What Will You Do?
- On highly distinctive and complicated projects, the Staff Scientist explores, develops, and verifies new scientific approaches used to manage raw materials, industrial intermediates, and final products, with a bioanalytical focus.
- Staff Scientists will work on protein and large-molecule therapeutic development in the pre-clinical, clinical, and/or post-marketing stages.
- Through wide knowledge, the Staff Scientist works on major technical/scientific project activities to execute strategies and technical solutions that satisfy client goals and expectations.
- Participates in technical talks with clients, which necessitates a high level of technical expertise in large molecule pharmaceutical development.
- Participates in the development of procedures and equipment for clinical, scale-up, and/or registration batches, as well as project technology transfer to and from clients.
- Uses leadership and independent judgment to evaluate and contribute to the design of manufacturing processes, as well as to support problem solving as needed.
- Usually works in one scientific field, such as bioanalytical development, cell culture, protein purification and characterization, process validation, formulations, and/or manufacturing technical assistance.
- Makes decisions that frequently require developing new options to solve complex problems.
- Interacts with top department and division leaders to develop scientific strategy.
- Leads strategic initiatives and solutions.
- Works closely with site management to optimize requirements of both client and site for portfolio of projects.
- Oversees the creation and coordination of feasible proposals and schedules. Leads client meetings and teleconferences.
- Leads development of methods and processes that meet or exceed the expectations from clients and provide innovation as necessary.
- Leads research of industry practices and processes and applies to innovative drug development internally and for client products.
- Leads a team over multiple projects; manages team's project timelines and deliverables; may review group's financials.
- Guides and advises during implementation of new methodologies and processes.
- Leads resolution of problems related to the conduct of chemical experiments.
- Liaises with internal scientific, analytical, and laboratory functional areas to meet project and team objectives.
- Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Safety guidelines.
- Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related life sciences field. PhD preferred
Typically requires 12 years of progressive scientific experience, including 9 years in a related life sciences field. If related Master's degree, typically requires 10 years of related experience. If related PhD, typically requires 6 years of experience. Experience working directly with clients.
Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.
Advanced understanding of different aspects of a discipline's principles, concepts, and practices, as well as expanding knowledge of principles and concepts in other related fields. Expert understanding of scientific methods and advancement in the pharmaceutical sector. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) expertise. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and statistical analyses. Superior critical and logical thinking skills. Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including managing technical discussions with internal and external clients. Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to develop knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical processes, equipment, instrumentation, and procedures. Ability to maintain expert knowledge and to keep current with scientific literature and industry trends relating to process technologies. Ability to develop technical solutions.