Position Summary:

 

Lead IF, tissue based IHC Image, flow cytometry, Elisa, Luminex, CTCs based projects through assay design and development, validation, and execution in a timely manner.  Perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. Supervise assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s).

 

Essential functions of the job include but not limited to:

 

  • Strong expertise with tissue based immunofluorescent and immunohistochemistry (IHC) applications
  • Experience with Perkin Elmer Vectra technologies image microscopy analysis is a plus or competitor technology
  • Experience with Halo analysis software is a plus
  • Experience in CTC, oncology, immunology or related fields with cellular analysis is a plus.
  • Strong expertise with flow cytometry, cellular based applications, ex. Elisa, CTCs etc.
  • Experience with platform: Canto II, Microplate reader, Luminex, ACD ISH, Flowjo software is a must,
  • Outstanding skills with project planning, experimental design, oversight and advanced troubleshooting related to execution of projects, documenting and analyzing data and generating detailed reports is required
  • A team player with good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Design and perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • High quality output is essential with the ability to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
  • Work with the manager, VP to develop project timelines and track to these timelines
  • Train and mentor junior staff in techniques, data analysis and presentation
  • Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
  • Responsible for trouble shooting and correcting scientific issues/problems
  • Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring all equipment in the laboratory is appropriately qualified, that preventative maintenances are performed as scheduled by the Facilities team and that team members are thoroughly trained in the correct use and maintenance of the equipment
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
  • Work collaboratively with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
  • Monitor Product and Service/R&D related project expenses
  • Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
  • Assist with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
  • Assist with writing and publishing papers, abstracts, techniques/or chapters to maintain the scientific standard and image of the company.
  • May present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications
  • Supervision of project assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

Minimum Required:

  • Ph.D. Pathology/Cellular/Cancer Biology, Immunology, Stem Cell, Fetal Cell Biology or related fields and 3 years’ relevant laboratory experience or  
  • Master’s Degree and 5+ years’ relevant laboratory experience or MD degree with foreign country certified clinical pathologist (but qualified for US research pathology practice)  

Other Required:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and supervise technical staff
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
  • Must have the ability to organize and analyze data, as well as, prepare reports
  • Must possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad and Prism
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

 

Preferred:

  • Knowledgeable on molecular assay development for platform of PCR, ddPCR, Nano string, Illumina, NGS etc.
  • A solid understanding of current GLP and/or ISO/CAP/CLIA standards
  • Demonstrated skills in biomarker assay development in Oncology field
  • Experience supervising technical personnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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