Associate Scientist II - Critical Reagents

Employer
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location
Spring House, PA
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Sector
Science
Job Description
  • Developing, validating, and conducting bioanalytical methods related to large molecule biotherapeutic drug development across all therapeutic areas
  • Develops assays to measure the in vitro and in vivo interaction of biopharmaceutical drugs with their cellular targets in biological matrices
  • Manage critical reagent procedures to support flow cytometry-based methods for detection of chimeric antigen receptor expressing cells and the receptor occupancy of biotherapeutics to cell surface targets in whole blood samples supporting product manufacturing, pre-clinical and clinical studies
  • Set day-to-day objectives and perform more complex tasks and novel procedures
  • Work with day-to-day autonomy
  • Act as an individual contributor but may guide others on a team on processes, techniques or tasks
  • Recommend increasingly complex modifications to existing systems, processes, techniques or programs for improvement
  • Explain work with independent analysis and conclusions related to assigned tasks through written and oral communication
  • Interact with immediate supervisor and project team members/leaders
  • Responsible for coordinating the preparation of critical reagents and distribution to stakeholders
  • Responsible for monitoring inventory, stability, and expiry of critical reagents.
  • Responsible for all documentation for project's critical reagents
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external partners to obtain the data necessary to prepare documentation and issue Certificate of Analysis and Expiration Memos.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external partners to compile needed data as appropriate for trending of critical reagents.
  • Author of electronic lab notebook entry, expiration memos, and SOPs to support projects
  • Assist in developing recommendations for improving standard procedures
  • Maintain accurate record keeping and experimental data with the use of statistical packages and standard databases
  • Communicate results to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Support the work of project members to accomplish team objectives on time and within budget
  • May place orders in purchasing systems or maintain supplies to proactively support projects
  • Attends cross-functional project meetings as representative for our group
  • Attend in-house seminars and local/regional scientific meetings in own field
  • Present own work to members of department or external consultants as needed
Qualifications
  • M.S. with 3-5 years of experience or a B.S./B.A. with 4-8 years of experience, performing progressively advanced duties at the Associate Scientist I level, or the equivalent training/experience
  • Experience with flow cytometry is required.
  • Understanding of analytical data generated from performing biological and biochemical analytical techniques such as cell-based assays or immunoassays.
  • Ability to identify/understand complex needs and help design solutions for laboratory workflows is required
  • A passion for troubleshooting and creative thinking is required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), with the ability to liaise with scientists, vendors, and external collaborators is required
  • Strong documentation skills (Word, Powerpoint etc) and ability to work effectively within various electronic data systems is required
  • Experience in working with inventory systems and understanding of their processes is preferred
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment is preferred
Additional InformationPosition is full-time, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Spring House, PA are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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