Staff Scientist Job Description

Staff Scientist Job Description

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Staff scientist provides local system administrative and end user support for GxP and non-GxP software applications, such as Empower and other non-chromatography computer systems and software applications, e.g., LIMS, AmegaView.

Staff Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Plans and carries out experiments and associated research assignments
Able to set up the study and using the proper technique/software to carry the experimental phase to completion
Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner
Follow internal product development procedures, ISO13485 and QSR guidelines
Supporting the department on all environmental services including Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), industrial hygiene, soil and groundwater sampling, product recovery and field observation documentation
Asbestos Surveying is a plus
Report preparation, client coordination and assessment of proper response actions
Perform pattern recognition model creation and training using various types of algorithms and machine learning modeling techniques for well- defined modeling problems (e.g., scorecards, logistic regression, neural networks, CART, support vector machines, boosting trees, unsupervised models)
Analyze and present model performance to clients and prospects
Perform data analysis on large volumes of property and consumer data

Staff Scientist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Staff Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HAZWOPER, OSHA, EIT, ASCP, PWS, MSHA, CDPH, EH&S, GMP, AHERA

Education for Staff Scientist

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Employers hiring for the staff 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, Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Education, Physics

Skills for Staff Scientist

Desired skills for staff scientist include:

System software
Microsoft applications
Laboratory automation software
Analytical instrumentation
Internet research
MS Word

Desired experience for staff scientist includes:

Experience developing algorithms in Matlab
Familiar with systems modelling and simulation
Experience in designing and manufacturing composite structures
Familiar writing technical documentation in LaTex
At least 3 years of graduate school experience working in a related experience research lab, and at least 6-9 months of post graduate experience working in a related research lab
Hands on” solid dosage form development experience

Staff Scientist Examples


Staff Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of staff 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 staff scientist
  • Provide training for others on test methods, protocols, specifications, laboratory core competencies and SOPs
  • Work with cross functional teams to successfully resolve audit findings, product non-conformances, customer complaints, to execute Corrective/Preventive Actions and/or to improve product design
  • Independently lead large projects as wells as facilitate projects according to priorities while providing periodic updates to management
  • Provide innovative approaches to solving technical problems and troubleshoot with limited guidance from management or other scientific personnel while maintaining a high level of cGMP awareness
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the company’s products and manufacturing processes related to relevant laboratory testing
  • Work independently on complex issues and develop solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity to draw valid conclusions
  • Perform in a leadership role (team leader on intra and inter-departmental teams
  • Provide final review of data generated by peers and contract laboratories
  • Assist in various other duties which contribute to the organization and function of the laboratory
  • Use test equipment to resolve technical issues where applicable
Qualifications for staff scientist
  • HAZWOPER, Asbestos License preferred
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing multi-step synthesis of complex
  • Small molecules and/or natural products, troubleshoot reactions and multistep reaction sequences
  • Extensive experience in synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS, NMR, and biophysical methods
  • Excellent knowledge of organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms
  • Effective problem solving skills and work independently

Staff Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff 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 staff scientist
  • Supply information to assist in the preparation of the preliminary cost and duration discussions
  • Prepares feasibility/development, validation protocols and/or sample analysis outlines as required
  • Partners with Study Coordinators to prepare and communicate appropriate documents to clients for approval
  • Explains scientific performance expectations to scientific staff and directs study team at study initiation, communicates final protocol or sample analysis outline
  • Monitors/evaluates/reviews the scientific performance of the study
  • Initiates, reviews and approves (as appropriate) protocol deviations and study communication forms
  • If acting as a PI, discuss project issues or scope changes with the Study Director, suggest solutions and action to solve study issues, manages the impact on time and cost, reviews protocol changes and communicates the status of changes to client and management as necessary
  • Participates in post project assessments by providing input on team performance
  • Participates in, and may host, client visits
  • Assures that the final report, including any changes, is approved and in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines
Qualifications for staff scientist
  • Formal analysis and mathematical derivation of stability, performance, and convergence proofs
  • Strong patent, publication, and presentation record in relevant fields required
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities outside of the lab
  • Excellent understanding of molecular biology methodologies for nucleic acid analysis, such as hybridization, labeling/conjugation, amplification, RT-PCR, next-generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Extensive experiences in applying in-depth knowledge of proteins to NextGen sequencing
  • Experience designing and executing Nextgen sequencing experiments that involve enzyme modifications and formulation changes

