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Research Associate Lead, Laboratory Sciences

Everett, WA
Closing date
May 16, 2022
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Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences' integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.

We are looking for an experienced Research Associate Lead to provide technical leadership in the assigned area (e.g., chromatography, ligand-binding assay, flow cytometry, molecular biology). Trains junior staff and oversees their activities, including: instrument operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Executes projects, and identifies and acquires the necessary facilities, equipment and procedures performing the below duties.

What you will do:
  • Oversee and perform study activities according to the Contributing Scientist or Principal
  • Investigator and according to GLP regulations and as described in the appropriate oversight
  • documents (ex: SOPs, Study Protocols, and Analytical Methods).
  • Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting instruments or overseeing junior staff
  • when performing these activities.
  • Under the Scientist directive, assist with the development and implementation of new
  • assays and analytical methods to support internal and client sponsored studies.
  • Critically analyze study or project data including QC of data or oversight of junior staff when
  • performing these activities.
  • Participates in reviewing SOPs/Forms
  • Other duties as assigned
What you need to succeed:
  • B.S./M.S. degree in biological, pharmaceutical science, or related scientific discipline, or other applicable scientific work experience
  • 4 + years' experience working in the Laboratory Sciences department, (or equivalent regulated laboratory environment)
  • Preferred Experience with GLP, knowledge of bioanalysis, and familiarity with analytical equipment e.g., flow cytometer, Mass Spectrometer
  • Intermediate to Advanced Computer Skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and database programs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals
  • Extensive knowledge of basic math skills
  • Good oral communication skills: the ability to learn and understand complex theories and applications; the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents; and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Continual GLP training
Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status. Altasciences uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit INDMP
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