Sr. Scientist

Seattle, Washington

Job Title: Sr. Scientist

Location: Seattle, WA (Onsite)

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 12 Months
  
Responsibilities:  

  • Design, develop, and qualify molecular-based analytical methods, including multiplex PCR-based assays using qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, to support pipeline cell therapies.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship within a team responsible for assessing new technology, developing molecular biology-based analytical methods, and managing method lifecycle.
  • Prepare complex technical documents, including SOPs, test methods, study protocols, and reports.
  • Ensure successful transfer of assays to quality control (QC) and commercial teams as needed.
  • Establish best practices for molecular biology-based methods by intended use and phase of testing
  • Develop strategies, lead studies, and implement changes to improve existing method performance in development and QC settings to support scalability and reduce resource burden.
  • Assist in investigations and troubleshoot molecular-biology based analytical methods by designing and overseeing studies and analyzing data sets with internal colleagues.

 
Required Skills:  

  • PhD with 2+ years of industry experience in molecular assay development, or MS/MA in Molecular Biology or similar with 5+ years of related experience, or BS/BA with 10+ years of related experience.
  • Design, develop, and qualify molecular-based analytical methods, including multiplex PCR-based assays using qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, to support pipeline cell therapies.
  • Experience designing and executing experiments to demonstrate assay comparability and to determine assay performance, including the assessment of specificity, accuracy, precision, linearity, and robustness.
  • Prepare complex technical documents, including SOPs, test methods, study protocols, and reports.

About SSi People: 
With over 25 years of industry experience, SSi People has built its reputation and expertise on putting people first. Everything we do works toward delivering an exceptional experience for our consultants, our clients, and our internal team. Through a genuine commitment to people in everything we do. We have developed refined processes and a stellar internal team to deliver talent quickly. More importantly, we focus on building long-term relationships, not transactions. Putting people first is just what we do well. 

 

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