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Molecular Scientist Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Job Summary

Medpace, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
1+ to 2 Years
Job Reference Code

Molecular Scientist

About the Job

Molecular Scientist

Job Locations

United States-OH-Cincinnati




Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries.

Job Summary

Our clinical laboratory activities are growing rapidly, and we are currently looking to add to our scientific team. The Senior Scientist/Scientist (based on experience) will act as a leader in the department and will participate in and direct research and development within the laboratory. S/he will aid in the development and growth of the molecular genomics area and will oversee the daily operations and molecular genomics method validations. The ideal candidate will have strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. This position will be a full-time, office-based position in Cincinnati, OH.


Monitor laboratory operations in order to verify that accurate, precise, and reliable data are being generated for clinical trials;
Interact with corporate leadership, scientific liaison, project management, administration, government agencies, accrediting agencies, and potential sponsors/clients to gain information and knowledge required to make appropriate business and/or operational recommendations and decisions;
Participate in general capabilities and bid defense meetings with sponsor;
Ability to troubleshoot technical issues related to quantitate PCR, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) runs and subsequent data analysis;
Ability to meet aggressive timelines (e.g., validation, database lock etc.);
Routine molecular data analysis, review, and approval of clinical reports with aggressive timelines
Develop and conduct training within molecular genomics;
Maintaining instrument compliance with 21 CFR Part 11;
Review and write Validation Plans/Reports/SOPs and;


PhD in Laboratory Medicine, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Clinical Pathology or other similar area;
2-3 years of experience in molecular assay design, assay development in a clinical diagnostics environment or a translational research laboratory.
Experience with analysis of qPCR, Sanger sequencing and NGS data is required;
Excellent record keeping skills are required;
Analytical Method Validation experience is preferred;
Previous experience in a central lab environment is preferred;
Experience with human samples is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with and influence stakeholders, both internally and externally, are required.

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.


Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.

*WARNING:Please beware of phishing scams that offer opportunities with Medpace in exchange for sending money. These scammers pose as legitimate employees from actual companies. Please be advised that a Medpace employee will never ask you for a credit card, send you a check, or ask you for any type of payment as part of consideration for a role with our company. All of our careers require that you first complete an online application and go through some sort of interview process.

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