Research Associate III, Biologics Analytical Development

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 09, 2021
Ref
5363-396-NB
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar Therapeutics is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Research Associate III to join our Biologics Analytical Development.

As part of Nektar Biologics CMC organization, Biologics Analytical Development is responsible for product characterization, analytical method development/qualification of proteins and protein-conjugates for Nektar Biologic products in pre-clinical and clinical development stages. Conducts and collaborates with others on analytical issues relevant to long-term objectives and concerns. Develops testing methodologies to support process development of drug substance and drug product. This position contributes to and supports the company's research development and manufacturing to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Responsibilities

Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Under general supervision, executes on assigned tasks following appropriate laboratory/technical procedures. Reviews outside literature, develops an interpretation and may make suggestions for direction. Produces competent, reproduce-able results to a high technical standard. Makes detailed observations and analyzes data to provide an interpretation of results. Assists with the investigation, creation and development of methods, experiments and/or technologies for project advancement. Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to help solve semi-routine technical problems. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and/or quantitative analyses. Maintains accurate and well-organized laboratory records, worksheets and notebooks. Under general supervision, executes on assigned tasks following appropriate laboratory/technical procedures. Maintains current training requirements. Maintains compliance to company Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 5 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required. Must have excellent analytical skills, with significant hands-on laboratory experience in protein-protein binding characterizaion. Skills in surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is desriable. Knowledge in HPLC, SDS/native-PAGE is a plus.

Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles in the field of protein chemistry and structural biology. Must be able to demonstrate good decision-making skills. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment. Must have demonstrated problem solving abilities. Strong organizational skills are required. Good computer skills are required. Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power point is a plus. Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is highly desired. Must be willing to work as part of a team and demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

Employees must be able to lift or handle objects greater than 25 pounds to perform certain duties essential to the job function. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come into contact with chemicals or pharmaceutical agents. Employees must be able to wear a respiratory protection (filtering facepiece, 1/2 face, full-face, or powered air purifying respirator, supplied air, or self contained breathing apparatus) for certain tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to able to accurately detect color and have 20/20 vision (with/without corrective lenses). Employees may be required to enroll in a medical surveillance program based on the potential exposure to certain health hazards encountered as a result of their job function.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.