Scientist Job Description

Scientist Job Description

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Scientist provides solutions to business and systems problems using data analysis, data mining, optimisation tools, machine learning techniques and statistics;.

Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide both subject matter expertise technical leadership on activities such as method related projects, investigations, quality events, data analysis and trending, key program oversight, and cross-functional interaction on various teams to enable appropriate overall QC support on projects and programs, external coordination to contract organizations
Assist in managing departmental and/or cross-functional teams occasionally
Propose technical strategies and frequently discusses soundness of technical judgment and reviews progress in meeting objectives and timelines with supervisor
Operate under compliance requirements
Independently carry out experiments with good quality, including sample preparation, PCR, RT-PCR, and RNA handling
Provide steady support in documentation of protocol writing, project organizing efforts
Contribute intellectually in a team setting and communicate closely with manager / team to seek consensus in plan execution
Participate in general lab maintenance efforts and comply with regulated environment
Comply with rules, guidelines and trainings, including laboratory record keeping
Be willing to learn new techniques, continue to gain scientific knowledge, and be able to apply gained knowledge to practice

Scientist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GMP, HAZWOPER, HRP, DOE, EH&S, ISO, DAWIA, OSHA, IAT, GIAC

Education for Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the 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, Biology, Education, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Microbiology

Skills for Scientist

Desired skills for scientist include:

Machine learning
Applicable regulatory authority
Compendia and ICH guidelines
Data mining
General chemistry and separation science

Desired experience for scientist includes:

Participate in project meetings, present data, and provide technical inputs
Independently design and perform experiments and studies
Work on experiment data collection, data analysis and summary report
Use IVD product development tools (such as DOE and DFSS) and successful develop the robust NAT-based IVD diagnostics tests within defined timelines
Interpret study results, evaluates data and draws relevant conclusions
Present scientific/technical work at internal/external meetings or recognized achievements in the development of new procedures

Scientist Examples


Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a 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 scientist
  • Participation in diverse projects involving exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling, study design and analysis, and expert testimony
  • Application of risk analysis methodologies to problems in engineering, health, finance, ecology, and the environment
  • Development and management of projects
  • Establish minimum excipient inventory quantities based on study needs
  • Maintains proper records in accordance with GLPs, SOPs and policies
  • Provide various support functions in Laboratory Operations group for overall BBD program progression such as management of sample receipt and movement
  • Performing routin extraction of tobacco products for analysis
  • Performing routine analytical smoking, extraction and preparation of smoke extracts for analysis
  • With supervision, carries out analytical activities and experiments in support of the development of pharmaceutical products
  • With Supervision, provides analytical development support for formulation development of products at the laboratory and pilot plant scale
Qualifications for scientist
  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD in scientific or related technical field and progressively complex scientific experience as follows
  • Minimum of 0-5 years experience for a Ph.D
  • PhD, MD or equivalent with strong research background in immunology, preferably tumor immunology
  • At least 4 years experience with regulated environments
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills the ability to work in a strong team environment
  • Can organize and manage teams chartered to address resolution of manufacturing issues or special projects with general management guidance

Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for scientist
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials
  • Compile data for documentation of test procedures and prepare reports
  • Review data for compliance to specifications and report and investigate abnormalities
  • Calibrate and maintain lab equipment
  • Revise and update standard operating procedures as needed
  • Performs a variety of tasks and techniques to support cell based assay and related lab projects
  • Synthesize and purify synthetic oligonucleotides using automated equipment in a GMP clean room environment
  • Problem-solve technical issues
  • Perform equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Establish and execute validation protocols for manufacturing equipment
Qualifications for scientist
  • Problem solving skills combined with analytical skills and good attention to details
  • MS or PhD degree in Experimental Physics, Nuclear, or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge and experience with working with cells (preferably MSC, or immune cells)
  • Strong background in pharmaceutical separation science (LC, GC, CE)
  • PhD in chemistry or a related discipline with at least 3 years of hands on laboratory experience is required
  • It is required that the candidate be able to conduct research experiments, including trouble shooting with minimal supervision

Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for scientist
  • Serve as change owner for projects impacting drug product manufacturing processes
  • Provide consistency across the plant through sharing of problem-solving activities and maintaining updated technical product history
  • As needed, provide technical expertise and coordinate activities to develop scaled-up or scaled down processes for commercial products for development activities
  • Evaluate new process equipment and advise management about areas of opportunity in the application of novel technologies, process optimization activities, or proposals for improvement of product quality
  • As needed develop experimental plans, collate data, organize results, and apply statistical methodology to those results
  • Plan and execute in-process analytical support activities
  • Design and conduct necessary experiments
  • Develop fit for purpose analytical methods for Novel Biologics candidates
  • Display strong technological orientation with independence of experimental design by implementing new techniques and performing complex analytical procedures
  • Design, set-up, maintain and evolve laboratory
Qualifications for scientist
  • PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or related discipline plus at least 8 years of experience in the characterization, analysis, and simulation of astronomical imaging data
  • At least eight years of experience in the characterization and analysis of imaging data from space-based infrared detectors
  • At least 2 years experience in analytical development and quality control
  • Knowledge of GMPs and GLPs
  • Experience following SOPs and USP methods
  • Practical knowledge of HPLC, Karl Fischer, GC, IR, UV-VIS, and wet chemistry

Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a 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 scientist
  • Performs investigations and troubleshooting of analytical test methods and lab instruments
  • Performs investigation and writes reports on findings, conclusion and identify corrective actions/preventative actions
  • Carries out quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of method comparisons, method transfers, method validations, product in-use study
  • Train junior level scientist and technician and participate in identifying process to improve efficiency in laboratory testing
  • Assist in organizing, staging and pulling samples for stability studies
  • Assist in creating database for stability sample pull, staging sample and test schedules
  • Assisting in the evaluation and implementation of novel and existing clinical diagnostic technologies for molecular (nucleic acid-based) testing and/or features across multiple instrument platforms
  • Instrument operation and understanding of its functioning, protocol execution, failure investigations, instrument maintenance, statistical data analysis, report writing, and presentation of results
  • Handling/preparing test samples containing human derived or cultured pathogenic agents
  • Generate valid data at expected levels of productivity while adhering to cGMP
Qualifications for scientist
  • Experience working with frozen cells, mammalian cells
  • Experience or training with bioassay, immunoassay, ELISA or similar
  • Experience working with a laminar flow hood or bio-safety cabinet
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques (HPLC, MS)
  • Willingness to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to work in a lab environment where frequent standing, pushing and lifting is required

Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for scientist
  • To conduct all activities in accordance with the principles of GLP
  • To meet all approved time targets
  • To record and report all experimental data and methods as per laboratory SOPs
  • Ensure compliance with the Company quality guidelines, procedures and processes
  • Keep training records and TEDs up to date
  • To be responsible for designated equipment to ensure that it is maintained in good working condition
  • To generate laboratory SOPs and LMs as required
  • To assist other research and development staff in the development of new intellectual property
  • To assist on pharma partner projects
  • To undertake other tasks as specified from time-to-time by my Manager
Qualifications for scientist
  • Experience in tissue collection, sectioning, and histological techniques would also be beneficial
  • Experience writing SOPs and Study Reports
  • Cell biology, including culture of cell lines and primary cells, transfections and transductions, and cell-based reporter and functional assays
  • Biochemistry, including quantitative enzyme assays, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, Western blot analysis, SDS page
  • Molecular Biology, including DNA/RNA isolation and quantitation, primer design, and quantitative PCR (Q- and QRT-PCR.)
  • BS or MS Degree in Molecular Biology, Cellular biology, or Biochemistry, or equivalent experience

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