involve training internal staff and trial sites in the use of Sensititre equipment and consumables
Qualifications for development scientist
  • Research in the area of processed, value-added meat, or food items such as snacks and/or pasta
  • Master’s degree in analytical chemistry, physics, materials science or related subject
  • Experience with catalysts /additives development
  • High degree of technical problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of process technologies
  • Experience in protein purification and characterization preferred

Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a development scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for development scientist
  • Communicate key results and challenges to both internal scientists collaborators
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific materials and other marketing collateral such as demonstrated datasets, protocols, webinar content, and application notes
  • Adept at learning about and assessing new technologies in formulation, devices, and analytical methods
  • Able to handle multiple tasks while meeting timelines and adapting to changing priorities
  • Leads and participates in formulation and product development and stability assessment activities that may include candidate screening and selection, developing lyophilized or liquid formulations for all phases of clinical and commercial development
  • Responsibilities are receiving and reviewing all new product procedures from PD Manager and/or R&D
  • Make necessary lab batches for comparison with R&D samples and contact R&D chemists to discuss any problems and possible solutions
  • Sample lab batches for Quality Control testing
  • Compile final lab batch data for PD Manager and assist in decision making for further scale-up (pilot)
  • Send out various PD samples as required
Qualifications for development scientist
  • Experience working within cross-functional teams is necessary
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and design of experiments would be an advantage
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biology required
  • 5+ years of related industry experience, CRO experience is preferred
  • The candidate must have proven proficiency in immunoassay development and be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prior experience working in a regulated GLP compliant environment is preferred

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