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US-Arizona-Tucson: Senior Research Associate in Biotech

Date: 08-Jan-2013
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Research Associate, Senior

* Designs experimental plan to support project objectives. * Executes bench experiments; makes detailed and general observations and analyzes data. * Prepares technical reports, summaries and quantitative analyses. * Maintains complete and accurate records. * Normally acts independently for developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. * Identifies and implements improvements to work processes and laboratory environment. * Recognized expert across a wide range of techniques and their application. * Recognizes and documents activities for publication and/or patent potential. * May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. * Works on extremely complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. * Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. * Participates or leads cross functional technical teams such as a failure investigation or core team. * Works well in a team environment by being a productive project team member, suggesting creative solutions to problems and providing input to project planning. * Establishes interfaces across other organizational groups. Trains others in areas of expertise. * May supervise lower level personnel and laboratory operations. * Troubleshoots problems and institutes corrective action. * Prepares and presents experimental procedures and results in group and project teams. * Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.

* 6 or more years relevant experience or Masters degree; entry level.

* Knows wide range of experimental techniques and skilled in their applications. * Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. * Capable with searching scientific literature to gain general and specific information. * Skilled with use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphical and presentation.

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