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Senior Scientists conduct research for companies or academic institutions while coordinating other scientists and laboratory workers. Resume samples for Senior Scientist mention duties like leading project teams, developing research strategies, mentoring technical staff, preparing oral presentations and reports, and evaluating scientific programs. Based on our collection of example resumes for Senior Scientist, the most sought-after job assets in the field are research skills, analytical thinking, leadership, technical expertise, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Advanced degrees in life sciences are required for this type of job.

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Senior Scientist

  • Planned and led the efforts on next-generation drug-eluting anticancer embolization device development.
  • Solved the long-term product scale-up problem in embolization product manufacturing in 3 months to dramatically expedite FDA regulatory submission.
  • Developed new processes and formulations for materials and medical device manufacturing that could save production cost and time by more than 75%.
  • Led the efforts on improving drug release from biodegradable medical device through polymer modification.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Chemistry & Physics
PhD
Biotechnology
2

Senior Scientist

  • Developed automated method for reproducible emulsion PCR process that was implemented in final system configuration.
  • Provided bug reports and design suggestions to engineering team, during testing of development builds of GeneRead QIAcube hardware and software, resulting in release of production version of system.
  • Directed group of 2-4 scientists and research associates in matrix setting, developing beads QC methods and intermediate products, improving clonal amplification pipeline for upcoming system release.
  • Managed 2 direct reports, preparing and submitting research technical reports, presenting data in meetings.
  • Served as part of subsystem decision meeting overseeing clonal amplification pipeline development, managing subsystem configuration until Gene Reader system was released into production.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
MS
Organic Chemistry
PhD
Biology
3

Senior Scientist

  • Performed DOE to identify process limits through flame modeling of laser pyrolysis for the achievable nanoparticles BET surface area, XRD crystal size, and achieved 4% increase in production yield.
  • Identified material aging and degradation dependence through numerical data analysis, and improved material durability by more than 2 months.
  • Performed DOE with JMP through hands-on characterization to design and model material screen printing properties to reduce actual screen printing efforts.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Physics
MS
Physics
PhD
Mechanical Engineering
4

Senior Scientist

Responsible for development and execution of a variety of cell based and enzyme assays to support the programs from target validation to PCC

  • Developed and optimized cell based assays to support small molecule screening for diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and neurological disease targets
  • Independently analyzed and communicated data to Program teams via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Established GPCR filtration binding assays for orthosteric and allosteric radioligands. Performed mutagenesis to identify key residues critical for allosteric antagonist binding to guide SAR and support crystallization efforts.
  • Developed allosteric cell-based shift assays to quantify properties (alpha/ beta/tau) of allosteric modulators for GPCR targets
  • Developed a cell-based bioassay to enable quantification of functional plasma peptide levels to support dose selection for in vivo studies
  • Utilized label-free assays (i.e. EPIC) to understand differences in cellular responses in recombinant versus physiologically relevant cells
  • Compared target expression in 2D versus 3D cultures using primary cardiac fibroblasts
  • Developed a glucose uptake assay in primary adipocytes to support diabetes program. Decreased assay turnaround time from weeks to days by utilizing frozen adipocytes.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MS
Master of Science
MD
Doctor of Medicine
5

Senior Scientist, Quality Control

Developed new testing methods and improved existing methods for raw materials. Supervised the training of co-workers on instruments and methods.

  • Reviewed and approved Raw Materials, Oligonucleotides and Finished Products for release and stability.
  • Wrote and revised Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures for new and existing products.
  • Supervised the training of new co-workers and existing co-workers on new and existing instruments/methods.
  • Evaluated and approved the laboratory test results of four co-workers.
  • Reviewed and developed new testing methodologies for new and existing chemical raw materials to ensure quality using the GC, DSC UV-Vis, FT-IR, Coulter Multisizer, Refractometer, Polarimeter, Karl Fischer, and AA.
  • Followed cGMP, GLP, in-house safety regulations, and OSHA guidelines and regulations.
  • Handled complaints and requests for products from other departments.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Science
6

Senior Scientist

  • Coordinator of specimens: consented volunteers, worked with medical to submit changes to IRB, resolved discrepancies or deviations from protocol related to specimen collection, audited clinical site records for joint study with R&D.
  • Coordinated, acquired, managed, tracked, and screened biological samples to improve efficiency of sample use for research and development activities, as well as verification and validation studies.
  • Experienced in writing, documenting and executing studies that conform to FDA and other regulatory bodies to meet product specifications and launch of products for sale.
  • Developed, optimized, characterized, and executed verification and validation (V&V) studies for the release of molecular diagnostic tests to support US and Ex-US launches that contributed to an average 5% annual new revenue growth.
  • 5S (Workplace Organization Method) Champion for 6 R&D labs to increase productivity and process efficiencies.
  • Mentored junior colleagues in sample processing, microbiological techniques, and use of equipment.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
BS
Medical Technology
MS
Microbiology
7

Senior Scientist

  • Developed successful method for screening crystalline forms of small molecule APIs
  • Responsible for applying DOE to formulation development and training other associates in using DOE software – designed and analyzed formulation experiments for polymer-based therapeutic
  • Performed stability, solubility, and permeability studies on small molecule APIs using HPLC, LC-MS, UV-vis, XRPD, DSC, TGA, and Caco-2 cell monolayer assay in support of client’s project
  • Developed proposals for attracting external pharmaceutical contracts and reported results to clients in teleconferences and written reports
  • Supervised and trained junior associates
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Chemistry
PhD
Organometallic Chemistry
8

Senior Scientist, in Vitro Pharmacology

Area of research: GPCR and ion channel programs

  • Designed and developed a novel FLIPR based high throughput assay to characterize ion channel modulators by creatively utilizating mutliple instruments such as Echo, PlateMate, and FLIPR TETRA.
  • Established and optimized Gq-IP-One, Gs-cAMP and pERK assays to profile and differentiate full and partial GPCR agonists.
  • Developed and employed cAMP Schild analysis and serum shift assays to ensure smooth transfer of an anti-migraine program, and supported lead molecule characterization.
  • Investigated the binding sites of MRL proprietary anti-diabetic AgoPAM/Partial/Full agonists using binding and functional assays on mutated GPCRs.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biochemistry
MS
Molecular Biology / Cell Biology
9

Senior Scientist

  • Led advanced process development projects of K475
  • Established pre-screening inspection protocols for substrate and carrier quality control
  • Developed process tuning guide for DBR uniformity optimization
  • Solved oxygen contamination issue from carriers
  • Designed new carrier for 7x6" process with improved WiW thickness and PL uniformity
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
PhD
Physics
10

Senior Scientist, Group Leader

Managed staffing and customer service for the LC/GC group in an ISO environment. Manage research and analytical projects to manage workload, ensure timely completion and quality work. Identify individual development needs for the analyst and worked to address them. Perform GC and LC/MS analyses including data processing and data review.

  • Developed and initiated the LC/GC Huddle Board to manage workflow as a team, improve communication, and make issues / concerns more visible.
  • Established a biweekly meeting for the LC/GC group to improve team dynamic.
  • Initiated a training process development complete with modules, training plan, and proficiency measure.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Animal Science / Biology

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