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Scientist - ELISA Assay Development

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Posted: 03/28/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -032019-24453

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate will bring his/her experience with assay design, development, and implementation and become part of a team supporting the development of therapeutic antibodies.

The individual will support the group with hands-on efforts necessary to develop bioanalytical assays for both pre-clinical and clinical programs. The individual must be collaborative, team-oriented and enjoy the fast-paced, multi-tasked, and hands-on research environment of a science and patient-centric company.

  • Responsibilities:Hands on experience in designing, developing and troubleshooting methods for pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, anti-drug antibodies, biomarkers and potency assay that are suitable for use in GxP and clinical studies
  • Experienced in discovering and developing biomarker assays
  • Initiate and Manage relationships with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) for method transfer, validation, sample analysis and report generation
  • Experience in and knowledge of industry guidance for the development and validation of pK, immunogenicity immunoassays and bioassays, biomarkers and/or potency assays


  • Education and/or Experience:Minimum PhD or BS/MS with 5+ years applicable experience
  • Extensive hands-on experience with the design, development, optimization, and qualification of novel immunoassays and bioassays across multiple platforms and technologies (eg, ELISA, MSD, AlphaScreen, flow cytometry; cell based, etc.)
  • Willingness to oversee outsourced services with vendors
  • High competence in common software and data analysis packages (eg, SoftMax Pro, GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Word). Knowledge of JMP a plus
  • Proven experience working in a bioanalytical laboratory environment is essential
  • Maintain current knowledge of the field and area(s) of scientific expertise and development
  • Data review, approval, analysis, graphing, reporting and presentation to internal and external audiences

  • Competencies and Attributes:Demonstrated leadership to drive results that are needed to achieve company objectives in accord with the company s culture and values courageous, imaginative, selfless and joyful
  • Excellent organizational, documentation, and communication skills; critical thinking and the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to lead and work with others in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Analytical and excellent problem-solving skills
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