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The Senior Associate Scientist position within the Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group is responsible for the development, maintenance and testing of bioassays to evaluate the potency of biological candidates in clinical development. The methods may be used for characterization for a range of biological candidates in clinical development and process development. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and knowledge of cell culture and the development of immunoassays and cell based functional assays. Prior experience in assay validation is highly desirable, as well as any experience working in cGMP environment. Excellent writing skills, and the ability to document and communicate results to a wide array of scientists and management will be critical. Ability to multitask while working with multiple people in a team-based environment is a requirement.
Method development, qualification, validation and transfer in a cGMP environment are the primary functions. Working within a team setting, the qualified candidate will be responsible for developing immunoassays and cell based assays to monitor the intended mechanism of action of drug candidates. This data is required to elucidate structure-function and to confirm suitable quality of clinical supplies. These will be used in a broad portfolio including monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, therapeutic proteins and vaccines.