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Research Asst III BioA

CN-31-Shanghai
Job Number
2017-16525
Job Category
Scientific Advanced Degree
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

Analyzes biological or chemical samples and/or develops/validates methodologies for various compounds and components in compliance with appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing.
  • Maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
  • Independently sets-up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment, including problem identification and resolution.
  • Performs quality control review of data.
  • Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect integrity of the data; participates in corrective action of problems.
  • Promotes a cohesive team environment.
  • With supervisory assistance, assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices.
  • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed.
  • Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures.
  • Provides input and participates in project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work.
  • With supervisory assistance, serves as a lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff.
  • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
  • Participates in new equipment and instrument assessment and qualification, as appropriate.
  • Participates in client visits as needed, assists in communicating technical information.
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assists in evaluation of data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Assists in writing reports and protocols.
  • Writes SOPs and methods.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Education/Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree in chemistry or related scientific field
  • Experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to perform advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel).

Experience

  • 4 years related or relevant laboratory experience required with a BS/BA degree or 1 to 2 years’ experience with an MS degree.
  • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges).
  • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment.
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to design and independently conduct tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis of results.
  • Acts as technical resource for the department (trouble shooting, method development, qualification, maintenance and training).
  • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
  • Advanced time management skills to complete project assignments on time, with minimal or no supervision.
  • Able to effectively schedule resources.
  • Understands and helps staff with compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions and implements action plans.
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively interacts with internal and/or external clients.
  • Acts as a project leader.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of relevant sections of final reports.
  • Knowledgeable on a variety of study types, analysis procedures and methodologies.

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