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Biochemist, Sr/PhD

Newark, Delaware
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Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Laboratory Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 226068
Primary Location: United States-Delaware-Newark
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: No

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

 With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers’ needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.

 For more information, please visit:  http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthineers


Job Description:

Senior Technical Team Lead/Senior Biochemist
 
Position Overview:
 
The Senior Biochemist position involves the development and/or qualification of in vitro clinical chemistry and/or immunoassay diagnostic products. Commercial Product Support works closely with representatives from other functions to re-design, develop, transfer, verify and validate a new or revised product. This position reports to a Director of Assay Development.
 
Responsibilities:
 
A candidate for this position would have responsibility for:
• Leading the re-development and/or qualification of assay products for clinical chemistry or immunoassay systems
• Leading or participating in design control regulated activities such as risk management, design verification, design change, process characterization and validation
• Representing Commercial Product Support in cross-functional meetings and discussions
• Guiding the work of 1-2 biochemists
• Writing plans, protocols and reports
• Troubleshooting technical problems
 
Required experience, education and knowledge/skills:
• Background in Biochemistry, Chemistry or the Biological Sciences
• Team player with the ability to take initiative
• Required knowledge, skills or expertise: o Leadership
• Effective verbal and written communication skills 
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint experience
• Flexibility to change priorities to meet business needs
•  Statistical analysis
• Broad chemistry/biochemistry knowledge of buffer systems, enzymes, surfactants, preservatives
• Working with bio-hazardous materials
• No travel required
 
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience Preferred, but not required experiences include:
 
• Experience with assay systems and evaluation of assay performance
• Experience as a technical lead for assay development projects
• Experience working under FDA 21CRF820.30 and ISO 13485
• Training in design of experiments and six sigma techniques
 
Education:
Requires Ph.D or 2-5 years relevant industry experience in Life Sciences, Medical Devices or Diagnostics Knowledge and Experience: Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge of field of specialization through successful completion of moderately complex assignments. Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates knowledge of organization's business practices and issues. Typically 2-5 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable. Direction of Others: Provide technical guidance for 1-2 biochemists. Key Working Relationships: Primarily intra-organizational contacts.
 
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