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Research Scientist

  1. Boston, Farmingdale, Portland, Lenexa
JR119999
  1. Research and Development
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Office Based

About the role

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations.

With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

Overview of the Role:

Title: Research Scientist

This is an on-site role in one of the following ICON Labs locations: Farmingdale, NY; Lenexa, KS; Cambridge, MA; or Portland, OR

The Research Scientist is responsible for designing, developing and validating clinical qPCR, RT-qPCR and ddPCR based molecular diagnostic assays and transfer of validated assays to the clinical laboratory.

In this role, the Research Scientist will author and/or review assay development plans, project reports, procedures, and other assay-related documentation and independently execute experiments according to project plans.

The role actively supports corporate growth and revenue initiatives by directly collaborating with Scientific Affairs and Business Development personnel and participates in client interactions as needed.  The role requires competency in basic computer programs and excellent oral and written communication skills.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Expertise in qPCR-based assay development and validation.
  • Experience working in a regulated lab a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience at the bench and 1-2 years of experience leading projects.
  • Advanced degree is preferred.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities, and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs.  In addition, our best-in-class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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