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Westbrook, Maine, United States (on-site)
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Westbrook, Maine, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


The Rare Reagent Development Team is looking for a Senior Research Associate  to participate in the development of rare reagents for growing and expanding diagnostic lines of new products and assist in improvements of existing products.The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and agile scientist with a strong desire to develop cutting-edge products for companion animal care. 

What will you do each day?  

  • Design: You will work front lines at the bench preparing new liquid phase and solid phase reagents. Designing and performing various experiments at the interfaces of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and material science. Experimental designs will be directed at improving reagents, their assay performance, stability, and manufacturability. 

  • Experiment: You will work with small organic molecules, peptides, and various proteins. You will prepare, purify, and analytically characterize a variety of conjugates (biological and surface based). 

  • Validate: You may produce and/or test reagents and final products as well as perform other production-related activities. 

  • Document: You are expected to maintain detailed records of your experimental work, prepare presentations, and discuss your results in group and interdepartmental meetings. 

  • Collaborate: You will participate in different stages of the reagent design and development process, from the conceptual design of reagents through development and transfer of the reagents into a manufacturing environment. 

  • Learn: You will develop and maintain deep knowledge of IDEXX products and procedures, and learnings in the field, industry, and regulatory environments. You will ensure all work adheres to appropriate procedures and regulatory requirements. 

  • Grow: You may participate in conferences, webinars, and seminars to continue to develop your scientific knowledge base. 


What will you need to succeed?  


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or material science or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 

  • MS with 4-6 years or BS with 6-8 years 

  • Laboratory bench experience preparing bioconjugates, modified polymeric surfaces, and immunoassay experience are highly desirable. 

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Ability to apply statistical methods to design experiments and evaluate results.


  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. 

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team

  • Organizational skills and ability to plan work.

  • Initiative and accountability (ownership); ability to focus on task at hand; detail oriented. 

  • Ability to adapt to changes in timelines, priorities, and other unexpected circumstances. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle stress. 


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 diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 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 values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66464710
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Westbrook, Maine, United States
  • Company Name For Job: IDEXX
  • Position Title: Senior Research Associate Rare Reagent Development
  • Job Function: Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

9,000 people, one global focus - enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX – and why wouldn’t we be? When you’re working to raise the standard of care for pets, make drinking water safe for billions and keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease, it’s no wonder that what we do each day is more than just a job. There’s an energy across IDEXX that is contagious – where caring and committed people come together to make things...

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