Senior Associate, AD

San Diego, CA, US
Apr 16, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
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 Analytical Development group at Emergent BioSolutions in San Diego, is looking for a Senior Research Associate to work together with Scientists and Senior Scientists to achieve company vaccine development objectives.

The RA will be involved in execution of bench work that is designed together with senior staff to define the functional characteristics of vaccine products and will be trained to execute GMP assays.

The candidate must have basic laboratory skills and is expected to collaborate with others to overcome challenges. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and data recording skills. All personnel working in the lab is expected to maintain laboratory cleanliness and perform preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment per established procedures.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Execute binding assays (like ELISA, BLI and Gyrolab), SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, qPCR to support the characterization of the target analyte.
  • Execute Tissue culture of hybridoma cell lines.
  • Learn and execute cell-based bioassay as necessary.
  • Record in detail the executed experiments to be used in support of assay development.
  • Some experience with following SOPs and comply with cGMPs is a plus.
  • Able to make scientific calculations to prepare buffers and dilutions.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Familiar with basic statistical analysis, keep accurate records of data generated, compiles data tables, and prepares results for review.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures.
  • Present data and communicate challenges and findings to internal supervisors.

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Immunology or Chemistry or closely related scientific discipline with 3-5 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with a minimum of 3 year of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with working in the lab and handling pipettes and instrumentations.
  • Lab experience in making buffers and executing basic experiment required.
  • Requires good technical writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate with senior staff

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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