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Scientist II, Biodefense and Food Safety – Austin, TX



This position is responsible for organizing, supervising and conducting daily research and development activities for Biodefense and Food Safety projects. These responsibilities include designing experiments for assay research and development, leading a project core team with multi-department team members, and supervising laboratory personnel.


Key Responsibilities of the Job:

o    Assay development relevant to Biodefense and Food Safety

o    Supervise and conduct laboratory experimental work

o    Design and construction of Controls for QC release of products

o    Be the liaison between Luminex and third parties if outsourcing is desired

o    Design evaluation experimental studies, data analysis, and summarize study results and findings

o    Troubleshooting experiments

o    Lead role in writing protocols, kit documentation, SOPs and reports

o    Provide advice and guidance to Biodefense and Food Safety and train Associate Scientists.

o    Openly interact with Director of Research to resolve critical issues and concerns affecting performance of Research staff.

o    Be part or lead of a project core team for assay development and evaluation studies

o    Actively participate in the design and development of research projects

o    Participate in design of grant and contract proposals



o    “Hands on” experience with nucleic acid laboratory procedures, preferably on Luminex platforms

o    Good theoretical and practical understanding of nucleic-acid based detection technology in general

o    Previous work experience in analytical or method validation, preferably in GLP/GMP laboratory a plus

o    Reasonable understanding of Design Control (21 CFR 820, ISO 13485) a plus

o    High level of skill at writing scientific and technical documents, as evidenced by authorship on publications

o    Learning on the Fly—learns quickly/open to change

o    Peer Relationship—cooperative, team player, trusted and supported by peers

o    Presentation Skills—effective in all settings such as one-on-ones, with small or large groups, with peers or bosses, etc.

o    Priority Setting—focuses on what is most important

o    Problem Solving— identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

o    Works well under pressure

o    Written Communications—effectively communicates in writing

Required Education/Training:

o    Minimum B.Sc. with 7 years relevant work experience; OR

o    M.Sc with 5 years experience; OR

o    PhD. with 2 years experience

Required Certifications/License/Special Skills:

o    Highly organized with proven time management and project management skills

o    Good interpersonal skills

o    Good written and verbal communication skills

Required Work Experience:

o    Minimum of 5 years experience in nucleic acid assay design or related experience

o    Minimum of 2 years in a biotech manufacturing related setting

o    Experience leading an assay design/development team

o    Experience in assay development in nucleic acids

o    Experience in a GMP and/or FDA regulated environment a plus

o    Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities

o    Experience with applying for and working with extramural funding a plus


o    Must work onsite at Luminex office at least 90% of the time

o    Travel may be required approximately: 10% of the time

o    Work is performed in a typical laboratory environment. Occasional work in a BSL-II laboratory is required.

o    Possible exposure to biological or chemical hazards.

Physical Requirements:

o    Lifting/Use of Strength is Light (up to 20 pounds)

o    Climbing on the job is required: Never--This job does not require the demand.

o    Kneeling on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

o    Reaching on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

o    Stooping on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

o    Vision (Color) on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

Please submit your resume and references online, through email, postal mail, or fax.  No phone calls or walk-ins, please.





Submit your resume online

Luminex Corporation
Attn: Careers
12212 Technology Blvd.
Austin, TX 78727-6115

 Fax: (512) 401-5496





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