Research Associate III, Immunoassays - Emery, CA | Biospace
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Research Associate III, Immunoassays

R&D Partners

Emery, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Contract, Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Antibody, Assay, Assay Development, Associate, Biochemistry, Biomarker, Biotechnology, Cell Culture, Chemical Engineering, Development, Elisa, Fermentation, Flow Cytometry, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Process Development, Protein, Protein Chemistry, Protein Purification, Purification, Research, Senior Research Associate,

Job Description

• This position will support the Research team efforts on developing immunoassays, mAb characterization, and biomarker research/discovery.
• This includes supporting lab activities, day-to-day bench work, participating in evaluation of new technologies, and providing clearly communicated analysis of these activities.
• The associate will work with a diverse team of scientists and will be directly involved in novel research initiatives and immunoassay development.
• Common areas of research activity could include immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and will vary depending on the needs of the group.
• This is a mid-level position with the intent of building on a strong analytical and quantitative foundation to support the group and expand laboratory skills.
• We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, team-player ready to create of next generation diagnostics.
• This is a career level position with the potential for advancement, greater independence, and scope.
• Assist in and carryout research towards immunoassay development and biomarker research/discovery.
• Perform experiments to support characterization of Ab molecules or recombinant proteins. Analyze results and interprets data.
• Takes directions well but can also independently execute on experiments with minimal oversight.
• Able to review literature and develop understanding of project background.
• Ability to integrate and work effectively as part of a team.
• Interact closely with internal working groups or other departments (technical development, purchasing, laboratory support, etc.).
• Propose and execute on scientific methods for experiments.
• Analyze antibody specificity, running immunoassays, and or equipment for routine laboratory work eg. analysis by ELISAs, Western Blot and SDS-PAGE, Flow cytometry etc and cell based or bead based assays.
• Assists in recombinant protein and antibody purification and characterization. Experience in light scattering analysis, and biomolecular  • interaction analysis a plus.
• Comfortable working with laboratory equipment and automating process to efficiently use lab time.
• The successful candidate will be able to employ a diverse array of immunological assays and analytical tools to address biological questions. Support immunological studies and discovery projects
• Due to the nature of the work, some weekend work is a possibility and must be willingly supported in order to maintain project time lines.
• Other lab related duties including: detailed, accurate record keeping, maintaining lab equipment and laboratory supplies and working with glassware support staff.
• Prepare research/technical reports, process data for presentations, documentation and / or technical drafts
• Serve as Research representative for cross functional team such as Health, Safety and Environment.
• Preparation and ordering of experimental components and supplies ahead of experimentation and as requested.
• Travel may be required.


• 6-9 years research experience in a laboratory setting and pharmaceutical/ biotech experience a plus.
Immunology work experience and theoretical and working knowledge of scientific principles with critical analytical skills
• Strong technical experience in various immunoassays/techniques including ELISA, Western blot, flowcytometry/FACS and fluorescence-cell based or bead based assays etc.
• Strong skills in immunoassay development. Experience in assaying from serum/plasma and/or whole blood with working knowledge on screening and diagnostic assay principles highly desirable.
• Reliability for executing extended scientific protocols. Strong ability to analyze, interpret and present scientific data.
• Excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Good presentation skills and able to articulate findings to various levels to management.
• Trouble shooting skills required. Willingness to learn, develop or adopt new experimental skills as needed is essential.
• Excellent knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in research and analytical software and other applications is plus.
• Previous co-authorship on scientific journal articles/ patents a plus.
• Strong quantitative data analysis skills extending beyond excel is a plus.
• Preference will be given to applicants with technical and quantitative skills in addition to basic bench skills.

• Minimum Bachelor s degree and or Master s degree preferred in Biology or specific life science disciplines such as Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or other closely related fields.

Ph.D.s need not apply, thank you

**Local Candidates Strongly Preferred