Principal Scientist Job Description

Principal Scientist Job Description

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Principal scientist provides strategic input by bridging R and SAS knowledge within statistical programming organization to meet stakeholder needs.

Principal Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Translate problems into R&D objectives, specify requirements, investigate options (based on technical complexity and cost), solve problems, and meet deliverables
Performing various other analytical and virology techniques utilized in Biopharmaceuticals for the analysis of therapeutic proteins and other biological products
Serving as administrator of analytical instrumentation systems
Provide technical direction within R&D for New Product Development (NPD) Teams on microbiology requirements and related activities [e.g
Partner with the R&D Life Cycle Process Teams for activities related to microbiology including Clinical Supply Release and related Research and Stability studies, which includes setting the requirements for validation protocols and reports, procedures, test methods, method suitability studies, hold time studies, stability plans and protocols
In addition to NPD support this position will also provide microbiology support to the R&D Pilot Plant, this includes overseeing routine water testing and trending of the data, environmental monitoring, routine monitoring of equipment surfaces
The position will include, as required, participation on the Functional Action Teams and assist with the new Quality Standards and SOPs as related to R&D Microbiology
Represent the biopharmaceutical analytical function on global project teams for development of new veterinary biopharmaceuticals
Assist in the training, development, and evaluation of any R&D personnel whose work he/she directs
Work with the team to develop new in-process analytical assays

Principal Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Principal Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACVP, DABT, CISSP, MDR, EU, ECVCP, ECVP, DVM, PMP, IAT

Education for Principal Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Principal Scientist

Desired skills for principal scientist include:

Field of expertise
Visibility outside of functional area
Biopharmaceutical classification system
Statistical and data processing software SAS
Statistical process control techniques for biologics processes

Desired experience for principal scientist includes:

Experience in modern web development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, ) and design
Motivated and able to quickly learn new technologies
Fluency with statistical and machine learning algorithms such as decision trees, neural networks, collaborative filtering, clustering, survival analysis, graph theory
At least a PhD OR a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 1 year experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience
At least 1 year experience in open source programming languages for large scale data analysis
At least 1 year experience with relational databases

Principal Scientist Examples


Principal Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal 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 principal scientist
  • Preform assay plate design for immunological assays or assays with a biological target
  • Support and lead the technical aspect of design transfer activities and new product launches as required
  • Works on highly complex problems where analysis requires evaluation of factors of intangible variables
  • Prepare CMC sections, technical and verbal reports and presentations on project progress specifications, procedures, and SOPs
  • Attracting and developing new projects and clients
  • Providing project management and project budget oversight
  • Participate in oversight and execution of screens including evaluation/purchase of new highly specialized screening equipment (robotics/imaging)
  • Establish partnerships with clinical staff at Children’s Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital and other clinics to support Rubin Lab research in Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Schizophrenia, and other diseases
  • Establish ways of combining clinical and other data with biological information generated in the lab
  • Establish technologies to improve image analysis to enable the measurement of more complex biological properties of cells
Qualifications for principal scientist
  • Ensure maintenance of the marketing program database for as-signed products
  • Deputize and assist the Team Leader/Group Head
  • Responsible for ADME & DMPK studies for all products under nonclinical development
  • Recognized expert in modern synthetic chemistry methodologies with excellent knowledge of organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing, executing and troubleshooting multi-step syntheses of complex small molecules and/or natural products
  • Extensive experience in compound purification and characterization including HPLC, MS, NMR, and biophysical methods

Principal Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a principal 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 principal scientist
  • Perform analytical activities to develop transfer validation of cell based bioassays
  • Conduct lab, pilot and scaled up batches
  • Create related technical reports, protocol, specifications and maintaining appropriate record
  • Support maintenance and calibration of Pilot equipment Pilot vessel, laboratory equipment, DI water system, utility system, , ready for use, included maintenance program, and periodic checking and sampling
  • May perform independent work or help coordinate the work of others
  • Write and maintain technical documents and standard operating procedures
  • Works under the direction of department director with limited supervision
  • Prepares and presents technical papers and reports
  • Provide technical support for the integration of Pall technologies with a primary focus on continuous downstream processing in biopharmaceutical purification
  • Perform equipment Installation, Operational, and Performance Qualifications on a variety of facility and manufacturing equipment in a full Biotech upstream/downstream manufacturing plant
Qualifications for principal scientist
  • 3 years experience in large molecule preparative chromatography or biotechnology downstream purification or equivalent
  • 3 years experience with AKTA chromatography systems
  • PhD in Epidemiology or MD with additional research training in epidemiology and at least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Alternatively, Master’s degree in epidemiology with at least 7 years of relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in biomedical research post-education
  • Superb skill in communicating both highly technical material the distilled take-home messages

