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Associate Scientist Discovery

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Job Details
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Company Name
IDEXX Distributions, Inc.
Physical Address
1 IDEXX Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092
Job Description

As an*Associate Scientist,you will be joining an interdisciplinary research team within the R&D Discovery and Technology Futures group. The successful candidate will join a team of experienced scientists at the BS/MS and PhD levels to support biomarker discovery projects. Strong skills in immunoassay optimization (in-clinic POC ELISA, plate ELISA, etc.) preferredThe Team is looking for an individual with a passion for sharpening their skills, learning new techniques *to achieve structured goals and milestones.

What will you do?

  • Plan experiments, perform data analyses.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to suggest next steps.
  • Communicate findings in both verbal and written formats.
  • Have the ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Work cross-functionally on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Document experiments and other lab activities. Prepare reports and summaries. Present results and conclusions. Maintain appropriate records.
  • Use existing procedures as well as help develop new solutions to solve problems.

What do you need to succeed?

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific field or equivalent combination of education and at least 2+ years of work experience.

A willingness to take chances, the ability to seek out learning from a wide variety of other personnel.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as part of a team.

Strong familiarity with basic laboratory bench and instrumentation skills.

Organizational skills and ability to plan work.

Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Takes initiative and displays ownership; focuses on task at hand; detail-oriented when it comes to documentation, processes, procedures, etc.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Basic understanding of various techniques: ELISA, protein concentration assays, SDS-PAGE.


This position will be based out of our Westbrook location, 50% of your time will be onsite and 50% will be virtual. Due to the current pandemic, as it relates to COVID-19, our employees’ safety and well-being are top of mind for us. For those essential employees that must continue to work on-site, we have strengthened the preventative health measures already in place with new, more stringent actions. This includes but is not limited to making space for social distancing, use of mask/PPE, sanitize workstations, daily wellness checks, limited traffic flow by zones, and consistent real-time communication.

  • Laboratory setting with varying levels of noise and exposure to various potential chemical and biological hazards.
  • Compliance with approved laboratory practices is required.

We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

Let’s pursue what matters together.


IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employer

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