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Scientist III (Molecular Biology)

ATR International
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Oct 27, 2021
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We are seeking a Scientist III, Molecular Biology for a very important client.

What will you do?
  • Will apply technical knowledge to develop and bring to market CLIA-waved diagnostic kit
  • Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance
  • Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of your experiments
  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce your experiments
  • Support verification and validation studies as well as clinical trials
  • May assist in preparing material for regulatory filings, manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications
  • Prepares regular reports documenting procedures and experimental results
  • Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30-minute sessions
  • Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions
  • Ability to read patents and understand details of invention and claims
  • Complete lab compliance activities

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Strong laboratory and technical hands-on skills required:
  • Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly
  • Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve
  • Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and able to make the buffers from recipes
  • Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc
  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR
  • Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures
  • Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting
  • Has a good basic understanding of project management and product development principles
  • Build productive cross-functional relationships with colleagues in other areas, including Operations, Regulatory/Quality, and Product Management
  • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis.
  • Creative, innovative and analytical
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Strong documentation and strong organizational skills
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks
  • Pays attention to details
  • Be agile with changing environments
  • Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected
  • Inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals
  • Generates ideas to improve current processes

  • BS in any of the biological sciences plus minimum of 6 years performing research in an industrial setting; preferably a regulated environment. PhD or MS plus experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • A broad knowledge of molecular biology. Strong skills at the laboratory bench. The ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in clear simple terms.
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