Senior Scientist (Process Development)

Lucigen Corporation
Job Location
Middleton, WI
Commensurate upon experience.

Lucigen offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information, see

Job Description

Lucigen seeks an experienced and highly accurate senior scientist to join its growing team and lead product transfer and process improvement efforts in collaboration with other functions. This position:

  • Leads efforts to scale up and improve current manufacturing processes and methods; develops, manages, and implements plans for capacity expansion and capital investment
  • Leads the more complex aspects of manufacturing, quality control, distribution, materials management, and maintenance activities in a manner consistent with Lucigen’s ISO 13485 quality systems; independently performs assigned duties in these areas
  • Serves as subject matter expert in area(s) of focus, such as microbiology, molecular biology, protein expression and purification, or assay development, including operations or feasibility and development of new products, applications, and businesses
  • Stays abreast of and identifies opportunities to adopt industry best practices
  • Processes, records, and analyzes data following approved protocols and using good documentation practices
  • Effectively communicates results to the Lucigen team
  • Plans, schedules, and manages assigned functions and product families to provide product to meet the production plan and customer requirements
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities based on first-hand observation and data review
  • Independently develops and conducts studies supporting process improvements, investigations, and corrective/preventative actions
  • Delivers high-quality documentation consistent with Lucigen’s quality systems
  • May supervise or mentor more junior scientists

This position requires a Ph.D. in relevant life sciences field (molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, etc.) with 1-3+ years’ experience in protein production and purification in an industrial setting; or a Master’s degree in relevant life-sciences field with at least 5 years’ industry experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant life-sciences field with 10+ years’ industry experience. Additional requirements include:

  • Proven track record leading technically challenging, cross-functional programs or projects
  • Demonstrated experience with development and implementation of new technologies and technical processes that improve the quality, efficiency, and/or productivity of products and/or laboratory services
  • Effective communication skills with technical staff, peers, and customers
  • Skilled in performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications
  • Aptitude to work in a complex and rapidly growing company
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Must demonstrate good professional judgment and reliability
  • Must be highly accurate and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • First-hand experience with molecular biology techniques is a plus.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume to [email protected] with Job #120415GW in the subject line.

About Our Organization

Lucigen discovers, manufactures, and commercializes molecular biology products used across the spectrum from basic research to molecular diagnostics, including point of care. Founded in Wisconsin in 1998, Lucigen built on the discovery of a novel thermostable DNA/RNA polymerase from the hot springs in Yellowstone. Today, the products and services developed at Lucigen enable life-science professionals to perform their research and testing more efficiently and effectively. The company has grown to manufacture and sell over 130 biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide. Core competencies include enzyme evolution, protein expression, cloning, competent cells, NGS, and molecular diagnostics.

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