Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

  • Senior Scientist

    Job Location US-MA-Norwood
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 9:34 AM)
    ID
    2018-1875
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    Development
  • Overview

    Under limited supervision, responsible for design, performance, and interpretation of experiments and project plans in support of the company’s product development.  Must be capable of leading a development project, including critical assessment of design and planning, conduct, and interpretation of complex investigations, and all relevant communication and documentation.  May also supervise junior staff.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the design and conduct of complex experiments in accordance with the company’s Quality System and to regulatory standards to facilitate new product development
    • Responsible for multi-department and multi-site communications required to facilitate new product development
    • Responsible for leadership of projects and/or workstreams, and preparing detailed project plans
    • Prioritizes workload to ensure that key objectives are met on time and to budget
    • Identifies new opportunities to assist with project completion, and can identify new projects and/or applications of current technology
    • Presents data at internal and external meetings to collaborators and at International Symposia
    • Ensures that research plans, reports, and associated documentation are accurate, thorough, and clearly written
    • Ensures that data is analyzed thoroughly, and that conclusions in written reports and presentations reflect the data presented, and are of the highest quality
    • When required, operate as a scientist in support of running Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories, ensuring that the Quality Management System, including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, CLIA and CAP, is adhered to at all times and in all aspects of the job
    • Work with ODL laboratory staff, Clinical Operations staff, and the Quality department as necessary to assist in troubleshooting for assays and processes
    • May supervise the work of, and train, junior staff
    • Follows all company safety policies & other safety precautions within work area
    • Work to Oxford Immunotec’s Company Values at all times
    • Regular attendance and timeliness is essential

    Qualifications

    • Minimum PhD (+ 2-4 years of experience), or MSc (+ 4-6 years of experience) in life sciences, preferably immunology. Experience with vector-borne diseases (esp. Tick Borne) highly preferred.
    • Experience with cell culture techniques imperative
    • Demonstrated understanding of the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries
    • Knowledge of CLIA, CAP, and Laboratory Developed Tests an advantage
    • Familiarity with Quality System concepts and requirements including GMP and ISO
    • Working knowledge of ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry, cell assays, and statistical methods a distinct advantage
    • Must be proficient in MS Office and data analysis

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described within the Position Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.  The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and to communicate with peers and co-workers often and effectively.  Minimal travel required.

     

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