Principal Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a principal scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal scientist
  • Responsible for process research leading to the commercialization of new products and the improvement of existing products
  • Strong communication skills will be required to influence both cross-site therapy area aligned groups functional area disciplines
  • We may ask your to serve as a systems administrator
  • Review of scientific content of development and QA audited studies performed within the Bioanalytics group
  • Selection of new equipment and maintenance of policy documentation for equipment and processes
  • Evaluate and drive new innovations in the department
  • Represent the department to customers as part of a multi-disiplinary project team
  • Evaluate and develop mathematical algorithms (including open source data analysis/ machine learning libraries) for Utilities, Industry, Transport and Infrastructure Analytics
  • Use and model dynamic simulations
  • Participate in and drive applied research and technology transfer projects resulting in concepts, prototypes, patents, and academic publications
Qualifications for principal scientist
  • Direct experience with FDA or EU CE-IVD quality requirements and the preparation of relevant documents for the submission of product information to these agencies
  • Strong technical expertise in IHC, ISH assays preferably on automated staining platforms
  • GIS (ESRI software experience and proficiency desirable)
  • Working with a high degree of independence and conceiving of and achieving technical goals with little or no technical supervision
  • 7+ years experience designing optimization and machine learning solutions for very-large scale applications
  • Experience with very large-scale data and the ability to manipulate data by writing scripts

Principal Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of principal scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal scientist
  • Creatively and independently explore new approaches to behavioral and social science research and evaluation that will improve peoples’ lives
  • Collect, parse and analyze text and other data from websites and other sources using APIs and custom code
  • Create structured datasets from large, unstructured data that describe peoples’ activities, behavior, social networks and communication, other social phenomena
  • Support and collaborate with experts in a variety of disciplines and fields to pioneer new approaches to research by integrating diverse data sources
  • Develop new or implement existing algorithms for record linkage across disparate datasets
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data
  • Communicate findings to project teams and other technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Comprehensively document all work to support an open research community
  • Author academic/white papers
  • Lead the efforts to secure external funds from federal, state, local and private sources to support the Center’s research, development, and service programs
Qualifications for principal scientist
  • At least twelve years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Development, Scale up, Technology Transfer and /or manufacturing in the region, in at least two different functions
  • Should be able to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw valid scientific conclusions, and propose solutions or corrective actions
  • 5 years experience in any position managing the research and development of confectionary products, including extensive experience in polyol-based product formulation and processing polyol chemistry
  • Requires travel with in the US and to various international locations including Europe and China approximately 20% of the time
  • Make decisions which balance risk/benefit with clear understanding of impact on project
  • Define, prioritize, and execute experimental strategies (individually or in a team) effectively for non-clinical biology studies in a timely manner to enable data driven decisions in neuroscience drug discovery programs

Principal Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a principal 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 principal scientist
  • Managing a regionally-focused team of scientists (i.e., biologists, ecologists, ) to achieve project goals and objectives
  • Provide support and expertise for environmental planning and permitting
  • Work closely with chemical, oil & gas, and utility client development teams to support winning new permitting and compliance opportunities
  • Mentoring staff and developing execution strategies for planning and permitting projects and related work
  • Contributing to the regional strategies for developing and growing environmental planning services
  • Serve as a mentor to other scientists
  • Function as departmental representative for interdepartmental communications and initiatives as required
  • Supervise research and/or scientific staff, as appropriate for scope of responsibilities
  • Understands our product value, and customer behavior
  • Strong business and financial knowledge / modeling experience, where you can highlight risks and opportunities/issues
Qualifications for principal scientist
  • Innovative and able to work independently
  • Good command of English with good proficiency in computer (Excel/Word/SAP)
  • Logical problem solving and decision-making
  • Experience with wet-chemistry testing techniques
  • Knowledge of the stability testing requirements for pharmaceutical products in major global markets
  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Biomedical Science, or related discipline

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