Reagents Scientist

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Alere Scarborough, ME

Scarborough, ME
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Responsible for providing advanced technical support toward the accomplishment of manufacturing and product
development objectives. The primary responsibility of the individual is the production and maintenance of the Technical
Manufacturing Critical Reagent supply. Responsible for characterizing the performance of materials, processes and
products. Responsible for coordinating the work of manufacturing and/or research engineers/scientists and technicians.
Makes technically based decisions that are important to present and future products and is responsible for disseminating
the technical findings to other functional areas of the company.
Works in a team setting and coordinates manufacturing efforts based upon a set production schedule. This involves
manufacturing production solutions as dictated by the production schedule and maintaining the raw bioreagent supply as
needed to support this schedule. Responsible for maintaining Good Manufacturing/Laboratory Practices (GMP or GLP),
orderly and accurate paperwork, quality systems, and maintaining the integrity of manufactured product.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Maintaining the Critical Reagents supply
Responsible for managing product/process testing projects
Supports Customer Complaint investigation
Supports Tracking and Trending Analysis Program
May conduct original research that furthers the objectives of the company
May conduct root cause analysis on product failures, including proposals for preventive actions
Familiarity with national and international testing standards related to mechanical and chemical testing is preferred
Schedules test programs and management of workload to help assure timely and satisfactory completion of projects
Maintains good verbal and written communication skills and provides timely and accurate reporting both internally
and externally
Monitors scientific/medical literature relevant to innovative research and testing objectives
Consults with and provides technical evaluations for other departments (Manufacturing, Development, etc.)
Supports R&D/Marketing with product development and consultation
May work with test requestors to develop test programs, formulate test protocols, and choose appropriate test
equipment. This will include supervision of fabrication or selection of new equipment as needed.
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) or Masters or equivalent combination of education and experience in a Biology,
immunology, or chemistry field.
1-2 yrs experience in similar industry preferred


Alere's success is driven by a spirit of entrepreneurship, a tradition of innovation and an enthusiastic pursuit of market opportunities worldwide. Strong organic growth year after year, coupled with over 50 acquisitions over the past 5 has helped shape a dynamic, action-oriented company culture – one that values its geographic and cultural diversity while aspiring to a common organization culture across the globe.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Health Care
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