Principal Scientist

Job title: Principal Scientist

Company: TalentBurst

Job description: Principal Scientist
Woodbridge , ON
Full time Role​Purpose

  • The individual will become a key member of a group of senior PerkinElmer researchers and liaise closely with other scientists at PerkinElmer’s partners and collaborators.
  • This position emphasizes “hands on” physical instrument research and development activities including design, construction, optimization, and troubleshooting of prototype chromatography equipment.


  • Initiate, direct, and execute scientific research with an emphasis on developing next generation technology, trade secrets, and intellectual property.
  • Act as a chromatography scientific expert within the R&D team during implementation and process confirmation phases, allowing thorough conceptualization and overall design and testing of new products.
  • Influence the scientific community and market via patents, publications, and conference presentations.
  • Provide research project planning and time estimates.
  • Evaluate competitive products and new technologies from research institutions, aiming to enhance future products.
  • Work with manufacturing, sustaining, and service personnel to improve quality, cost, manufacturability, and serviceability of products.
  • Demonstrate independent and creative scientific thinking, ability in solving complex problems, and resilience to setbacks and changes.
  • Experience and ability to lead and coordinate multiple collaborative projects in a cross-functional program team environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, with strong computer and mathematics skills required, Postdoctoral fellowship is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with a proven track record of bringing disruptive concept designs from concept to a commercial product.
  • Knowledge of chromatography theory and components and prior experience is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience in design and development of chromatography systems is strongly preferred.
  • Strong instrumentation design skills and troubleshooting ability.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Proficient programming skills in one or more industry standard computer languages or firmware.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and electrical.
  • Ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks.
  • Excellent group interaction and negotiating skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and define research projects.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities.
  • Previous successful academic or work-related experience mentoring peers is preferred.
  • Proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Characteristics

  • Leading efforts in high impact and long-range strategic projects and initiatives.
  • Leading the design and delivery of new products and technology. Initiative and drive to accomplish goals with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to manage time between multiple tasks.
  • Ability to interface and work collaboratively with representatives from different departments across the company including divisions in other countries.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a large team.
  • Possessing a task- and goal-oriented mindset
  • Analytical thinking driven by data.
  • Ability to see both the small and the big picture.
  • Possessing strong organizational skills.
  • Problem solving aptitude.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Adaptable to change.

Client is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Client is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

Expected salary: $95000 – 100000 per year

Location: Woodbridge, ON

Job date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 04:29:58 GMT

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