Scientist, Immunoassay Development
Our Assay Development Group is looking for an innovative Scientist to join our group. Our Scientists create a development strategy for their own developmental projects as well as the projects assigned to their direct reports, designing experiments, troubleshooting problems, organizing and interpreting experimental results and performing follow-up experiments. Their in-depth understanding of the science and technology enables them to independently drive the development and validation of assays and guide the work of others. Your ability to perform sophisticated technical tasks allows them to pursue projects that incorporate a diverse set of skills and work on multiple projects/experiments simultaneously. Scientists may supervise one or more lab personnel in the development and validation of immunoassays, showing strong decision making abilities in their area of expertise. Scientist level candidates understand the project goals and their impact on corporate timelines. They independently seek out any available background information, through literature searches, external meetings and informal discussions.
A Typical Day in the Role May Look Like:
•Designs and executes immunoassays (e.g., ELISA) independently, based on protocols provided by literature, seminars and other scientists. Troubleshoots assay-related problems with no guidance of his/her supervisor and performs follow-up experiments. Suggests modifications to protocols or alternative protocols.
•May supervise one or more Associate level scientists in the development and validation of immunoassays to support new programs.
•Routinely performs multiple assays within the same day and can work on multiple projects simultaneously.
•Summarizes and presents results to supervisor in a logical manner, verbally and in written reports or presentations. May present data to senior management.
•Independently develops immunoassay methods and writes assay validation protocols for review by supervisor and/or Study Director. May function as Study Director for assay validation studies conducted by direct reports.
•Expertly performs validation experiments, summarizes results in a tabular manner. Writes/reviews validation reports and BMPs for review by the Study Director.
•Performs Long Term Stability (LTS) studies for validated methods. Updates BMPs to incorporate LTS data.
•Reads and critically evaluates the literature in a specialized scientific field.
•Trains other PhD level scientists and other lab personnel on his/her area of technical expertise. Serves as a role model and mentor within the group.
•Communicates effectively with supervisor and other members of the Assay Development Group. Communicates with other groups within the company and/or outside vendors to obtain assay-related reagents or discuss reagents needs.
•May participate in multidisciplinary meetings such as joint project teams as Assay Development representatives to help direct drug development programs. May write bioanalytical assays sections for IND and BLA submissions.
•Oversees the preparation of reagents and buffers for use within the Assay Development Group and may coordinate the re-ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents when needed.
•Effectively operates a range of laboratory instrumentation and may oversee instrument verifications and/or maintenance, if required.
•May evaluate new technologies for the development of immunoassays using new formats or techniques.
•Maintains GLP compliance for all laboratory work and documentation related to assay validations in accordance with FDA regulations and company SOPs. Assists in maintaining GLP compliance in the laboratory.
•Maintains cleanliness of individual and communal work areas.
•Learns and complies with safety requirements of his/her laboratory. Recognizes potential safety problems and takes action to correct them.
This Role May Be for You If:
•You have strong initiative and drive to complete challenging tasks and learn new technologies.
•You are capable of multi-tasking, working both independently and within a team environment.This role requires a PhD degree in biology or a related field from an accredited academic institution. A minimum of 3 years of post-degree laboratory experience. Experience in an industrial setting is desirable.
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