Scientific Services Specialist

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

PerkinElmer BOSTON, MA

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PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth
and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health
Science markets. The company is a leading force in the
development, production, marketing, servicing, and
support of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary
services throughout the world.
Job Title: Scientific Services Specialist
Location: Boston, MA
Type of Assignment: Full time
Job Description:
The selected individual will be part of a collaborative
team that is responsible for delivering quality methods
to test the activity of protein drugs. The successful
candidate will apply knowledge of bioanalytical methods
and enzymology concepts to determine the specific
activity and kinetic parameters of enzymes using plate-
and LC-based platforms with various detection modes such
as pulsed amperometric detection, conductivity, and
fluorescence. The specific project scope is to develop
and implement a kinetic assay with a physiologically
relevant substrate (PRS) for drug substance and drug
product release and stability testing.
Education and Experience:
Candidate must have a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry,
or a related discipline.
Furthermore, candidates must have the following
BS with 5+ years of industry experience, or
MS with 3+ years of industry experience, or
PhD with 0-3 years of experience in academia or industry
Key Skills and competencies:
The candidate must have a thorough understanding of
enzymology concepts and hands-on experience with
different bioanalytical methods, including several
different separation/detection platforms (e.g., HPLC,
IC, spectrophotometry, and fluorimetry). The candidate
should be committed to deliver value to the team and the
organization and must possess excellent written and oral
communication skills. In addition, the candidate must
have at least two of the following three skills:
Independent experimental design and execution
Determination of steady-state enzyme kinetic
Microsoft Excel and basic statistics and graphing
Complexity and Problem Solving:
The candidate will be responsible for performing assays
and planning experiments with input from other team
members. Meets regularly with team and manager to
discuss scientific strategy, troubleshoot assays, and
review progress. The candidate will share the
responsibility of the team to deliver quality assays to
stakeholders within reasonable timelines.
The successful candidate will join a team of scientists
with numerous cross-functional interactions, including
interactions within Process Development and with
stakeholders in Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, and
Benefits at PerkinElmer
Competitive base salary and incentive compensation plan
/ Job training and professional development /
Comprehensive benefits package / Paid time off and
holidays / Tuition reimbursement plan / 401(k) with