Senior Scientist, Method Development

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 1606

Position Title: Senior Scientist, Method Development

External Description:

SUMMARY:  A Senior Scientist, Method Development adapts existing procedures for new objectives, transfers procedures, and develops new assays or procedures with minimum oversight.  They typically complete projects of distinct scope and may be paired with an experienced Method Development Scientist as a mentor.  Research Scientists may provide scientific leadership in an intensely narrow discipline and, more commonly, for the assays or procedures they develop. They will occasionally participate in the production of scientific literature such as posters, presentations, and publications.


Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Accomplish all necessary and applicable Worldwide training, including Standard
  • Operating Procedures, Employee Handbook, and Health and Safety Manual
  • Develop basic bioanalytical methods for client and Worldwide owned assays
  • Transfer and optimize client-owned assays
  • Adapt existing assays for new objectives
  • Validate assays, as needed
  • Able to quickly identify liabilities of an assay using standardized testing procedures
  • Work closely with others to ensure that methods are effectively validated and used
  • Train staff in execution of their developed assays
  • Evaluate the potential to automate assay procedures and, whenever possible, implement it
  • Perform routine chemical assays with consistent accuracy and precision
  • Participate in the preparation of technical documents, publications, posters, reports, or communications
  • Represent Worldwide with external poster presentations
  • Understand and apply regulatory guidelines when applicable
  • Document promptly and clearly procedural processes
  • Maintain instrumentation to the highest standards of performance
  • Participate in investigations as assay expert and determine assignable causes for method failures
  • Review data recognize and report inconsistencies
  • Work with minimal oversight to conduct and plan laboratory work
  • Provide regular oral and written communication of work; interface with internal leads
  • Follow Worldwide’s safety guidelines and perform tasks in a safe manner
  • If assigned, function as a lab monitor or safety committee member
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Ability to read, execute, and understand complicated and detailed instruction and technical literature to plan, perform, and direct laboratory activities
  • Must be able to work well with a variety of laboratory personnel and participate in project teams
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Theoretical knowledge of separation science
  • Fundamental knowledge of industry regulations in bioanalytical method validation; FDA and EMA
  • Basic knowledge of mass spectrometry
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative analysis and experience with its application to biological samples
  • Must be able to work with constant interruptions
  • Familiarity with corporate policies, goals, and objectives; normally acquired after three months of on-the-job exposure to Worldwide operations
  • Familiarity with various divisions of Worldwide; normally acquired after 1-year on-the-job training


  • Ph.D. or postgraduate degree preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a scientific focus, and eight + years of relevant work experience




State: Texas

Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Scientist, Method Development

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Austin, Texas US

CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide Clinical Trials is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.

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