Research Scientist

  San Angelo, TX,  United States |  Full-time regular

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Posting Date :  2023-09-11

Job Identification :  56

Department  :  Research & Development

Role Summary:

The Research Scientist is responsible for providing technical support and input within assigned projects, studies and research reports and submissions managed within the Vaccine Research Development – San Angelo group at Bimeda Biologicals Inc. in the development of USDA approved products.

Key Role Specific Responsibilities:


·         Participate and provide technical support and input in the development of field trials, protocols and final reports in accordance with current USDA guidelines. 

·         Prepare/Review R&D related documents intended for submission to USDA for accuracy/consistency.

·         Identify and recommend any needed equipment and materials for vaccine development.

·         Track the progress, costs, and timelines of all projects so that updates can be easily viewed outside of R&D.

·         Evaluate new disease antigens for inclusion into product line.

·         Oversee operation of R&D equipment.

·         Interface with USDA compliance officers during facility inspections as required.

·         Work with Commercial department to provide technical input, and potential writing, of technical information used in the field.

·         Speak at industry events that are science or R&D based where experience and science background would support

·         Interface with customers on a as needed basis to support the vaccine products and the science behind the products

·         Design, write and review protocols for vaccine clinical studies

·         Coordinated with CRO’s for planning and execution of vaccine clinical studies

·         Present clinical study data to internal team members and corporate leaders.

·         Development of new vaccine candidates to expand company’s portfolio of autogenous vaccines

·          Support the transfer and training of various vaccine production processes and assays related to new products.

·         Design, trouble shoot, and execute cell based and immunological assays in support of vaccine development

·         Grow and maintained multiple cell lines and viral cultures

·         Interface with the USDA as needed to support R&D projects

Key and Core Competencies:

  • ANALYTICAL THINKING/PROBLEM SOLVING - is the ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from various sources and then tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Ability to identify and separate the key components of problems and situations.  Ability to interpret information from a range of sources to spot patterns and trends in information and to deduce cause and effect.
  • ENGAGEMENT, DRIVE AND EMPOWERMENT - The ability to convey confidence in employee’s ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority to engage employees; allowing employees freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
  • FOSTERING COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK- is the ability to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor; the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together. Builds partnerships for global performance. Respects others.
  • INTEGRITY/PERSONAL CREDIBILITY – Demonstrated ability and concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • RESULTS ORIENTED – The ability to focus on the desired result of one’s own department’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.

Essential Requirements:


  • Master’s Degree required
  • Working knowledge of laboratory microbiology (including immunology, bacteriology, virology, and molecular biology) as it relates to cattle infectious disease required.
  • Working knowledge of Cattle production operations (Feedlot, Dairy, Ranch/Farm) required.
  • Commercial company background including regulatory and clinical experience related to USDA licensed veterinary biologics preferred.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong math and computer skills (including MS Office).
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant USDA industry guidelines.
  • Strong understanding of analytical instruments (how they work, how to maintain/repair them, how to use the software, etc.)
  • Some supervisory training preferred.


  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally with all other departments and builds trust through active collaborations.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities.
  • Positive can-do attitude and willingness to be flexible when project priorities change.


  • Good command of the English language.  Fluent in any other languages a plus.

Desirable Skill and Experiences:



  • PhD or DVM preferred

About Us

Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than eighty countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.






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