Senior Principal Scientist - Assay Developer

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
Category Software Jobs
Job Description

Senior Principal Scientist - Assay Developer

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Regular Full-Time


Not Applicable






Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories.  The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing.  Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality.  We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.


Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA.  Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA.  Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.


Position Summary:

Emerging authority in one or more scientific/technical areas. Plans and conducts advanced scientific assignments requiring leadership and mastery of specialized techniques.


Key Accountabilities
Essential Functions:

  • Applies scientific method and experimental design in problem solving. Uses scientific expertise to provide solutions to problems which require technical expertise. Applies expertise in ingenuous and creative ways.
  • Defines mid-to-long term objectives. Implements plan to accomplish broad assignments, objectives, and is self-motivated to accomplish short-term goals.
  • Defines scope and critical elements of a project and decides approaches to be taken.
  • Assists in planning and budgeting of R&D departmental efforts.
  • Directs the work of other level scientists.
  • Maintains accurate and precise documentation. Writes reports and technical summaries and may represent the company to outside organizations. Writes technical abstracts or papers for presentation and/or publication.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of scientific literature and competitive products.
  • Defines broad scope, critical elements of a project, and selects approaches to be taken.
  • Handles broad assignments and objectives under minimal direction to accomplish short-term goals.
  • Performs other related duties as position may require.

Secondary Functions:

  • N/A

Budget Managed (if applicable):

  • N/A

Internal Networking/Key Relationships:

  • Responsible for cross-functional collaboration for technical solutions in new product development and released product issue resolutions.
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside contacts. May represent the company to outside organizations on technical issues.

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Technical leadership, problem solving skills, effective time management, team management, effective in building cross-functional relationships and effective communication.
  • Plan implementation, adherence to long term objectives, self-driven.
  • Duties require broad use and application of scientific principles, theories and concepts in field of expertise.


  • Education: Knowledge acquired through a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Degree.
  • Experience:
    • Bachelor’s plus 12 years of relevant experience or
    • Master’s plus 8 years of relevant experience or
    • Ph.D. degree plus 5 years of experience
    • Product or project specific knowledge may be a substitute for higher degree.
  • Additional Skills/Knowledge:
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Duties require broad use and application of scientific principles, theories and concepts in field of expertise.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to perform all duties and responsibilities higher than Principal Scientist level.

International Mobility:

Travel Requirements:

  • Approximately 10% of time

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis, we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.


Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.


We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors.  Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.



United States