Senior Scientist Job Description

Senior Scientist Job Description

189 votes for Senior Scientist
Senior scientist provides necessary direction, knowledge and support to assist postdoctoral associates with experiments in molecular biology and immunology.

Senior Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective senior scientist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included senior scientist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Running the instrumentation independently including, but not limited to, various chromatographic systems, Karl Fischer (Coulometric and Volumetric), UV/Spec, various wet chemistry analyses, HPLC, IC, IR, ICP, AA, TGP, DSC, PDA, auto-titrators, TLC, and dissolution apparatus
Utilizes a broad range of practical techniques in molecular biology in the laboratory environment
Proven ability to lead projects and willingness to learn new domains and work in multi-disciplinary
Excellent professional and technical skills
Good understanding of project and professional services procedures
Developing the manufacturing site execution plan per product, in line with the overall strategy and plan as outlined by the PDMS/ API sub-team and JSC New Product Team
Independently applies scientific principles to achieve project objectives, including the design and execution of complex experiments, and analysis and interpretation of data under limited supervision
Collects, records, reports and present results to peers and supervisor/manager either orally or in writing
Assessing viability and feasibility of new reagent systems and assays
Designs and development of new reagent systems and assays using creative solutions

Senior Scientist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, SAS, HAZWOPER, DAWIA, ACE, PMP, DABT, BPI, IAT, FRM

Education for Senior Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Senior Scientist

Desired skills for senior scientist include:

General chemistry and separation science
Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Molecular biology

Desired experience for senior scientist includes:

Experience in the use of biologics is a plus
Employee will establish experimental approaches, under general supervision, addressing mechanism of action of drug candidates such as cellular signaling, uptake and kinetics, localization and recycling of drug product within target cells
Develop Self and Other - Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential
Offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and
Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Engineering
Experience in handling of infectious biological samples and working in a regulated environment

Senior Scientist Examples


Senior Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior scientist
  • Leads initiatives in the development of new multi-disciplinary products and portfolio introductions with new chemistry and biologically alternative methods to provide added value through sustainability and savings in labor, water and material inputs in precision managed ecosystems in the professional turf and ornamental arena
  • Conduct technical research projects through all stages of experimentation (test protocol development, inter-departmental coordination, execution, and data generation & interpretation)
  • Performing physical, chemical, and instrumental analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, parenterals, devices, aerosols, liquids, creams, and gels)
  • Preparing standards and samples for analysis
  • Travels to client sites to perform essential duties as necessary
  • Performing a wide range of analyses (routine and non-routine) primarily, but not limited to, cell biology and virology test areas of Biopharmaceutical Services
  • Reviewing and evaluating raw data for acceptability
  • Troubleshooting method and instrumentation problems
  • Perform routine and non-routine biopharmaceutical analyses or related procedures (including those performed in controlled access areas)
  • Travel to and from client meetings, technical meetings, or seminars
Qualifications for senior scientist
  • 3-5 years previous experience in IVD development – ideally acting as a project lead
  • Experience with thermal analysis, rheology and mechanical testing equipment
  • At least 10 years of experience with BS degree, 7 years of experience with MS degree
  • Experience in juice, dairy, protein product development and commercialization a plus
  • Nutritional experience a plus, but not necessary
  • MSc or PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering or food technology

Senior Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior scientist
  • Must be capable of responding independently to situations requiring action without managerial supervision
  • Leads a team in developing and monitoring annual operating budgets for the team
  • Maintains position as a University associate researcher in the related fields of the ES business
  • Ability to participate in all product-related activities and international functions as required
  • Oversee continual implementation of OpenLab system for various programs and provide input, direction and troubleshooting on a case by case basis
  • In this role, a successful candidate is expected to develop strategies, explore and implement new and cutting edge technologies in separation sciences within the group
  • Oversee junior analysts to ensure timely completion of assignments with full data integrity
  • Conception of protocols, authoring protocols, execution, and final report writing
  • Manage projects as it relates to multiple pieces of equipment or multiple stakeholders, may include conception of qualification plans
  • Resolve validation deviations and/or related nonconformance's and CAPAs
Qualifications for senior scientist
  • Good command of English, Dutch highly desirable
  • Excellent laboratory/mechanical skills and aptitude
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new instructions and/or dynamic organizational priorities in critical for job success
  • Demonstrates initiative and drive through accomplished tasks
  • Effectively uses feedback
  • In collaboration with other members of the team, use deep expertise in computer science, Big Data and Internet-of-Things technologies and broad understanding of life science measurement systems to technically lead the invention, investigation, development and early application, of state of the art informatics, data analytics and data visualization tools and approaches to significantly enhance the performance of the life science instrumentation and laboratory

