Scientist II - Research & Development

Laboratory Opportunities
Job Function/Requirements: 
  • Assist and lead in the coordination and execution of departmental projects (assigned and/or team projects)
  • Provide technical support in the development of vaccines (bacterial and viral) and mammalian cell culture; including but not limited to antigen discovery, formulation, cell culture, process development, assay development and efficacy studies
  • The incumbent will interact with Department Heads, research team members, and other departments, for the purpose of determining needs, reporting results, providing technical support and for product development/improvement
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Conduct assigned projects, experiments or departmental activities to meet the project goals and timelines
  • Maintain and transfect mammalian or insect cells. Grow and harvest virus and perform assays like ELISA, TCID50, IFA and western blot
  • Independently lead assigned projects, set project goals and develop project timelines
  • Perform basic molecular biology and microbiology experiments
  • Collect, maintain and organize data in the form of a laboratory handbook, bench record, animal record, electronic project database, and/or production record
  • Able to work on bacteria and formulate vaccines
  • Communicate data/results to Department Head or to Scientist III or Senior Scientist in the form of written or oral reports
  • Analyze data/results and provide suggestions for next steps
  • Prepare and present data for collaborative review
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion
Nature and Scope: 
  • The incumbent reports directly to the Department Head or to a Scientist III or Senior Scientist
  • The incumbent will conduct assigned projects in order to achieve project goals
  • Maintain laboratory and equipment in order to meet project and regulatory requirements
  • Interact with lab personnel, as well as other departments within the company
  • The incumbent has technical responsibility to project teams and project goals
  • Must be able conduct project assignments with limited supervision and be able to lead own projects
  • Accountable for the accurate and honest documentation and reporting of research data and results
  • Work in a safe and productive manner with the guidelines established by policy and delegated authority
  • Accountable for complying with the Boehringer-Ingelheim/Newport Business Code of Ethics to the highest standards
  • Accountable for complying with the Company Handbook and all policies set by the Company
  • The position requires a MS degree in Microbiology or related biological field and 3-5 years’ experience working in a laboratory, or a PhD with 2 years’ experience
  • The incumbent must be familiar with the principle of veterinary biologics, research and development of biologics, diagnostic assays, vaccine production, virology, quality control and regulatory agencies
  • The position requires good verbal and written skills, knowledge of the use and care of animals, and good manufacturing, laboratory and clinical practices
This position offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Qualified applicants that are committed to be a team member in an innovative culture may submit their resume along with salary requirements

Newport Laboratories, located in Worthington, Minnesota assists veterinarians and livestock producers in their efforts to address animal health problems through diagnostic testing and production of veterinary biologics. We are the nation’s leading manufacturer of autogenous biologics.

Newport Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law