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Research Associate III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 11/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11487 Pay Rate: $44.00 - $59.00

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
  • Our department develops and supports manufacturing processes, formulations, delivery devices, analytical methods, and packaging solutions to meet the end-to-end (discovery to commercialization) development needs of the Company's protein pharmaceutical pipeline.
  • Through innovation, efficiency, and collaboration we enable the delivery of novel medicines that meet the critical needs of patients.
  • A successful candidate will be expected to work hands-on in the laboratory to generate analytical data in support of the pipeline projects.
  • This will include analytical characterization and testing as well as development and execution of analytical methods.
  • The candidate may also collaborate with cross functional colleagues and contribute to manufacturing process development and clinical trial and commercialization-enabling regulatory filings (e.g. BLAs and INDs).
  • This candidate is expected to be a good lab citizen, following all environmental health and safety guidelines and maintaining lab space and instruments in good working order.
  • The individual will maintain excellent documentation of all work, including electronic laboratory notebooks, and will author technical reports.
  • Additionally, the individual may present experimental results to technical development teams, the PAC department, and other stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Candidates applying should be passionate about science, exceptionally productive, data-driven and should enjoy the challenges associated with complex problem-solving.

Job Requirements

  • A BS or MS in biological or chemical sciences, or related disciplines with 1 - 4 years of relevant experience in analytical development of biologics.
  • Strong technical and hands-on lab skills; ability to quickly acquire new technical skills; experience working in research labs or industrial internships is highly desirable.
  • Ability to follow and execute experimental protocols and test procedures as well as follow verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervision to design and conduct experiments, as well as, interpret, document, and communicate results.
  • Ability to work safely in the laboratory, following all environmental health and safety requirements.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, highly self-motivated, eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and be capable of handling multiple tasks while meeting timelines.
  • Strong collaborative skills and a passion for working in a multi-disciplinary project team environment.
  • Familiarity with various traditional analytical methods for protein characterization, such as CE, HPLC or mass spectrometry, is helpful.
  • As needed, the candidate will be expected to learn new methods (based on provided training) and with time, become proficient in execution and troubleshooting.
  • Prior experience with characterization of recombinant monoclonal antibodies or other protein therapeutics is helpful.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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