We are seeking a Senior Associate Scientist to join the R&D Product Support team where the candidate will perform a variety of scientific activities to support the current and future Catalyst product portfolio. The role provides a chance to participate on a technically focused team whose work directly affects our customers. The successful candidate will execute experiments and/or follow standard protocols at the laboratory bench to inform decisions or recommendations. Uses knowledge to analyze, interpret or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances. Communicates and presents to colleagues. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills as well as familiarity with an industrial laboratory setting. To be successful in this role the candidate should be highly motivated, detail oriented, and excel in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment. They will also be expected to consistently apply discretion and sound judgement towards the work they undertake. Degree of complexity and autonomy is dependent on level of experience.
What will you do?
Prepares materials, performs experiments, gathers data, carries out analysis and reaches conclusions. May also design experiments.
Documents experiments and other lab or production activities. Prepares reports and summaries. Presents results and conclusions. Maintains appropriate records.
Work independently and cooperatively as part of a team and work cross-functionally on multi-disciplinary projects.
Prepare and communicate presentations, results, and conclusions, both verbal and written, to key stakeholders and team members.
Collaborates and communicates with colleagues and others in related areas to provide work support, exchange information and ensure efficient processes.
May produce and/or test reagents and final products and perform other production-related activities.
Maintains knowledge of products and procedures, developments in the field and industry and regulatory environment. Adheres to appropriate procedures and regulatory requirements.
Orders and maintains equipment and work area.
What do you need to succeed?
Bachelors degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. FMEA (Change Effect Assessment) experience a plus.
Minimum of 3 years laboratory bench and instrumentation experience required, with understanding of biological and chemical principles and concepts as they relate to commercial products.
Adaptable with an ability to multi-task and adjust priorities as necessary.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to maintain accurate and clear documentation.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
Goal and detail oriented with organizational skills and ability to plan work.
Takes initiative and is accountable (shows ownership); focuses on task at hand.
Ability to work well under pressure and handle the stress of deadlines.
Proficient with MS Office. Familiarity with JMP or other statistical software a plus.
We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people.
So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.
Let’s pursue what matters together.
IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.