Posted by Burton on May 17th, 2018  ⟩  0 comments

Position: Senior Scientist (Click to Apply)

Employee Type: Full-Time

Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Company Overview

Lee Biosolutions is a 40+ year old, family-owned manufacturer of high quality native proteins, enzymes, antigens and biochemicals for the research, life science and in vitro diagnostic industry. Lee Biosolutions products are used in controls/calibrators, standards, cell culture media, immunogens for antibody manufacturing, enzymatic substrates and APIs, among others.

When joining Lee Biosolutions, you are choosing to join an innovative and dynamic organization with a long-term vision and commitment to its employees and their future. We look for candidates who have confidence and motivation, in addition to planning, organization and problem-solving skills. Candidates can expect to be a part of a winning workplace culture, which includes elements of respect, trust, pride, and camaraderie.

Job Summary

The Senior Scientist provides technical and scientific leadership to support new product development, troubleshooting and optimization of process and analytical methods, and technical communications with customers and suppliers. Senior Scientists are expected to operate independently and within small groups, identify and implement new methods, equipment, and technologies and must effectively perform the following duties:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. New product development: evaluates published literature and provides technical and economic analysis of product feasibility, performs experimental work to develop, optimize, scale up, and validate new production or analytical procedures, creates documents (SOPs, protocols, reports) needed for implementation of the new processes, trains employees in correct performance of the new processes.

2. Troubleshooting and optimization: evaluates customer feedback, company experience, and published literature to understand the nature of the problem, develops and tests potential solutions, implements solutions by revising documents and training affected employees.

3. Technical communications: reviews and answers scientific and technical questions from customers, communicates with suppliers regarding technical issues, prepares technical content for data sheets, applications notes, and the website, prepares papers for publication in trade and scientific journals, prepares patent applications.

4. Identification and implementation of new technology. Reads scientific and trade journals, communicates with suppliers and sources of new technology, attends seminars, webinars, and other presentations to identify new methods, equipment, and technologies.

5. Assists other employees as necessary. Examples include protein purification and analysis, calibration and preventive maintenance of equipment and facility, and filling of orders.

6. Assures that all work is properly recorded and signed off in lab notebooks, batch records, worksheets, or other appropriate documents.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


It is expected that this individual is task and results-orientated, staying within the outline of project budget and time constraints to successfully complete work. Scientists are to generally operate independently and in small groups, providing leadership to developing scientific staff and the organization as a whole.


PhD from an accredited college or university plus at least two years’ experience or master’s degree with at least seven years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, a lab coat, safety glasses or goggles, a face shield, a respirator or other equipment necessary for safe performance of the job requirements. The employee may be required to wear gloves, gowns, hairnets and other clothing to ensure product integrity.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Able to use routine chemistry formulas.

Equipment Used

Personal computer Lyophilizers Multi-well plate reader
pH/conductivity meters Chromatography columns Chromatography systems
Pipettes Pumps Fraction collectors
Balances Spectrophotometers UV monitors
Centrifuges Ultra-filtration/diafiltration equipment Clinical analyzers
Mixers Electrophoresis/blotting equipment Homogenizer
Laminar flow hood

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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