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Research Associate, Analytical Testing

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, California

Post Date: 07/05/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-19457 Industry: Bioanalytical - Scientific
DUTIES:
  • The Associate Scientist II - ANALYTICAL provides scientific and technical assistance in the technical development (TD) or manufacture of recombinant proteins, specifically in the area of analytical assay development and execution.
  • This role performs laboratory-based analytical testing or studies in support of TD studies and QC/Manufacturing investigations, and assists in assay improvement, development, and qualification studies.
  • Executes laboratory-based analytical testing, analyzes results, participates in assay improvement, development, and qualification activities with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • With minimal supervision, writes procedures or technical reports that include data interpretation.
  • Assists in study design.
  • Assists in the design of scientifically rigorous experiments and executes and interprets results independently.
  • Maintains laboratory facilities and equipment in accordance with company policies and industrial best practices.
  • Provides support for research and developmental studies, clinical or commercial manufacturing as needed.
SKILLS:
  • Strong organizational skills in prioritizing personal tasks to meet deadlines, and collaborate proactively with achieving goals.
  • Proficient in the area of specialization, including a basic understanding of protein biochemistry and principals behind Analytical assays.
  • Must have ability to think critically understanding and analyzing assay results and anomalous data.
  • Background in protein chemistry and experience in basic scientific laboratory technique, including pipetting skills, is required.
  • Experience with analytical assays, including gel electrophoresis, colorimetric plate-based assays such as Bradford or Lowry, immunologic assays such as ELISA and Western Blotting, and HPLC-based assays is required.
  • Experience with assay development/validation or qualification is preferable.

EDUCATION:
  • Educational degrees must be relevant to position (e.g., Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Toxicology)
  • MS or BS +3 years experience

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