Senior Scientist, Analytical Development Bioassay/Potency

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 07, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

The Sr. Scientist will be part of the highly motivated team of scientists and associates engaged in vaccine development and will contribute to the development and execution of in-vivo and in vitro bioassays to assess potency of vaccine products. The Sr. Scientist role may provide guidance to junior level staff.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Expected to design, implement, conduct, and interpret experiments with minimal guidance
  • Expand fundamental knowledge in vaccinology and immunology disciplines and apply this knowledge and skill to perform a variety of standard activities in the fields of Vaccine and BioAssay Development
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in cell-based assay, scientific creativity, problem solving, collaboration with others and independent thought
  • Exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for bioassays, may provide guidance to junior level personnel
  • Manage assay and sample testing schedules if required, in addition to ensuring that testing is within timeline and results are properly communicated and assimilated into laboratory activities and reports
  • Prepare study protocols, analyze data for scientific presentations and write study reports. All work will be conducted in compliance with Emergent's Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Familiarity with laboratory automation instruments is a plus.
  • Knowledge on quality and regulatory requirements such as FDA, ICH, GLP/cGMP compliance

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • PhD or Masters' degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience or BS in biology or related field with a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on cell culture and bioassay development experience
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts of bioassay development and statistical data analysis
  • Proven record of independently managing the cell-based assay schedule and retesting plan
  • Superior hands-on and problem-solving experience in the bioassay area
  • The candidate will have strong technical, communication (oral and written), and computer (e.g., MS Excel) skills
  • The candidate should have experience with leading laboratory personnel
  • Excellent organizational ability and working well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment is required

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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