Senior Research & Development Scientist  

Job Title:                      Senior Research & Development Scientist

Department:                 Research & Development

Reports To:                  Director of Research and Development or SVP R&D

Pay Classification:       Exempt

Position Summary:      This position is responsible for planning, organizing and performing experiments to develop and refine state-of-the-art assays for the detection of infectious diseases.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct assay system development, optimization and validation.
  • Provide direction and guidance to lab scientist and technicians and other technical personnel implementing, in a timely manner, clinical diagnostic products or services in compliance with industry regulations.
  • Run experiments to evaluate new laboratory instrumentation and equipment for laboratory testing in cooperation with the equipment manufacturer.
  • Prepare technical SOP’s as required for review and approval.
  • Prepare assay validation reports and other assay-related documentation as required by FDA regulations.
  • Assist and/or coordinate technical transfer of new assays and procedures to appropriate departments.
  • In cooperation with the R & D Director, assist in the training of laboratory personnel on new procedures and/or equipment.
  • Assist Scientist or Lab Technicians in solving unresolved technical difficulties in assay implementation and routine operation, when such problems arise.
  • Provide team leadership for designated personnel assigned to specific projects by the SVP of Research and Development.
  • Keep Director and SVP of R&D informed about status of on-going projects.

Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or related field with 0-3 years industry experience or B.S./M.S. in Life Sciences or related with field with a minimum of 5 years experience in a FDA regulated industry.
  • Experience managing an R&D team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, requires excellent writing skills
  • Must have knowledge and or involvement in clinical trials

For immediate consideration, please send a resume to
Chembio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.