Research Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Location
Ewing, New Jersey
Salary
401K, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Closes
Sep 17, 2021
Field of specialization
Analytical, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Laboratory
Job Type
Full time

Job Summary

Design and execute independent research that supports R&D projects.  The Research Scientist is primarily responsible for performing and managing scientific and technical activities, which may also include responsibility for the management of scientific staff. Ability to independently design and optimize analytical methods and ability to evaluate and interpret data.  Demonstrated broad knowledge of analytical chemistry and fundamental understanding of contemporary analytical technologies and instrument.  Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written forms in inter-disciplinary environments.  Must be able to work in a team environment, provide training and guidance to laboratory personnel.

Principal Duties

  1. Independently propose, direct and perform scientific experiments with a predefined project goal including developing new methodologies, protocols and procedures; Keep abreast of relevant literature and maintain a high level of expertise in own field; Protect intellectual properties through new patent applications
  2. Develop an understanding of R&D team goals and work effectively toward achieving them in a multidisciplinary team environment; Either assume departmental responsibility for projects when assigned or demonstrate leadership initiative in technical expertise areas to advance projects towards key milestones, as per requirement
  3. Acquire knowledge of and assist in implementing new technologies; Ensure integration of new technologies and department initiatives into daily work to enhance productivity
  4. Effectively communicate own and/or team’s work and deliver project updates to senior level management clearly in oral or written forms in the context of project goals
  5. Responsible for lab/group operation including coaching, mentoring, training, supervising and developing staff when assigned; Participate in recruiting when needed.
  6. Develop and maintain visibility through presentations and publications. Take the lead in publications and patents when needed
  7. Contribute to departmental administration when needed. Demonstrate fiscal responsibility with respect to cost of experiments, technologies, external collaborations, and travel
  8. Comply with applicable regulations and policies; Perform all work in a safe manner; Maintain proper records (notebooks, batch sheets, etc.) per relevant SOP’s

Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Degree or equivalent (e.g., Master’s Degree with 5+ years of experience) in analytical chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Ability to independently design and optimize analytical methods and ability to evaluate and interpret data
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of analytical chemistry and fundamental understanding of contemporary analytical technologies and instrument
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written forms in inter-disciplinary environments
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, provide training and guidance to laboratory personnel

Skills Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Active listening
  • Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Knowledge of technology trends
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements

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