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Development Scientist I/II, Analytical Method Developer

New England Biolabs
Beverly, MA
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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New England Biolabs (NEB) is seeking a driven scientist with a background in enzymology or biochemistry. The person in this role will work with a diverse team of scientists to develop molecular biology assays and/or optimize existing assays with a focus on transfer to our GMP-Grade facility. The ideal candidate will be proficient in developing and validating new methods with minimal supervision. This role will include development of biochemical assays and analytical test methods to support new product development as well as existing products across different product areas. This position is based in our new research and development facility in Beverly, MA.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and transfer analytical methods and activity assays in conjunction with GMP staff for a variety of different RUO and GMP-Grade enzymes to support quality control
  • Support product development with analytical testing, method development, and troubleshooting
  • Manage multiple development projects to meet rigid timelines
  • Oversee method transfers between departments
  • Serve as analytical resource for the department

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or related field
  • Strong biochemical and molecular biology background
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Goal oriented team player with a strong work ethic
  • Experience with assay development, including identification of optimal methods as well as method integration into existing workflows
  • Experience with enzymatic activities covering a broad range of molecular biology techniques and enzymes including polymerases, nucleases, phosphatases, ligases, and other nucleic acid modifying enzymes
  • Diverse experience with common laboratory instrumentation and assay technologies including qPCR, fluorescence plate readers, colorimetric and fluorescence assays, liquid chromatography, etc.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
  • 2-4 years relevant experience
  • Experience with method validations and method transfers
  • Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of specialized instrumentation and analytical technologies such as UPLC, capillary electrophoresis, etc.

NEB currently requires all employees located in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires must be fully vaccinated prior to the first date of employment. NEB will consider requests for reasonable accommodations, as required by applicable law.

EEO Statement

New England Biolabs is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community; as an EEO/AA employer, New England Biolabs considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. More in-depth details of EEO are availablehere.

Information regarding New England Biolabs commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be found here.

New England Biolabs is a participating employer in the Employment Verification(E-Verify)program.

OFCCP's pay transparency policy can be found on OFCCP's website

If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email tohr@neb.comor call 978-927-5054 to let us know the nature of your request.
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