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Scientist in Tucson, AZ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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    Tucson, AZ
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Job Description

**For immediate consideration please send a copy of your updated resume to with 'Scientist Oro Valley. AZ' in the subject line**


  • Responsible for initiating, directing and executing scientific research, development and manufacturing process strategies to support new and existing products.
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems.
  • Plans and executes laboratory research.
  • Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories.
  • Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences.
  • Serves as an in-house and outside consultant.
  • May act as a spokesperson for corporate scientific affairs and advise top management.
  • Participates in development of patent applications.
  • Promotes and participates in the professional development of scientists and laboratory facilities.
  • Uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of product or process principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.
  • Conducts research and development activities for products, methods and/or processes.
  • Projects are assigned with defined scope and goals.
  • Direction is provided by more senior scientists, management or project leader.
  • Participates in efforts to define new components, products or processes and identify technical challenges.
  • Makes suggestions to improve work processes.
  • Creates potentially patentable components for systems, reagents or processes.
  • Plans and executes assigned projects; utilizes thorough technical and theoretical understanding of numerous techniques.
  • Analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions and provides/implements process or document improvements.
  • Applies advanced scientific knowledge to projects.
  • Executes experiments; participates in experimental design.
  • Utilizes DOE where appropriate.
  • Participates in cross functional technical team activities.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Participates in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations of project results to own or other groups.
  • Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


  • Ph.D. degree in Science, entry level, or Master's degree with 3+ years, or Bachelors with 8 years relevant experience. If degree is in a non-scientific field Executive Committee approval is required
  • Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Strong understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce reports and documents.
  • Previous experience with the company is a big plus.
  • Experience with Tissue Diagnostics.
  • Strong follow up skills (get new requests for help every day).
  • Experience with Medical Device or Pharma regulations (will be responsible for handling exception events ie. testing failures).

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.