Assistant Scientist

Concord, CA
Aug 24, 2018
Science/R&D, Virology
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Perform microbiological assays, including under GLP conditions, using a variety of human and non-human pathogens in the presence of blood components. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, either independently or as a team member; including experiments for product claims and regulatory submissions.
  • Work with various viruses in BSL-2+ environments.
  • Prepare and manipulate various blood products including plasma, platelets and red blood cells.
  • Develop, optimize and qualify or validate viral enumeration assays.
  • Perform and appropriately document GLP and notebook studies.
  • Act as principal investigator in conducting experiments.
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.
  • Analyze data and results for research experiments as well as GLP studies.
  • Prepare final reports, study plans, etc., necessary for multiple projects.
  • Prepare and present experimental results in appropriate forums.
  • May present at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.
  • May provide expertise on project teams, including contribution of ideas, developing plans, execution of the plan and timely reporting of results.
  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature.
  • Contribute to project progress within his/her scientific discipline.
  • May mentor or provide guidance to other personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 


  • Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline with minimum 5 years of experience, or
  • Masters degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience working with viruses desirable.
  • Experience working with human blood products desirable.
  • Experience working in a GLP or other regulated environment desirable.
  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong mathematics skills.
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, scientific and graphics applications
  • Sharp analytical skills; problem-solving, trouble-shooting, innovative.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities

Good time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization)