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Posted on : 20 June 2017

Project Description

Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : Bachelor's Degree
Location : Waltham MA US
Job Description :
Passionate and optimistic individual needed to support development of mass spectrometry-based diagnostic assays/product development for newborn screening and adjacent clinical space. Under guidance and within an IVD quality system, this individual will design, develop, and execute experiments for assays/product concepts using triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. In addition, the individual will also coordinate various maintenance and compliance activities by working with team members on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Product development projects are performed by teams with members in the Waltham R&D group as well as project management, R&D and other functions from our Turku, Finland manufacturing facility.

  • Under guidance, evaluate new technologies/workflows with potential for assay and product development.
  • Experimental design, execution and documentation
    • Design and perform assay development experiments with the project team as assigned/under guidance
    • Analyze/interpret results by analytical and statistical approaches including documentation
    • Participate in problem-solving efforts and document results
    • Create and edit project documents within the IVD product development framework
  • Laboratory Maintenance and Compliance
    • Complete and document required training
    • Participate with larger R&D team in instrument maintenance
    • Work with Quality Manager to prepare for periodic internal and external quality audits

Job Requirements :
Education and Experience: Bachelors / Masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry, mass spectrometery or related field. Assay development experience in a commercial (non-academic) environment and experience with documentation in a diagnostic or pharmaceutical industry is a plus. Previous experience with mass spectrometry preferred.

Other Requirements: Requires excellent organizational, written, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to think out of the box. Can work with others at all levels across a matrix organization demonstrating a collegial and productive manner. Must have good data analysis and writing skills. Exhibits strong bias for action and results orientation.