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Quest Diagnostics

Scientist - Assoc - Lenexa,KS

Post Date:Dec 29, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/29/2017Salary:
Location:US-KS-Lenexa Job Reference:2118
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Job Description:

Scientist - Assoc - Lenexa,KS

JOB SUMMARY:

Participates on a team of scientists in the development and transfer to manufacturing of processes to purify, characterize and modify enzymes, antibodies and other proteins. Candidate will be expected to work in the laboratory.


IMPACT:

Successful performance of job duties contributes to the success of projects in support of product development activities. Impacts the ability of the project team to meet assigned goals.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plans, conducts and records results from moderately complex analysis, manufacturing, development or research experiments within a specific product or technology area. Performs laboratory experiments following established protocols and company procedures.
  2. Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results. Interprets results of experiments and makes recommendations for improvements.
  3. Works on individual assignments, as a member of a project team, or as a leader of small work groups on segments of projects. Presents experimental results to supervisor or project team members and contributes ideas to improve team processes.
  4. Identifies problems and investigates alternatives. Follows recommended courses of action. Works with team members and other Business Unit personnel as appropriate to meet department and project objectives.
  5. May assist in preparing articles and reports for publication or presentation at scientific meetings or to customers.
  6. May attend technical conferences or seminars. Reads literature in area of specialization to enhance awareness of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures.
  7. Responsibilities include supporting and complying with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices.
  8. Utilizes current field-specific core technologies and approaches to problem solving. Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline. Master's Degree (M.A. /M.S.) preferred. Typically requires at least 1 year of prior relevant experience often acquired in an academic or industrial environment with a Master's degree, or at least 2 - 4 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree. Experience in a GMP or QSR environment preferred. Experience with PCR techniques and assay development for molecular diagnostics products is strongly preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to apply mathematical concepts to problem-solving situations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance and correlation techniques.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:

None

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans /Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.





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