IMMUNOASSAY SCIENTIST

Organization
QIAGEN
Job Location
Germantown, MD
Job Description
  • Utilize technologies of Protein Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Immunology, Immunochemistry, and clinical bio-markers to develop and validate immunoassays for all therapeutic areas and all phases of clinical development
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, formulation, QC, discovery, and clinical groups
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in immunoassay development and validation, collaborating with project teams, and regulatory affairs on the implementation of assays in clinical trials
  • Propose novel strategies and technologies for implementation; independently apply basic scientific principles, perform literature searches and keep abreast of literature in the immunoassay field
  • Review method development data, validation reports, and bioanalytical reports
  • Provide update of project status at periodic project review meetings
  • Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, and troubleshoot assays
  • Mentor junior level scientists
  • Lead cross-functional teams and will be a stakeholder on project teams
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property
Requirements
  • BA or BS degree with a minimum of 14+ years of additional experience OR a MS degree with a minimum of 10+ years of additional experience OR a PhD with 5+ years of additional experience (all within the applicable field, preferably commercial immunoassay development) is required
  • Experience with IVD product development, particularly regulatory submission of IVD is highly desirable 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong background in analytical methods and data analysis
  • Excellent data management and presentation skills
How to Apply
About Our Organization

QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights.

QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows.

QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research).

As of June 30, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,400 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.

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