The Principal Scientist will support the research and development and manufacturing programs of biotechnology clients. Demonstrates strong expertise in one or more of the following area; molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, protein chemistry, toxicology, and mass spectrometry. Supports analytical studies for peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids as well as small molecule drugs in solid dosage forms, parenteral, transdermal patches, liquids and APIs.
Maintains an expert knowledge and mastery of equipment, instrumentation, procedures and scientific methodologies necessary to perform complex research or projects. Provides complex problem solving and technical trouble-shooting assistance applying state-of-the-art scientific principles and innovative, efficient use of instrumentation and equipment. Extrapolates scientific trends and theory for presentation to management. Ability to efficiently organize work with little or no supervision. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. Will review own work and conduct peer review. Demonstrates expert knowledge of scientific principles.
Trains others in technical field and provides coaching and mentoring to new employees/staff. Assists in implementation of new methods and processes to solve problems. Prepares summaries of observations, capable of verbal and written presentations to peers. Documents proficiently in laboratory notebooks. Will assist in the maintenance and calibration of the laboratory equipment as needed.
Maintains a high level of professional expertise and a through familiarity with scientific literature. Participates in scientific conferences and contributes to scientific journals. Writes client communications, deviations, specifications and investigations. Interact with clients and participates in FDA and/or client audits.
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