Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California 91320 | Contract

Post Date: 01/16/2018 Job ID: 3759 Industry: Biotech

Job Summary 

Seeking a talented, highly motivated Senior Associate at our Thousand Oaks research site. The Senior Associate will be part of the team exploring innovative methods of advancing our antibody discovery platform. 

  • Generating and communicating in vitro assay data to support the progression of Antibody Discovery research team 
  • Timely record keeping and data analysis 


Basic Qualifications 
  • BS and 2-3 years of scientific experience 
  • Background in Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or related 
  • Prior experience in tissue culture (suspension and adherent) 
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced team environment 


Preferred Qualifications 
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: isolation and culture of primary immune cells, hybridoma cell culture, magnetic and other cell isolation and enrichment techniques, multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, antibody purification, PCR and general Molecular Biology techniques 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to use a variety of computer software including Graphpad Prism, Excel, Powerpoint and Word 


Job Details:

To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.


Responsibilities include:
  • Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision
  • Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data
  • Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary
  • Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review
  • Engages coworkers in scientific discussions
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group
  • Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques
  • Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties
  • Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents
  • Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees
  • May train staff and/or supervise others
  • Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments



Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry; Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment
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