Research and Development Scientist

DNA Genotek
Job Location
Ottawa, ON, Canada,
Job Description

DNA Genotek, a wholly owned subsidiary of OraSure Technologies Inc., is a Canadian biotech company that has become the recognized world leader in DNA collection products. Our success is based on the strong relationships we've built with our customers and the exceptional talent of our employees. We pride ourselves on offering a fun, positive and high performance environment that supports the continued growth and development of all employees. We hope you are interested in joining our team as we are currently in search of a Research and Development (R&D) Scientist. The successful candidate will assume responsibilities for R&D activities directed towards the introduction of future products to meet new market opportunities. You will join a strong Research and Development science team and will be given the opportunity to grow and develop your career. Responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, developing, innovating and executing laboratory experiments
  • Performing hands-on experiments
  • Managing project timelines, including directing Lab Technologist research activities
  • Participation in formal processes to support the transition from research to product introduction
  • Participating in a wide range of scientific discussions.
  • Making presentations to scientific staff and management.
  • Preparing scientific papers and company white papers.
  • Reviewing scientific literature in areas of interest to the company.
  • Assisting in the development and refinement of laboratory protocols as required for Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Assisting in the preparation of patents and/or regulatory submissions arising from DNA Genotek research activities.

Education Required:

  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, virology and/or cell biology plus a minimum of 2 post-doctoral years of additional training. In exceptional cases, an equivalent combination of relevant job experience and on-the-job training may be suitable.
    Experience and Other Requirements:
  • Prior experience in an industry setting or in a public health setting involving infectious disease research and/or diagnostic testing is required.
  • Experience in nucleic acid biochemistry or infectious disease is required.
  • Experience developing complex experimental designs within research and/or regulatory settings.
  • Knowledge of product requirements/considerations that may impact public health sector uptake.
  • Ability to multitask and work simultaneously on multiple projects with varying levels of overlap.
  • Ability to write concise documents and attention to detail in writing and experimental planning.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and scientific abilities.
  • Experience supervising junior scientists is an asset.
  • Strong academic standing and record of scientific publications.
How to Apply

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