Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Research Scientist in RTP, North Carolina

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.

We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.

Senior Associate Research Scientist II / Research Scientist

This position is in the BioAnalytics Analytical Research group. The selected candidate will be responsible for independently designing and executing analytical methods for new projects and for investigations of licensed products. The incumbent will be expected to work effectively under general supervision and contribute to the team effort to support R&D projects. The ability to analyze and interpret data is essential. Presentation of data to and participation on cross-functional teams are required. Additional tasks associated with laboratory support will be requested as needed. The analyst may participate in development and validation of new analytical techniques following cGMP.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. The candidate will perform routine to technically more diverse testing and analysis with minimal assistance using modern instrumental analytical techniques including but not limited to Circular Dichroism, Capillary electrophoresis, chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, GC, IC), Multi angle light scattering, Field Flow Fractionation, Particle analysis, Gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, Isoelectric focusing, and FT-IR.

  2. The candidate will be involved in the development and qualification or validation of analytical methods.

  3. The candidate is expected to identify analytical techniques in the literature and adapt them for use in our laboratory and to develop new methods for analyte identification and quantification.

  4. The candidate will perform accurate technical/GXP review of other operators work and can interpret/ understand trends in data.

  5. The candidate will perform data analysis and publish reports.

  6. The candidate must have strong scientific understanding of the test methods being performed as well as the intermediates/products being tested


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with proficiency. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Senior Associate Research Scientist II / Research Scientist requires a BS with 5-6 + years or an MS with 3+ or a PhD with 0-2 year’s relevant experience.

  2. The candidate must have experience in the use of modern instrumental analytical techniques, including but not limited to Circular Dichroism, Capillary electrophoresis, chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, GC, IC), Multi angle light scattering, Field Flow Fractionation, Particle analysis, Gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, Isoelectric focusing, and FT-IR.

  3. The candidate must be able to recognize when to modify a standard approach to be more effective and incorporates new technology when appropriate. Frequent communication with personnel from other departments is often necessary to fulfill project assignments.

  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

  5. Self-starter with strong work ethics and the ability to exercise good judgment.

  6. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  7. Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

  8. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.

  9. Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

  10. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.

  11. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Work is performed in a clinical and/or a laboratory environment; exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms, exposure to electrical office equipment, and exposure to chemicals. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits and bends neck for 4-6 hours per day. May stand and twist neck for 2-4 hours per day. Occasionally walks, bends and twists waist and squats. Frequent hand movement with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Moderate lifting of 15-30lbs. with a maximum lift of 35 lbs. May reach above and below shoulder height. Color perception/discrimination, near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Frequently works with diverse groups to obtain consensus on complex issues. Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.

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