Principal Investigator/Senior Scientist

Position Summary:
The Principal Investigator/Senior Scientist is responsible for method development, method validation, analysis of samples, and generation of plans, data, reports and other applicable documentation to support drug development studies according to, and within compliance of, all applicable procedures and regulations.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Ensures that project details (e.g., time lines, data, reports) are reported fully to laboratory management and clients
  • Acts as a Study Director or Principal Investigator for nonclinical and clinical studies
  • Acts as a project manager to ensure projects are kept on-track
  • Provides scientific expertise in the development of methods and method validations
  • Acts as a resource for lab personnel regarding operations of the laboratory
  • Develops and validates methods in accordance with procedures, regulations, and guidelines
  • Analyzes samples and generates data and reports in accordance with procedures, regulations and guidelines
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, including troubleshooting and repair of LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instruments
  • Works closely with QA personnel to ensure compliance
  • Evaluates equipment, procedures and techniques to improve laboratory procedures
  • Prepares laboratory technical procedures
  • Prepares and/or reviews correspondence, notifications, reports and other documents
  • Prepares documents and materials for scientific publications, presentations, short-courses and workshops
  • Travels occasionally for professional development or to represent the company at client sites, professional organization and trade show venues
  • May fulfill a supervising role for other laboratory or facility personnel

Additional Duties and Tasks Roles:

  • May perform QC review of data if needed
  • May participate in research projects for publications and poster presentations
  • May represent the company by leading webinars or seminars or by presenting information at professional meetings.
  • May provide technical training to other employees on laboratory skills, procedures, systems
  • Provides assistance to laboratory management
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in chemistry or related field plus 2 years work experience in a bioanalytical CRO or a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field plus 4 years work experience in a bioanalytical CRO
  • At least 2 years of experience in a regulated bioanalytical mass spectrometry laboratory including method development and validation, analytical instrument maintenance, data acquisition and management, and sample analysis
  • 1-3 years minimum of supervisory or managerial experience in a laboratory setting preferred
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and other regulatory guidance preferred
  • Working knowledge of complete MS Office suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may qualify the appropriate personnel for this position

Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Skills in laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Skills in verbal and written communication
  • Skills in problem solving and supervising staff towards meeting client deadlines
  • Skill in supervising personnel, to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
  • Ability to function effectively in stressful situations
  • Ability to interpret and apply agency regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to communicate with other employees in order to develop sound procedures and policies
  • Ability to travel occasionally for professional development

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting up to 2/3 of the time
  • Working in front of a computer monitor up to 2/3 of the time
  • Walking up to 1/3 of the time between departments/offices
  • Standing up to 2/3 of the time
  • Using hands to handle or feel up to 2/3 of the time
  • Reaching with hands and arms up to 2/3 of the time
  • Talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time
  • Lifting up to 10 lbs. up to 2/3 of the time
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. less than 2/3 of the time
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) needed to read small labels
  • Depth perception

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Alturas Analytics, Inc.
1324 Alturas Drive
Moscow, ID, 83843

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