Senior Immunoassay Scientist, Method Development

Location
Research Triangle Park, NC
Posted
Jul 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execution of ELISAs, cell-based assays and other immunoassay techniques as required in a BSL2 lab under direction of project leader.
  • Learn and perform required laboratory techniques using novel and established protocols and Standard Operation Procedures under the direction of project leader.
  • Perform assays under direction of the project leader.
  • May act as project leader depending on experience/training level.
  • Sample accessioning/handling according to SOP using LIMS system, as required.
  • Perform data analysis, upload run data/results to LIMS system with assistance of project leader.
  • Preparation of stock buffers.
  • Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples as directed.
  • Aliquot standards, controls, control matrices and other reagents as required.
  • Accurately dispense proprietary/commercial compounds for the preparation of reference material and assay reagents according to direction of project leader or designee.
  • Responsible for documentation of all project work in appropriate laboratory notebooks according to Q² Solutions and GLP procedures and processes.
  • Prepare and review run binders and notebooks and other project-related documentation with assistance.
  • Assist in changes in Standard Operating Procedure for modifications of existing processes.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and adapt efficiently to program changes.
  • Production of quality data and documentation in adherence to timelines and maintenance of GLP functions in the lab.
  • Responsible for ordering and stocking of laboratory supplies as directed.
  • Maintenance of MSDS and chemical inventory as needed.
  • Maintenance of Calibration certifications and CoA files.
  • Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation as directed.
  • Monitor laboratory systems as directed.
  • Routine safety inspections as directed.
  • Maintain personal training file and assist in training of other technical staff if needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Technical knowledge of serological immunoassay techniques, instrumentation, sample handling and preparation, and data analysis.
  • Technical knowledge in key areas of cell-culture and cell-based immunoassays.
  • Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
  • Ability to optimally maintain long-term culture as needed
  • Ability to assist with the development of cell-based assays
  • Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of client samples
  • Ability to follow scientific directions and work in a team
  • Ability to complete documentation per GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements
  • Ability to adhere to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
  • Experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
  • Understanding of development/validation of methodology
  • Ability to work to objectives/timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related field with 1 year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Ability to lift-up to 40lbs
  • Regular standing and sitting for extended periods of time