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Staff Scientist I

Employer
LabCorp
Location
Greenfield, IN
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Get ready to redefine what's possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Labcorp Drug Development. Here, you'll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples' lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

What to Expect

  • Incumbent performs established assays, aids in validating novel biomarkers for immunoassays and generates clear technical reports.
  • Incumbent demonstrates proficiency in immunoassay instrumentation and processes by assisting in designing experiments to evaluate and validate single and multiplexed assays.
  • Incumbent is proficient in one or more of the following methodologies, Mesoscale, Radioimmunoassays, Luminex, or ELISAs.
  • Incumbent can provide protocol and assay technical consultation to clients.
  • Incumbent may train coworkers, where appropriate, and performs established laboratory procedures and assays in accordance with Labcorp quality principles.
  • Incumbent maintains high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions.
  • Incumbent has high initiative in service development and supports Labcorp marketing efforts.
  • Incumbent provides expert technical consultation to clients and suggests new assays and improvements to study design.
  • Incumbent maintains high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions.
  • Perform established and development of new immunoassays.
  • Consult with supervisor to establish goals
  • Research scientific literature and develop plan
  • Communicate experimental plan to supervisor and/or client and revise as needed
  • Obtain necessary reagents and equipment.
  • Design and conduct experiments in timely fashion and routinely update supervisor on progress
  • Modify plan as needed. Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems and select optimal conditions
  • Prepare clear, detailed experimental reports that enable reproduction of experiment by others in the lab and include precise tracking of samples and data
  • Complete testing within the expected turn-around time to meet customers' expectations
  • Conduct assay operations as needed for study support.
  • Train others and participate in method transfer activities as required.


Quality results
  • Include all appropriate biological controls in experimental design
  • Verify instrument performance and document quality checks
  • Report any quality issue to supervisor and participate in troubleshooting.


Scientific Communication
  • Generate concise and clear technical reports for clients and interpret basic findings
  • Prepare high quality scientific reports for internal and external oral presentation
  • Prepare scientific posters and manuscripts that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Labcorp in the scientific and client community.


Scientific Growth
  • Read appropriate literature and research topics applicable to Labcorp and client needs
  • Suggest and evaluate new assays and assay improvements
  • Evaluate new techniques, technologies, and instruments
  • Participate in internal and external scientific seminars and training
  • Teamwork and Scientific Leadership
  • Freely share ideas and learning with the team and other colleagues
  • Actively participate as team member for Labcorp and client studies.
  • Willingly cross-train and learn other assays to support overall team efforts


Compliance
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines, Universal Precautions and Labcorp Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.
  • Complete required training and maintain training records
  • Follow established Labcorp operations procedures for purchasing, payroll, client interaction, etc. at all times.


Minimum Required Skills
  • Expertise with immunoassay techniques and procedures.
  • Expertise with assay validation procedures and data analysis.
  • Proficiency in applicable instrumentation software, database, graphical and statistical software
  • Ability to interact with and support others in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to conceive and interpret immunoassay development experiments
  • Ability to conceive and interpret enzymatic assay development experiments
  • Proficiency in applicable graphical and statistical software (Graph Pad Prism and/or SoftMax Pro)
  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact with and lead others in a team-oriented environment
  • Good understanding of a broad range of immunoassay based platforms (Meso Scale Discovery, Singulex, Luminex, Protein Simple Ella, and Octet)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Essential business skills such as planning and resource management

Education/Qualifications
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology or related field
  • Individual must have 5-7 years bench-level laboratory experience in immunoassay development


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