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Principal Research Scientist - Biomarkers/Translational Sciences

Syneos Health/ inVentiv Health Commercial LLC
United States, New Jersey, Princeton
June 16, 2022

Principal Research Scientist

Come discover what our 25,000+ employees already know: work here matters everywhere. We're a growing and evolving biopharmaceutical industry leader, which means you'll have endless opportunities to work with experts around the world and build the career you've dreamed of.

As a part of the Syneos Health team, you'll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason - we improve patients' lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn't just a number, they're our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Syneos Health

* #Syneos Health Life means we're committed to our Total Self culture - where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person's unique contributions make a difference.

* We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it - you! We value your dedication to care for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental and financial.

* We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we're able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.


The Principal research scientist is responsible for coordinating and carrying out the full spectrum of activities related to the development and validation of bioanalytical methods according to client requests and within the required timeframes. In this role the candidate is expected to translate biomarker or translational questions into actionable plans through bioanalytical analysis.


  • Independently develop, validate and optimize biomarker methods or instruct other staff to do so.

  • Drive innovation in the company's biomarker and translational techniques.

  • Process, analyze and interpret bioanalytical data and train and instruct staff on appropriate analysis techniques.

  • Find solutions to problems related to the application of bioanalytical methods.

  • Supervise and/or drive improvements in laboratory activity processes (method development and validation).

  • Write and review bioanalytical method SOPs.

  • Review scientific literature in order to guide the development of biomarker plans and bioanalytical methods.

  • Document and/or review documentation of activities related to the development and validation of biomarker/translational methods.

  • Can be called upon to assist with the training of new employees related to research and development and validation.

  • Assist in competitive intelligence by developing and testing new analytical instruments.

  • Coordinate resources to drive development of biomarker methods.

  • Can be called upon to perform all biological sample processing and analysis activities.

  • Can be called upon to supervise the work of laboratory staff.

  • Supervise, coach, and mentor scientific staff.

  • Oversee development of direct reports by setting goals, conducting performance reviews, evaluating and monitoring training needs, creating development plans, mentoring, and coaching.

  • Set priorities and schedule activities of departmental resources, implement company objectives, and create alternative solutions to address business and operational challenges.

  • Responsible for performing activities that are in compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Operating Guidelines and performing other duties as assigned by management.


What we're looking for

* Bachelor's Degree in Science.

* Relative alternate certification may be considered acceptable.

* Experience in regulatory context will be considered an asset.

* Must demonstrate good computer skills especially in the utilization of Microsoft Word and Excel and analytical software (E.g. Analyst).

* Demonstrates skills in scientific problem solving.

* English level: Required bilingualism includes communicating verbally and in writing on topics that are often technical, and writing procedures or technical reports.

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission & Approval of an Exemption does not guarantee that an exemption can be accommodated.

Get to know Syneos Health

We are the only full-service biopharmaceutical solutions company in the world. That means we bring together the best clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get medicines into the hands of patients who need it most. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:

Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

Primary Location

North America - USA-Princeton-301D-College Rd-E


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