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Staff Scientist- (Molecular Biology)

Employer
Jobot
Location
Hercules, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021
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Salary: $120,000 - $140,000 per year

A bit about us:

We are a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Why join us?
  • Competitive Salary
  • Great Benefits
  • 401 K match
  • Flexible work schedule


Job Details

We are looking for a Staff Scientist for the Reagents Manufacturing Process Development team. The scientist will execute cross-functional projects related to development and continuous improvement for our product lines. These include qPCR, droplet digital PCR reagents, food safety testing reagents, the Bio-Plex suspension array system, pre-cast electrophoresis gels, and general molecular biology reagents.
The Manufacturing Development Scientist is responsible for representing the Manufacturing team as a part of new product development and manufacturing transfer projects. This individual is responsible for implementing process improvements to standardize and improve existing manufacturing and QC processes.

Responsibilities
  • Represent and lead Manufacturing Operations on new product development and manufacturing transfer teams. Collaborate with key stake holders from R&D to operations functions to ensure projects are managed on-time, robust, and cost-effective transfer of new products into manufacturing.
  • Lead & establish project plans to ensure deliverables are completed to customer's expectations, using project management tools (e.g., Project Action Plan, Risk Analysis, etc.)
  • Lead and/or manage projects that comprise team members from cross functional areas
  • Design experiments to meet requirements, support manufacturing and transfer both internal and external processes.
  • Participate in the verification and validation of new process improvements.
  • Requires strong problem solving skills, technical proficiency, collaboration with key stake holders and ability to work independently.
  • Investigate material issues and determine root cause. Provide cost effective solution.
  • Extensive experience in method and process development; validation and scale-up.
  • Provide troubleshooting support for both manufacturing and QC in a timely manner. Participate in root-cause analysis and FMEA, interface and collaborate with various development functions to solve a wide range of difficult scientific and operational problems.
  • Work with external suppliers to resolve raw material quality issues.
  • Author, update or review validation test plans & data summary, production and QC procedures. Setup change control/infrastructure. Train manufacturing personnel.
  • Present ongoing scientific/technical work at internal/departmental seminars and trainings.

Qualifications
  • Master's, PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular or related scientific fields.
  • Minimum of 6+ year's relevant industry experience.
  • Experience in molecular biology reagent manufacturing processes or in a food safety lab would be a plus.
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma & DOE tools and statistical analysis preferred.
  • Take initiative, ownership and personal accountability for results.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking to accommodate tight schedules if needed.
  • Able to apply scientific training to solve manufacturing and operational issues.
  • Working knowledge of and application of good manufacturing theories and practices.
  • Ability to work effectively and build relationships through inter-organization collaborations.
  • Great organization and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including writing of scientific and technical reports and presentations.
  • Experience with ERP system - SAP preferred.

Vaccination Requirement:
Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

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