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Research & Development Scientist II (Toxicology) 

About the Organization Acutis ( is a specialized medical laboratory that complements its hard science with the soft skills of its support teams. This combination allows practitioners to diagnose and treat with greater confidence and with ease.

Acutis serves the medical community and related fields by providing rapid, reliable diagnostic insights that impact clinical decisions in:

-infectious disease

-clinical toxicology for substance use testing and medication monitoring


We are a biomedical specialty laboratory that has no tolerance for error.

A company as thorough as it is principled: dedication to the advancement of medical testing, industry-leading turnaround time, and world-class service.

Every sample we take and every report we relay is prepared with this end in mind:

to provide our customers with the highest level of certainty possible.

With a service-first mindset, specialized laboratory capabilities, and the agility to adapt as next-generation therapies evolve, Acutis stands at the Service of Science.

Additionally, building on our platform of advanced science and technology, we have introduced to healthcare professionals to Acutis Reveal™, molecular tests for infectious diseases. These new tests offer physicians and clinicians a greater degree of certainty than any standard or traditional test can. These new products offer further evidence of Acutis' passion for innovative technologies and strategies.

Acutis conducts pioneering research for diagnostic services. We employ NGS, targeted PCR, LC-MS/MS, enhanced microbiology techniques and algorithm-based software to develop new diagnostic solutions.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

The Research and Development Scientist II will perform method development and validations for new assays as well as periodic performance verification of current assay. This individual will assist with the roll out of new methods, QA activities, write SOPs, implement laboratory safety plans, train production staff as it relates to methods they have validated. They will assist with filling out all the paperwork associated with new LDTs submissions to NYS DOH CLEP.

  • Research and propose new assays to add to the R&D toxicology pipeline for eventual use in the clinical laboratory
  • Write comprehensive method validation plans including vendor/stakeholder contact information, criteria for assessment, instrument and equipment allocation, purchasing list, inventory tracking, specimen lists, daily work list, Gantt chart, cost analysis
  • Develop and optimize new and existing toxicology methods
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative experiments during method validation in accordance with NYS DOH CLEP, SWGTOX, CAP
  • Perform validation experiments including but not limited to linearity, limit of blank, limit of detection, limit of quantitation, precision, accuracy, interference, ion suppression/enhancement, stability and dilution integrity
  • Develop a comprehensive management scheme that allows for efficient data collection, data reduction, statistical analysis and data visualization in a manner that allows for
  • Maintain analytical instruments and equipment
  • Maintain reagent and consumable inventory
  • Write standard operating procedures and bench excerpts for use in the clinical laboratory
  • Provide hands-on training and competency assessments for staff members at the toxicology bench
  • Work with the laboratory directory to create and implement quality control and quality assessment programs for the toxicology assays used in the clinical laboratory.
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing laboratory assays as they arise.
Position Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Biology or a related science
  • Master’s Degree, preferred

Required Experience

  • 3 years method validation experience in the clinical laboratory or biotechnology industry

Required Skills:

  • Pipetting
  • Laboratory mathematics
  • Serial dilution
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good oral communication
  • Able to read and interpret information
  • Listens and gets clarification
  • Able read information quickly and retain it for use in processing
  • Edits work for spelling
  • Strong technology skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to learn
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing or sitting for an extended period
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Repetitive wrist motion
  • Audible recognition of alarms
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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