Associate Scientist Bioassay Development Job
Job Code - 1626
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Job First Active on: Monday, February 20, 2012
Associate Scientist, Bioassay Development
The role of the Associate Scientist in Analytical Development (AD) requires knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, practices, and procedures within the biopharmaceutical field and a cGMP environment. The primary responsibility includes conducting routine and advanced laboratory work with associates and team members. Another responsibility is to assist in coordinating the preparation and conduct of study protocols, data analysis, reports and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that support the development and manufacturing activities.
General tasks and requirements include:
-Plan and execute experimental tasks, obtain and interpret experimental data with minimal guidance
-Perform method development, pre-validation and validation for biological assays
-Independently carry out experiments using techniques such as, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA, and cell-based toxin neutralization assays
-Assist in preparing and reviewing presentations, protocols and reports and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
-Present at project meetings or cross functional team meetings as needed
-Contribute to maintaining regular laboratory and system functions for the group
-Assist in supervising and training others as needed
-Ensure compliance with cGMP and Good Documentation Practices
-Use sound judgment to resolve problems and make routine and advanced decisions independently
-Require good written and verbal communication skills, good team work skills
-May require work on weekends and nights
REQUIREMENTS - QUALIFICATIONS: Associate Scientist, Bioassay Development
â?¢Bachelors or Masters Degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related experience required. â?¢Hands-on experience with one or more assays and instruments: SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA, and cell-based toxin neutralization assays. â?¢Track record of achievement and sustained performance in a cGMP/GLP environment. â?¢Experience with assay automation would be a plus. â?¢Strong technical and communication skills: oral/written and listening. â?¢Personal Competencies: Self-awareness, Integrity, Team Player, Creative, and Flexible. â?¢Computer skills (MS Office). â?¢Must be able to type using keyboard. â?¢Must be able to stand, walk, sit, twist/turn, climb, reach outward, reach above shoulder. â?¢Must have good hand dexterity. â?¢Must be able to bend, squat/kneel. â?¢Must have sense of feel, and sense of hearing. â?¢Must be able to lift/carry up to 25lbs. â?¢Must be able to use phone, copier, and computer. â?¢Must be able to organize/coordinate, analyze/interpret, problem-solve, make decisions, supervise, plan, communicate, prepare written communications, and prepare transaction documents. â?¢Must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
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