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Scientist I

Apply Now Job ID R-349582 Date posted 10/04/2019


Baltimore, Maryland

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Scientist I is required to work within a team that develops automated assays using nucleic acid isolation and real-time amplification/detection technologies. Reporting to the Group Leader/Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the design, development, integration and/or qualification of assays on automated systems. The successful candidate may also be expected to provide support in execution of clinical studies to validate performance of the assays and assemble relevant information in support of regulatory submissions.


  • Utilizes a broad range of practical techniques in molecular biology. 

  • Develops/adapts procedures to meet specific objectives and solve problems. 

  • Independent with proven ability to apply scientific principles to achieve project objectives, including the design and execution of experiments, and analysis and interpretation of data. 

  • Collects, records, reports and presents results to peers and supervisor/manager either orally or in writing. 

  • Understands and leverages published research in molecular diagnostics. 

  • Provides technical input to other scientists within Research and Development and provide support to other functional groups. 

  • Drafts protocols for and conduct validation studies as well as analyze and interpret results.


  • Bachelor's Degree required and a minimum of 1 year of molecular biology experience. Master's Degree preferred.  

  • Proficiency in a range of techniques in molecular biology including nucleic acid extraction and amplification is required. Meticulous technique in handling of nucleic acids is also required.  

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.  

  • Experience in processing of clinical specimens for the recovery of nucleic acids, together with a strong background in microbiology, virology and/or clinical laboratory science is advantageous.  

  • Experience in handling of infectious biological samples and working in a cGMP environment are desirable.  

  • Experience in bioinformatics, computer science or applied mathematics desirable.


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