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Tissue Scientist

Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Position Summary:

Lead IF, tissue based IHC Image based projects through assay design and development, validation, and execution in a timely manner. Perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. Supervise assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s).

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Strong expertise with tissue based immunofluorescent and immunohistochemistry (IHC) applications
  • Experience with Perkin Elmer Vectra technologies image microscopy analysis is a plus or competitor technology
  • Experience with Halo analysis software is a plus
  • Experience in CTC, oncology, immunology or related fields with cellular analysis is a plus.
  • Outstanding skills with project planning, experimental design, oversight and advanced troubleshooting related to execution of projects, documenting and analyzing data and generating detailed reports is required
  • A team player with good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Design and perform experiments, independently and accurately analyze and present data
  • High quality output is essential with the ability to build efficiency into improving productivity metrics
  • Work with the manager, VP to develop project timelines and track to these timelines
  • Train and mentor junior staff in techniques, data analysis and presentation
  • Assist in establishing and improving all procedures and required SOP documentation
  • Responsible for trouble shooting and correcting scientific issues/problems
  • Identify, update and implement emerging laboratory techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring all equipment in the laboratory is appropriately qualified, that preventative maintenances are performed as scheduled by the Facilities team and that team members are thoroughly trained in the correct use and maintenance of the equipment
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and environment
  • Work collaboratively with other technical teams in resource sharing and providing technical expertise
  • Monitor Product and Service/R&D related project expenses
  • Act as a scientific resource externally to clients and internally
  • Assists with writing, reviewing and editing contract and grant applications/proposals as appropriate
  • Assist with writing and publishing papers, abstracts, techniques/or chapters to maintain the scientific standard and image of the company.
  • May present completed work at appropriate scientific meetings and in publications
  • Supervision of project assigned laboratory staff to ensure efficient organization, quality, development and execution of project(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Required:

  • D. Cellular/Cancer Biology, Immunology, Stem Cell, Fetal Cell Biology or related fields
  • and 3 years’ relevant laboratory experience or
  • Master’s Degree and 5+ years’ relevant laboratory experience

Other Required:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and supervise technical staff
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
  • Must have the ability to organize and analyze data, as well as, prepare reports
  • Must possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad and Prism
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

Preferred:

  • A solid understanding of current GLP and/or ISO/CAP/CLIA standards
  • Demonstrated skills in monitoring cell-mediated immunity through cell-based assays, flow cytometry, as well as, ELISpot, multiplexed cytokine analysis such as Mesoscale and/or Luminex
  • Experience supervising technical personnel

Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
$77,800$111,000 USD

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