Research Associate

Summary of Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for executing assigned experiments and tasks to support the development of Intuity Medical new blood glucose monitoring system.  Under the direction of senior staff, the chemistry research associate works independently and within cross-functional teams to carry out tasks related to performance testing of product, including all blood lab testing, validations and qualifications, R&D studies, material evaluation, method development, reagent formulation and stability studies.

Research Associate

Summary of Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for executing assigned experiments and tasks to support the development of Intuity Medical new blood glucose monitoring system.  Under the direction of senior staff, the chemistry research associate works independently and within cross-functional teams to carry out tasks related to performance testing of product, including all blood lab testing, validations and qualifications, R&D studies, material evaluation, method development, reagent formulation and stability studies.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in day-to-day activities of the chemistry group including blood lab and formulation lab deliverables.
  • Execute and analyze experiments and studies as needed.
  • Contribute to calibration, maintenance, and service of lab equipment and other instrumentation as well as lab supply inventory.
  • Prepare samples, buffers and reagents.
  • Summarize results and observations.
  • Maintain up to date training records.
  • Assist in the development and validation of test methods for raw material, in-process and finished good testing.
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of documentation such as SOP, TP, TR and WI according to Quality System design control.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving product performance problems and issues.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Position Qualifications:

  • Wet-lab chemistry and general laboratory skills
  • Excellent pipetting techniques
  • Data analysis skills
  • Ability to handle human and biological samples including blood.
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to work with small parts.
  • Detail oriented with good observational skills and manual dexterity.
  • Flexible and adaptable with rapidly changing task priorities
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organization and record keeping skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel a plus
  • Interpersonal and team skills

  

Education and Experience

  • BS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences or related discipline
  • A minimum of 1 year work experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industry is desirable.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.

 

Supervision:  Supervised by Director of Chemistry

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor or the management of the company.