Associate Science Director, Toxicology

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Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far-reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.

As an Associate Science Director, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

The Associate Science Director will work on-site from our Valencia, CA location.

Associate Science Director, the role:

The Associate Science Director will advance technology necessary to develop state-of-the-art assays. This professional will plan, organize, and implement basic experiments to achieve this goal, and will provide scientific design and statistical analysis. The Associate Science Director will also train and provide scientific direction to scientific personnel of various levels as needed.

Job responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Scientific Director, Lead Scientist or R&D Manager, initiate experimental design for assay development.Conduct drug assay development, optimization and validation.Under licensed supervision, 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 Medical or Scientific Director (licensed) review and approval.Prepare assay validation reports and other assay-related documentation as defined by the licensed Scientific Director and Medical Director.Work closely with informatics personnel to develop computer programs and databases as required for assay execution, automation and data management.Under licensed supervision, assist and/or coordinate technical transfer of new assays and procedures to appropriate department.Under licensed supervision, assist, as needed, in the training of lab personnel on new procedures.Provide scientific supervision and guidance to research associates in the routine execution of their laboratory work.Keep Scientific Director and/or R&D manager informed about status of ongoing projects.Prepare written and oral presentations of scientific updates for presentation at R&D meetings and conferences.Maintain awareness of current and developing technologies.Interact with Academic Associates and other outside sources of emerging technologies, science and materials.Add input to annual review for research personnel supervised while working on special projects.Complies with industry regulatory and quality standards for the R&D Assay Design Control processes.Assists licensed supervisor with troubleshooting, including reviewing procedural execution for possible cause of out of control results. Carries out simple troubleshooting procedures and performs R&D problem solving experiments as instructed.
To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Toxicology or related field required.A valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or Clinical Chemistry Scientist (CCS) license, Bioanalyst or Laboratory Director License, or limited license in the area of responsibility, issued by the State of California or qualifications to obtain the license within 2 years of job acceptance.Two or more years of clinical laboratory experience (or its equivalent), with at least one year in the field of testing performed by the department/division.1-2 years' of work experience experience for candidates holding a Ph. D. degree.Proven ability to accomplish technical tasks both independently and as a member of a research team.
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