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Research Laboratory Scientist

Primary Job Functions:

  • Plan, organize, and conduct assay development, experimental methodologies, biological testing and a wide assortment of research projects as specified by client and project needs.
  • Develop innovative ideas and business practices for all RTI scientific, laboratory tasks, and RTI operations.
  • Write SOPs and create quality record keeping data forms appropriate for the type of work.
  • Report writing, experimental summarizations of project and testing work in a professional and complete manner.
  • Identify and lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts related to project or testing work.
  • Assist with budgeting and implementing of new methods to expand laboratory capabilities.
  • Participate in cross-training efforts within both diagnostic and research laboratories to maintain competence in the overall core RTI lab procedures.
  • Assist with the laboratory maintenance activities, maintain a clean and organized laboratory space and ensure supplies remain stocked as needed.
  • Rotation of weekend and holiday coverage with co-workers.

Required Skills

  • Passion for science, goal driven, commitment to safety, client service, and high quality.
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast paced laboratory environment.  Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Experienced in molecular biology, ELISA development and PCR development/validations, gel electrophoresis, vaccine and master seed cell culture development, monoclonal antibody production and recombinant bioprocessing, immunologic, viral or bacteriologic assays and growth.
  • Experience with microbiological quality control procedures under GLP, cGMP, and/or ISO 17025 regulations.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and maintain progress on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with a behavioral demeanor for teamwork and unity with colleagues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences, virology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology or cellular physiology.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility with proven project management experience preferred.

Work Status:

  • Full time.

Diagnostic Laboratory Scientist

Primary Job Functions:

  • Perform sample processing and testing to written specifications and to meet established deadlines.
  • Develop innovative ideas and business practices for all RTI laboratory tasks, and RTI operations.
  • Perform equipment maintenance, calibration, verification and assist with lab sanitation.
  • Document validation, calibration, and testing work on established forms and create spreadsheets and reports summarizing testing results.
  • Write SOPs and create record keeping data forms to ensure complete record keeping as appropriate for the type of work being performed.
  • Identify and lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts related to project or testing work.
  • Participate in cross-training efforts within both diagnostic and research laboratories to maintain competence in the overall core RTI lab procedures.
  • Assist with the laboratory maintenance activities, maintain a clean and organized laboratory space and ensure supplies remain stocked as needed.
  • Rotation of weekend and holiday coverage with co-workers.

Required Skills

  • Passion for science, goal driven, commitment to safety, client service, and high quality.
  • Ability to manage assays in a fast paced laboratory environment.  Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience with microbiological quality control procedures under GLP, cGMP, and/or ISO 17025 regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, often under time-sensitive situations, within a team environment.
  • Experience working in laboratory environment and knowledge of basic microbiology processes.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with a behavioral demeanor for teamwork and unity with colleagues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or microbiology.

Work Status:

  • Full time.