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Senior Research Scientist
Nitto Denko Avecia in Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Date Posted April 24, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Purpose of the Position:

The Senior Research Scientist is responsible for meeting the analytical testing requirements to support research and development projects primarily focused on oligonucleotides. Provide technical and professional leadership in project, inter-departmental and external meetings and may supervise/manage staff to meet departmental goals. Communicate with clients and resolves issues in consultation with laboratory management. Develop and lead implementation of department objectives for continuous improvement and technical excellence.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and/or execute testing per method or protocol for development, qualification, verification, validation, and transfer of analytical methods

  • Provide analytical support to Process Development and Manufacturing and help develop process controls

  • Analyze and review project data, correct errors, and report results for one or more projects to support research and development primarily focused on oligonucleotides

  • Perform GDP, technical, and gap analysis review and investigations for one or more projects

  • Author and approve scientific and regulatory documentation

  • Provide technical and professional leadership in project, inter-departmental, and external meetings

  • Improve laboratory compliance

  • Design, review, perform, and improve method development experiments

  • Develop new analytical applications and technology

  • Provide advanced-level training in lab techniques and procedures

  • Plan, track, execute, and review team tasks to deliver project results on time

  • Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Communicate with clients and resolve issues in consultation with laboratory management

  • Interview candidates and advise management on hiring

  • Develop and lead implementation of department objectives for continuous improvement and technical excellence

  • Mediate personnel conflicts within the team and promote a positive work atmosphere

  • Operate and troubleshoot available instruments such as HPLC and MS

  • Independently learn new instruments and techniques

  • Perform advanced algebraic and statistical calculations correctly

  • Author, revise, and approve laboratory SOPs

  • Remain abreast of emerging analytical technologies in the oligonucleotide field

  • Supervise/manage staff as needed

Job Knowledge Required:

  • BA/BS with 9+ years or MS with 7+ years or PhD with 4+ years

  • Subject matter expert analytical chemistry knowledge including theory and application of one or more chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for identification, purity, and assay of various analytes

  • Application of chemistry and oligonucleotide knowledge to method development and solving complex problems in consultation with laboratory management

  • Competency to think strategically and conceptually to apply quality by design principles when designing experiments

  • Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge and application of cGMPs and regulatory guidance documents

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