PUCL Job#1278 Research Scientist Farmingdale, NY (posted Oct 14, 2020)

Research Scientist

Farmingdale, NY

At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart.


This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The primary role of the Research Scientist is to oversee the scientific aspects of an assay development/validation project.  


The role

o   Independently direct development and validation of new flow cytometry assays, new cell-based assays, and novel circulating tumor cell [CTC] assays

o   Exhibit scientific leadership related to the testing of clinical trial samples for CTC, flow cytometry and cell-based assays

o   Independently manage all aspects of R&D assay validations; experiments, data analysis, sponsor updates, interact with IT department, interact with operational lab, interact with PM 

o   Knowledge of basic computer programs

o   Excellent oral and written communication skills

o   Experienced multi-tasker with the ability to work independently with a high degree of quality

o   Proven track record in delivering focused customer service and client satisfaction

o   Experience in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines

o   Excellent presentation skills

o   Serve as a scientific leader within the department

o   Ability to remain composed and even-keeled in stressful situations, performing effectively in spite of shifting priorities, workload and external pressures

What you need

o   Minimum 5 years of experience in cell-culture, cell-based assays, Flow Cytometry

o   Bachlors degree in science related field required, PhD in science related field preferred

o   Strong interpersonal and communication skills, good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently.

o   Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership, and strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.

Why join us?


Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a research scientist you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to enhance your skill set. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we genuinely care about our people and their success.


ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin


Benefits of Working at ICON :


Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package.  This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career. 

ICON is an equal opportunity employer, including disability/veteran, and committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.


Interested individuals should forward their CV to:

Thomas W. Mc Closkey, Ph. D. 

Director, Global Research and Development

ICON Laboratory Services


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