Job: Principal Scientist, Altasciences Preclinical Services, Everett, WA

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Principal Scientist
Job location:
Everett, WA 98203 United States

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Job Description

Everett, WA, USA Req #1096

Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.

Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Our next Principal Scientist will provide technical and scientific expertise as well as leadership in their area of scientific expertise. Responsible for training assigned personnel within their area of expertise as necessary. Ensure functional area is operating in full compliance to GLP requirements, protocols, and SOPs. Oversees and approves SOP creation and revisions for the functional area. Oversees method testing project plans and reports for assay validation and sample analysis methods. Communicates with Study Director, QAU and other departments proactively to ensure efficient resource management and quality data generation. Interacts with clients and works with the director to assist with the establishment of strategic direction.

• Demonstrates adherence to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
• May supervise other lab personnel as assigned
• Plans, schedules activities and resources related to preparation and execution of specimen analysis
• Oversees and reviews data to ensure accuracy, completeness, consistency and compliance
• Reviews and responds to client inquiries to assist in study and assay design
• Prepares and modifies SOPs as needed for the Analytical Biology laboratory
• Prepares, reviews and participates in the validation/qualification of new and current methods for study analyses and laboratory equipment
• Supervises and assists with analytical quality control and lab proficiency programs as assigned
• Provide staff training in relevant methods and equipment use
• Review staff records to ensure compliance with GLP
• Serve as representative for committee meetings as required.
• Interview candidates and recommend new hires.
• Provide innovative ideas and work plans for business development.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

• A Bachelors or Master's degree in relevant scientific field plus 12 years' experience; or PhD plus post-doctoral experience and 5 years work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Eight years related experience and/or training
• At least 5 years of supervisory experience
• Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office, statistical
• Language skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization concerning regulator, scientific and administrative matters
• Math skills required include, but are not limited to the ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific results
• Training needs for this position include, ligand binding, tissue culture, cell culture, sterile technique, instrument troubleshooting, and Continual Good Laboratory Practices training
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of pre-clinical and clinical development requirements.
• Handles and disposes biological and/or chemical substances and wastes in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
• Wears appropriate PPE in accordance with policies and procedures. PPE may include, but is not limited to: N-95 respirator, face mask, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, gloves, and lab coat
• Ability to work holidays, weekend, and evening hours as needed
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• Pay Type Salary
• Required Education Bachelor's Degree
• Job Start Date Monday, November 2, 2020
• Everett, WA, USA

Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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