Principal Scientist II diaDexus
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The Principal Scientist II in Research & Early Development reports into a Director, VP or SVP of Research & Early Development.
The Principal Scientist II in Research & Early Development uses his or her technical and scientific acumen to create and increase value for the company.
He or she is the subject matter expert for the products he or she is responsible for.
Generates valuable intellectual property, preferentially by filing invention disclosures which result in issued patents.
Functions within the cross functional development team as a highly collaborative team member by meeting commitments to the team and by empowering the team to fully understand relevant technical issues and hurdles.
Initiates, leads, and coordinates new assay designs, and demonstrates successful feasibility of future diagnostic products to the development team. Has the ability to function as Project Leader for their product (if needed).
Provides scientific support to all business and sales functions.
Communicates scientific facts and findings within the company to empower and educate coworkers and management.
Represents the company at scientific meetings and trade shows.
Assessment of new external cardio vascular markers against established criteria to determine feasibility parameters.
Manages and directs the work of up to two research associates and other scientific employees, however might also have no direct reports.
Acts based on facts, not assumptions, hearsay or non-expert opinion.
2. Scope and Impact
The Principal Scientist II is responsible to fulfill all aspects described above under point 1.2.
The scope of work is to generate valuable patents and innovative products on time allowing diaDexus to grow quickly in cardio vascular in-vitro diagnostics.
This work will impact patient treatment outcome, grow the company's product and IP portfolio. These factors will result in increased share holder value and a secure and stable company.
3. Essential Functions
The Principal Scientist II is the company's scientific "go-to person" for their product, including a basic understanding of clinical use, competitive landscape, regulatory hurdles and quality requirements for the product.
Generates Intellectual Property to protect current products and to secure exclusivity of future products.
Builds and maintains a network of key opinion leaders (KOLs) which can be used to obtain input and feedback for the product the Principal Scientist II is working on.
Interacts with KOLs to influence the scientific field and to participate in publications, collaborations, and poster presentations at scientific meetings.
Design and conduct experiments to verify assumptions about new markers to reduce risks in feasibility and early development program (early project kill or go decision).
Designs all experiments such that business value creation for the company is kept in mind. All work should either support the creation of valuable IP, address missing development aspects (e.g. a missing requirement) to bring a new product to market or supports commercial needs of other departments.
Communicates scientific facts and findings in a manner that is understandable to all members on their multi-disciplinary project team, empowering correct decision making.
Presents scientific facts in a manner understandable to the audience.
Publishes scientific papers.
Interacts directly with customers. This includes regular customer visits and interactions with the sales team. This further includes strong support of the sales team in all scientific questions and supporting them to get access to new customers.
Interacts with collaborators and business partners worldwide to transfer relevant know-how.
Delivers on time, on quality, and on budget. This includes in particular development/feasibility projects for new products.
Conducts feasibility and early assay development by demonstrating usefulness of the proposed design for final development (e.g. through the use of statistical packages like JMP). Technologies include ELISA, TIA, enzymatic and other assays.
Remains current with all training requirements as defined by Quality Assurance (QA).
Strictly follows all safety and environmental protection regulations, in particular, when working in the laboratory.
4. Education/Experience Required
Ph.D in Life Sciences or related discipline, or MS and equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years of experience in biotechnology industry
Experience in general biochemical techniques
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