Principal Investigator

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and validate biomarker, cell-based, immunogenicity, immuno- and enzymatic assays for support of preclinical, clinical and product release studies
  • Work closely with clients to assure successful on time execution of assays, validation and sample analysis under GxPs
  • Design and execute experiments efficiently
  • Conduct routine analysis
  • Present data and posters
  • Perform statistical analysis
  • Write reports and prepare SOPs
  • May fulfill the role of Bioanalytical Project Manager
  • Other duties as needed

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with not less than ten (10) years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or
  • Master's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with not less than eight (8) years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or
  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field not less than six (6) years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment

Skills:

  • Ability to develop immunoassays in some or all of the following immunoassay platforms: ELISA, MSD-ECL, RIA, DELFIA, HTRF, and AlphaScreen
  • Must work effectively within team to meet objectives under time constraints
  • Ability to take direction well and multi-task
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated experience serving in a supervisor role and leading teams
  • Knowledge and application of regulatory guidance to experimental planning and design
  • Experience working in GxP environments and demonstrated knowledge of GxP regulations

Working Environment

  • Primarily office environment
  • Occasional laboratory environment
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms
  • Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, toxic materials, and hazardous waste
  • Personal protective equipment required, such as protective eyewear, garments, and gloves
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an upright and/or stationary position for up to eight (8) hours per day
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab and office equipment
  • Frequent mobility needed
  • Frequent crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including office supplies, laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies, and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 20 pounds
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups
  • Requires multiple periods of intense concentration
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence
  • Ability to perform under stress and multi-task
  • Regular and consistent attendance