Senior Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior scientist
  • Functioning independently as the Principal Investigator and technical expert, develop, perform, and troubleshoot analytical laboratory experiments, tests, and procedures within accepted regulatory compliance for the characterization and analysis of biotherapeutics, techniques include, but not limited to, electrophoresis (CE, IEF, PAGE), chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, IC), and spectrometry (UV/Vis, Fluorescence)
  • Mentor, lead, and advise junior scientists and/or chemists in areas of scientific, regulatory, project management, client, and safety issues
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, recognize patterns, and draw valid conclusions
  • Recommend decisions to senior management by providing solid results, findings, and technical solutions to project issues/problems
  • Independently synthesize, purify and analyze chemical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients using a broad range of techniques
  • Basic bioinformatic analysis pipelines
  • Bachelors degree in an environmental field of study (Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Wildlife or related field
  • At least 5 years of related experience in the ecological field studies and the preparation of environmental documents including Ecology and NEPA
  • The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Environmental Procedures Manual for conducting and completing quality environmental documents
  • Overseeing the Training and Certification Program for Visual Particle Inspectors
Qualifications for senior scientist
  • Expertise and hands-on experience in Cloud computing and using multi-node compute clusters
  • Expertise and hands-on experience with MapReduce, Hadoop, Apache Spark or equivalent
  • Demonstrated expertise in analyzing high volume measurement data
  • Experience with functional programming concepts such as Scala, Python, R, Matlab
  • Experience with scalable state of the art data exploration and visualization tools
  • Be responsible for maintenance and service of instruments that are used

Senior Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior 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 senior scientist
  • Interpreting and presenting data and recommendations to clients
  • Plan and carry out laboratory work for self and other members of project team to meet scientific programme specifications
  • Mentor other scientific personnel and lead by example
  • Capable of creative and independent thought and contribute to project proposal writing for clients
  • Evaluate interactions of receptor targeting antisense oligonucleotides with cell surface proteins
  • Design and execute studies to identify cell-surface proteins capable of delivering antisense drugs to targeted cells and tissues
  • Develop and implement biochemical and biophysical assays to support identification and validation of receptor-mediated uptake of antisense oligonucleotides
  • Deliver consistent high quality bioreactor operation across all scales (15mL to 50L) for project and technology development applications
  • Design and develop quality processes which enable timely identification of commercially ‘developable’ cell lines
  • Contribute to development and transfer of cell lines and upstream processes which can be scaled up to enable successful manufacture of pre-clinical and clinical biopharmaceutical supplies supply of commercial material
Qualifications for senior scientist
  • Detection techniques like MS and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Significant scientific network
  • Be a leading participant in the EnSa Team process for area of expertise.Contribute to the development of compound “issue documents”, driving the resolution of any issues.Represent BCS externally at industry meetings or at discussions with regulatory agencies.Develop contacts within regulatory agencies and build a reputation as a competent and reliable partner
  • Must have contributed to the development of at least one full registration project
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience – understanding of the regulatory requirements for contaminated site management and relevant legislation
  • Ability to keep self-busy and strive for constant improvement and/or development

Senior Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior scientist
  • Possess experiences in areas such as asymmetric synthesis, reaction safety, flow chemistry, reaction optimization, synthetic route design, product isolation, and scale-up
  • Assist with developing and mentoring the Canadian based team of Engineers, Geologists, Hydrogeologists and/or Scientists, and manage project teams of 7+ employees
  • Offer exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build long-term, successful professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Provides senior leadership and mentorship to support the delivery of top quality technical work on large, complex Site Assessment and Remediation projects
  • Leadership and technical expertise in the planning and execution of NGS studies
  • Being a knowledge expert for NGS applications, diagnostic systems and development workflows
  • Analysis of the outputs of the sequencing platforms, to interpret the results and ensure they are reported correctly, to determine outcomes, identify challenges and propose improvements
  • Working as part of the NGS team to ensure a safe and efficient laboratory environment
  • Coaching and mentoring of more junior team members to ensure continuous development
  • Contributing ideas for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes within NGS and the Manchester site
Qualifications for senior scientist
  • Competency in statistical analysis, bioinformatics and associated software routinely used in quantitative assay development and molecular biology
  • General knowledge of biology, biochemistry, cell-therapy, stem cell, or a related discipline
  • Analytical method development for LC and GC
  • Understanding of ICH and other relevant regulatory guidelines and regulations is required
  • This position is requiring up to 5% travel.Pharmacokinetics
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a biological science discipline

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates