SENIOR R&D SCIENTIST (Cancer Diagnostics, in vitro diagnostics, IVD, PCR, Product Development) in Frederick, MD at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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SENIOR R&D SCIENTIST (Cancer Diagnostics, in vitro diagnostics, IVD, PCR, Product Development)


Our client, an in vitro diagnostics (IVD) company, is searching for a very talented Sr. Scientist to join a new initiative to propel the company forward.  The Sr. Scientist will be involved with product design, development, testing, verification, and validation of instruments, consumables, assays, and protocols. Bilingual (Mandarin)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead product development, optimization, and validation of nucleic acid extraction protocols from various clinical specimens.
  • Lead development, optimization, and validation of DNA amplification and detection tests
  • Interface with partners and collaborators to develop new diagnostic applications
  • Provide technical support to partners, collaborators, and customers.
  • Translate product and technical documents between Mandarin and English.
  • Assist in the development of SOPs, work instructions, and forms.
  • Implement good document practices and document controls
  • Review and approve quality control activities for new product applications


  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Cancer Diagnostics.
  • Direct experience with in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device product development.
  • Experience performing and optimizing Nucleic Acid Extractions from human specimens (cell-free DNA from plasma, nucleic acid from bone marrow).
  • Experience with Molecular Biology analysis
  • Real-time PCR and end-point PCR
  • Microarrays
  • Gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis
  • DNA sequencing.
  • Experience with automated liquid handling systems.
  • Experience working in BSL-2 laboratory handling human specimens.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in MANDARIN Chinese.


Dependent upon experience

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, please email your resume to with the subject line “Sr. Scientist”!

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