Shire Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


% of Time


Perform/supervise development, characterization, validation of high complexity bioanalytical test methods.


Schedules/executes technical work (internal/external), analyzes/interprets data and generates reports.


Communications with external vendors/CROs


Assesses results and progress relative to objectives across projects and communicates periodically/as needed to supervisor and key stakeholders within group.


Performs data-level technical and quality review of assay results and implications/interpretation to ensure technical/scientific data integrity and adherence to compliance with appropriate regulatory standards.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of industry related experience (BS / MS) or PhD with post-doctoral experience preferred.

  • Experience developing and validating (GLP) analytical and/or bioanalytical test methods required.

  • Familiarity and experience with global regulatory guidelines is required, eg, FDA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

  • Experience in a regulated (GLP/GCP/CLIA) laboratory environment is required.

  • Experience working with CROs is highly preferred.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is essential.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Broad knowledge of the theory of operation and application of advanced bioanalytical assay methods/platforms is required (ie, enzymatic, immunochemical, chromatographic, radiometric, mass spectrometric, ECL, PCR, SPR, etc.).

  • Experience with development, validation and/or performance of bioanalytical assay methods in a regulated (GLP/GCP/CLIA) environment is required.

  • Cross/inter-departmental representation experience, eg, on project teams, is highly preferred.

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