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The Scientist is a part of the Laboratory Science Department. The department monitors the technical and scientific level of the laboratory and is responsible for the design, supervision, execution and reporting of laboratory research projects.   A Scientists primary function is development of methods.  They may also assist in the coordination of scientific aspects of validations and laboratory projects depending on their level.


Sample Analysis and Assay Validation

  • Provides key assay input to the research project and assay validation to ensure successful execution
  • Assay troubleshooting
  • May perform and document maintenance, trouble-shooting and repairs on advanced instrumentation with support of service engineers or other trained supervisory personnel.

Method Development

  • Develops assays with oversight of more senior scientist or manager in team.
  • Communicates with team members and management regarding project status, purpose, scheduling, problems, etc.
  • Utilizes standard approach for method development 
  • Communicates and/or participates in communication with clients regarding project status.


  • Maintain knowledge and skill in all techniques where you perform your work.
  • Provide scientific  information to help PM in the judgment of new methods and management in the acquisition of new technology
  • Assists in the training of a new employee 

Quality and Timely Work Execution

  • Legible, logical and reproducible documentation of all experimentation.
  • Develops and communicates an accurate estimate of time frame for project completion.
  • Has a thorough understanding and complies with GLP and other appropriate regulations
  • Develops rugged and economical assays
  • Performs data review of other scientists work.
  • Mentor and train staff on scientific topics.


  • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in home country language required.
  • BS requires 3-5 years in relevant Laboratory.
  • BSc in Science    
  • BS + 5 years experience
  • PhD with applicable research in a relevant Scientific field.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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