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Senior Scientist

Bothell, Washington State
Closing date
Jun 9, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biotechnical, Organic
Work Function
Development-Process, Laboratory, Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details


Performs process development, scale up and production of new and existing chemical products and key intermediates. This requires in-depth knowledge of organic synthesis, solid-phase chemistry, nucleic acid and phosphoramidite chemistry, quencher and fluorescent dye chemistry and associated analytical methods.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produces needed quantities of chemical products and key intermediates according to customer demands.
  • Develops improved, optimized, cost effective and scalable processes for new and existing chemical products and key intermediates.
  • Writes and maintains SOPs and batch records for the developed processes.
  • Assists in monitoring and maintaining of the chemical products and key intermediates inventory.
  • Supports oligo manufacturing with chemical intermediates when needed.
  • Interacts with other departments to solve product or project problems and suggests improvements.
  • Constructs and manages timelines for completion of milestones in areas of responsibility.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data obtained from laboratory tests, interprets results and identifies problems.
  • Maintains project documentation in accordance with internal company and external regulatory requirements.
  • Conducts literature reviews, summarizes data and presents results for application to current or future projects.
  • Performs all laboratory assignments in accordance with established safety procedures and applicable regulatory requirements and ensure that direct reports, if applicable, meet the same requirements.
  • Assists in technology transfer for key intermediates outsourcing services.
  • Assists in maintenance of NMR.
  • Assists with related special projects, as required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Initiative - works independently with little or no supervision; takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.

Judgment ‐ ability to work independently; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Organizational Support - follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Planning/Organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Problem Solving ‐ identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management ‐ coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget.

Quality ‐ Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Reasoning Ability ‐ ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Alternatively, Master's degree in same field with 5+ years applicable experience and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles or Bachelor's degree in same field with 10+ years applicable experience and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, strong integrative analytical skills and scientific creativity.
  • Experience in cGMP environment highly desirable.
  • Maintains high level of knowledge related to current developments in scientific field of expertise.


ELITechGroup MDx LLC provides molecular diagnostic solutions for laboratories focused on specialty testing. With our ELITe InGenius® Sample-to-Result PCR platform, our comprehensive portfolio of assays and reagents and our in-depth technical support, ELITechGroup MDx provides unprecedented efficiency for laboratory developed procedures. The ELITe InGenius combines automated extraction, PCR set up, thermal cycling and results interpretation for unparalleled ease of use and performance.

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21720 23rd Drive SE
Suite 150
United States
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