Scientist, Product Development

Location:  Tucson, AZ

Position Summary:  This position supports Product Development from late concept through clinical validation and is located in Tucson, Arizona.  The successful candidate will plan and execute laboratory research and contribute to the successful completion of project milestones. Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments. Uses professional concepts and company’s policies and procedures to complete work. Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency and scientific creativity.

 Essential Functions:

  • Supports molecular diagnostic assay development from late concept through clinical validation.
  • Works with a group of development scientists to bring novel molecular assays through validation, FDA approval, and commercialization.
  • Communicates effectively and works collaboratively within the department. Leads by example as a team player.
  • Follows project timelines and manages time to ensure deliverables meet target due dates.
  • Changes gears effectively to respond to changing project priorities or unexpected situations.
  • Responsible for review of experimental designs, protocols, plans, and procedures.
  • Actively participates in process improvement activities and executes actions effectively and on time.

Minimum Qualifications (education, knowledge, skills, and abilities):


Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular or Cellular Biology with 0-2 years related experience, an MS with 3-5 years of relevant experience, or a BS with 5-7 years of relevant experience.


  • Demonstrated experience managing time and projects to meet deadlines.
  • Prefer experience with developing IVD products and design controls.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • NextGen Sequencing (MiSeq, HiSeq, IonTorrent), gene expression and multiplexed assays.
  • Product development and design controls for in vitro diagnostics.
  • Excellent teamwork across functional groups.
  • Executes defined protocols and procedures and contributes to technical reports within the unit of work.
  • Uses sound judgment and thinks through impacts of situations, options, and broader impact.
  • Ability to contribute novel ideas to solve technical problems.
  • Uses sound judgment and thinks through impacts of situations, options, and broader impact.
  • Ability to make detailed experimental observations, review and analyze data, and interpret experimental results.

 Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:

  • Weekend and evening work required in order to meet deadlines.
  • Work is indoors in a seasonally heated and airconditioned environment.
  • The position is sedentary and requires typing and the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs. 
  • Occasional travel is required.
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