Scientist 3


CA-San Diego, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  203647

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


Responsible for a significant portion of a complex project or an entire less complex project or multiple less complex projects.  Understands the scope of the overall project in the scope of corporate strategy.  Independently designs and performs complex experiments, analyzes data and prepares reports for the sub-project in support of the overall project. May manage one or more Research Associates/Scientist 1 or 2 personnel. May represent R&D on a Core Team for a product development project.  May have budgetary responsibility for the R&D portion of the budget related to their project. 



Primary responsibilities for role:

Demonstrated competence in three or more of the following areas:

  • Feasibility - contributing to one or more of the following: the design of oligo systems, sample processing or assay formulation experiments. Perform experiments to support feasibility of software such as results processing, change to the instrument or new instrumentation
  • Assay Integration - executing experiments in one or more of the following areas: support of the ADM, sequence file results processing or other software modules required to run the assay on the instrument, experiments to test assay performance at the extreme operating parameters of the instrument, experiments to improve assay or instrument robustness and ultimately performance
  • Assay Development -executing experiments in one or more of the following areas: perform experiments and draft documentation to transfer reagent formulations and quality and specifications, perform verification and validation studies and draft summaries to support regulatory documentations
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with peers, higher level employees, and cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization; provides key support for internal and external customers, may mentor junior level employees
  • May represent R&D on a Core Team for a product development project
  • May be asked to present work at scientific meetings or write scientific papers



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Manage Execution: Conveys clear expectations for assignments, delegates enough of own work to others, monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals are not being met, continually looks for ways to improve processes, products, and/or services

• Build Realistic Plans: Develops realistic plans, actions steps and timetables for projects and assignments; identifies specific action steps and accountabilities, prepares realistic estimates of budget, staff and other resources

• Promote Teamwork: Promotes teamwork amongst groups: Discourages “we versus they” thinking, facilitates the discussion and resolution of different views; involves others in shaping plans and decisions that affect them; contributes to the efforts of the team’s work

• Share the Vision: Executes plans and develops strategies for achieving vision; Articulates the strategies to team(s) and others, Manages people in a constructive manner to achieve strategic goals

• Make Sound Decisions: Makes timely decisions based on accurate logic; looks beyond symptoms to identify causes of problems and drives team to routinely perform root cause analyses; makes decisions in the face of uncertainty; takes all important issues into account when making decisions, including impact on people




• B.A. / B.S. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field

• M.S. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field

• Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field




• 7-9 years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience. Industrial experience preferred.

• 6-8 years laboratory experience post-M.S. without thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

• 5-7 years laboratory experience post M.S. with thesis. Industrial experience preferred.

• Ph.D. with no post-doctoral research experience or 4-6 years industrial experience.

• Ph.D. with post-doctoral research experience and 3-5 years industrial experience.



EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.




Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-San Diego:USSDW - San Diego CA - Willow Ct Mfg 


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