Senior Research Scientist & CRO Coordinator

Posting Details

Job Title Senior Research Scientist & CRO Coordinator Posting Number 2415 Position Number D99397 Minimum Salary Commensurate with experience Employee Group Professional Full/Part Time Full Time Temporary/Continuing Continuing 52 or 36 weeks 52 FLSA Status Exempt Suggested Starting Date 03/01/2021 Usual Hours of Work Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Department Life Sciences
Position Duties and Responsibilities


Performs duties necessary to oversee the STLCC non-profit biotechnology contract research organization ( CRO ), including oversight of contracted research projects, laboratory management, giving direction to student interns, and quality control/assurance and document control. With the District Director, this position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining business partnerships for developing student internship opportunities, accessing industry instructors, supporting grant proposals, and securing equipment and supply donations. Finally, this position collaborates with the biotechnology program coordinator as requested to provide industry expertise or connections.


• Oversees the day-to-day activities of a molecular/cellular/analytical chemistry research laboratory.
• Collaborates with company scientists to plan and conduct research projects and cultivates new industry partnerships for laboratory space and equipment use agreements. Works with legal counsel to set up contracts for independent research and laboratory use.
• Develops and maintains the budget for the Contract Research Organization and the individual research projects undertaken by the CRO .
• Maintains multiple contracted research projects using biotechnology student interns of various backgrounds and skill sets.
• Provides direction to high school and college interns.
• Performs normal supervisory functions: trains, instructs, and assigns work to project staff; recommends transfers, promotions, wage increases, and terminations; arranges for help; explains and enforces College policies, safety rules, and regulations; and evaluates performance.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a science field with three years’ experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a a science field with seven year’s experience.

Must have molecular laboratory experience within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in analytical chemistry research is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants, the position will be based:

Center for Plant and Life Sciences
BioResearch and Development Growth ( BRDG ) Park
1005 North Warson Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63132

Open Date
(mm/dd/yyyy) 01/05/2021 Closing Date
(mm/dd/yyyy) 01/19/2021 Open Until Filled No Quick Link Affirmative Action Statement

St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Special Instructions Summary

If the position requires transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc., please upload this information in order for your application to be considered further.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please share with us how you learned of this position
    • STLCC Website
    • Networking (friend/relative/colleague)
    • LinkedIn
    • Glassdoor
    • Missouri Career Centers
    • Other (please specify)
  2. * If Other please specify here

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your association with businesses and working units within the life science community.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience and time spent in biotechnology and related fields.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience in analytical chemistry.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Unofficial Transcripts

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