Sr Research Associate

Location
San Diego, CA, US
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Ref
697694600
Discipline
Science/R&D, Research
Hotbed
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 Research Associate / Principal Associate will be a supporting member of the Product Development team and will report to a Scientist. This position will focus developing and screening stable vaccine formulations and supporting formulation and assay development for pre-clinical through Phase III pharmaceutical candidates, and life-cycle management of commercialized products.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provide formulation analytical development support
  • Provide manufacturing process development support
  • Train on project-specific assays (e.g. ELISA/PCR/Western Blot)
  • Train on formulation characterization assays (DSC, DLS, thermostability)
  • Independently perform assays and train others
  • Ensure compliance with GLP and other regulatory guidelines
  • Perform biological/biochemical and/or chemical analyses of product to ensure stability
  • Maintain mammalian cell lines and perform cell based assays (CFU, TCID50, Cytotoxicity)
  • Organize and manage development stability studies
  • Perform testing based on SOP
  • Write and revise GLP/GMP documentation
  • Analyze data generated independently


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree. BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical development or a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Applicant should be familiar with GMP and GLP guidelines, how to keep a laboratory notebook, and concepts of assays such as PCR/ELISA/TCID50
  • Strong benchtop skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills
  • Follow company policies and procedures (SOPs) to complete assignments
  • Safely handle BSL2 organisms (virus like particles, virus, bacteria)
  • Experience with aseptic techniques
  • Experienced in molecular biology characterization techniques (ELISA, PCR, Western Blot)
  • Experience with cell culture (mammalian, bacterial) and cell-based assays (CFU, TCID50)
  • Collaborate with others
  • Analyze results of development studies
  • Present data to colleagues
  • Conduct routine and nonroutine analysis of finished formulations
  • Troubleshoot complex problems


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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