Staff Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a staff 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 staff scientist
  • May implement and validate new techniques and instrumentation to advance I&I operations within the assigned discipline
  • Monitors, evaluates, and reviews the scientific performance of I&I acquisition, analysis, and reporting
  • Works in partnership with Operations and Science team in preparing I&I SOPs and other relevant documentation
  • Trains and provides technical oversight to individuals in I&I procedures, analysis, and evaluation techniques
  • Participates in the planning, marketing, and project activities for assigned technologies
  • May liaise with client service, program management, and study direction to evaluate I&I proposals, evaluate feasibility, and provide recommendations to clients
  • Develop selected approach further by evaluating robustness, tradeoffs, and design process steps
  • Perform assay optimization testing
  • Formulates and conducts systematic investigation of problem areas of considerable scope and complexity which must be approached through a series of complex and conceptually related studies, or a number of projects of lesser scope
  • Plans, trains, schedules, carries out and/or directs projects and/or people in assigned disciplines of strategic importance
Qualifications for staff scientist
  • Position is well suited for a recent graduate or someone with 2 -5 years of experience
  • Ability to work in the field under adverse weather conditions
  • Requires a BS degree in a life science discipline with at least 8 years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge in Intellectual Property
  • Excellence in instrumentation design and engineering
  • Ability to prioritize and organize laboratory, field investigations, and proposal development

Staff Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a staff 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 staff scientist
  • The successful candidate will develop, optimize, integrate and validate reagents, protocols, and sequencing chips to meet customers’ requirements for the genetic testing assays
  • Works under general supervision to plan and conduct experiments utilizing established and published procedures
  • Troubleshoots problems encountered during experiment execution and makes recommendations how to resolve them
  • Critically analyzes experimental data, summarizes the results, and reviews conclusions with the team
  • Collaborates with individuals and teams outside of immediate functional area to support optimization of Ion system multiple components
  • Uses multidisciplinary molecular biology capabilities to develop new assays for NGS applications
  • Participates in large-scale team experimental projects such as verification and validation studies
  • Leading efforts for structural characterization of small molecules and polymers quantitative and qualitative analysis of mixtures, with minimal functional guidance from senior scientists
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams (including biologists, chemists, marketing, engineers, and QA) to develop single-cell and high-throughput genomic products
  • Define and perform basic and advanced analysis/interpretation to characterize and improve product performance
Qualifications for staff scientist
  • The ability to learn new skills related to all aspects of cryo-electron microscopy
  • PhD in molecular or structural biology
  • Mentoring and/or lab management experience
  • Clinical product development process knowledge
  • Deep immunology and cell biology background
  • Assay development expertise

Staff Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a staff 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 staff scientist
  • Summarizes project status, experimental results, and project plans in written reports
  • Establishes and implements SOPs for manufacturing processes and manufacturing equipment
  • Interfaces with other departments and internal/external partners to facilitate product development
  • Manages external development partners including those involved in global health initiatives
  • Plans and manages design transfer from R&D to manufacturing
  • Propose and execute experiments in free radical chemistry relevant to the atmosphere
  • Set up experimental kinetics experiments in gas flow reactors
  • Operate and maintain lasers and vacuum hardware necessary for experiments
  • Perform experiments using VUV synchrotron radiation for photoionization mass spectrometry studies at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • Analyze data and prepare manuscripts
Qualifications for staff scientist
  • Expertise in Matlab is essential
  • Experience in systems engineering comprising optical, mechanical engineering, electronics, embedded software and firmware technology advanced electronics-control techniques
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required
  • Knowledge of diagnostic product development and instruments systems and manufacturing is essential
  • Minimum of 8 years of directly related experience in infectious disease research and clinical immunoassay development
  • Minimum of MS degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Immunology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or other related discipline or BS with an equivalent combination of education and experience, Ph.D

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