Albert’s Executive Search is partnered with a leading BioTech company in Buffalo, NY to add a senior scientist to their team. We are Seeking a Senior Scientist with a background in microbiology, specifically relating to biofilms. The Senior Scientist works with other scientists, engineers, and individuals supporting quality control, product development & testing. They create experimental designs, develop new protocols, and conduct data analysis as part of a laboratory team. Additionally, the Scientist will collect and report experimental results. The role functions as part of the Research Department in a BSL2 laboratory.


  • Participate in hands on electrochemical and microbiological research for product development
  • Independently research, design, and execute experiments
  • Perform sample preparation for imaging
    • SEM, confocal, live/dead
  • Maintain a highly detailed and reliable laboratory notebook including real time documentation of test protocols and data collection
  • Assemble, prepare, label, and dispense products or materials
  • Proper handling of biohazardous waste
  • Analysis of data and development of new work instructions and protocols
  • Propel research forward by staying up to date on recent literature, and publishing new data
  • Present research to executive leadership


  • Minimum of 7 years related scientific/technical experience with a master’s degree in microbiology, biomedical engineering, or biomedical sciences equivalent. PhD preferred.
  • Track record of publications in the desired field of study
  • Experience with SEM and confocal imaging techniques 
  • Background in biofilm research
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated technical skills and scientific expertise in experimental design and troubleshooting
  • Maintain professional demeanor
  • Proven ability to maintain positive relationships with people at all levels of an organization
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; and Internet applications
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Effective management of workload with minimal direction
  • Capable of maintaining confidentiality