Scientific Laboratory Associate, Diagnostics

PATH, Seattle or Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th February, 2015

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Design laboratory experiments.
  • Evaluate performance of prototype diagnostic tests.
  • Validate, document and train partners on qELISA and perform qELISA on site at partner institutions.
  • Review, analyze, interpret, and report experimental data and results.
  • Document experiments by maintenance, review, and certification of laboratory notebooks.
  • Lead development and writing of standard operating procedures, training materials, and other laboratory documents.
  • Lead writing of manuscripts and articles for publication of scientific findings and preparation of progress reports for submission to collaborators and funders.

Required Skills

  • Strong ability in quantitative bioanalysis using ELISA, lateral flow or other immunoassay formats, analytical and preparatory scale chromatography, ligand binding analytical techniques, or other relevant technologies.
  • Strong background in analytical chemical sciences.
  • Protocol development, technical report writing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with appropriate direction from team leader or supervisor.
  • Knowledge of basic lab safety and pathogen handling.
  • Ability to manage several diverse tasks by setting priorities and scheduling resources within the team.
  • Molecular technique experience (e.g., PCR or isothermal methods) desired.
  • Experience working in malaria endemic regions.

Required Experience

  • PhD or M.S. in Chemistry, Biology or related science field, with 5+ years’ experience in quantitative bioanalysis work, to include assay development and validation using relevant immunochemistry methods.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.


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