This position is responsible for the development of immunoassay kits and reagents serving the life sciences, and ensuring product quality based on thorough science. Integral to the kit product development process, the Senior Research & Development Scientist will be involved in all phases of kit product release, including the choice of critical raw materials, selection of release criteria, and the validation, testing, and optimizing of kit components. As part of the R&D team, this position will share matrixed responsibilities with team members to meet kit development goals. The Senior Research & Development Scientist also provides technical leadership, leads projects teams, and assists with training new employees.
Education: Ph.D. in a scientific field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: 5+ years of related scientific experience, including immunoassay (ELISA) development/optimization, protein analytical techniques, and a cell biology and protein chemistry background.
Skills: Proven track record of technology development. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong documentation skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiplle priorities, meet deadlines, and be flexible in responding to changing demands. Must be innovative. Proven ability to work in a team environment and lead project teams. Computer proficiency required.
Travel: 25% travel to Michigan required