Research Associate III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 10/26/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 5029

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.

 

Duties:
  • We are seeking a talented and highly motivated candidate to assist with efficiency initiatives in Process Virology, Pharma Technical Development.  
  • Candidate will be working as part of a team in the laboratory conducting and optimizing virus stock production, contributing to virus clearance studies, and implementation of cell based assay equipments for validation studies.
  • Candidate will be responsible for  executing cell based infectivity assays, virus nucleic acid purification and quantification,  equipment qualification, and documentation of results in standard operating protocols and reports. 
  • This work will also include preparation of buffers, cell culture media, and cell culture maintenance.  
  • The candidate must be  able to perform multiple laboratory duties and follow lab safety compliance.

Skills:
  • 3+ years of hands-on cell culture experience and a familiarity with virus quantification (plaque, TCID50 assay) and virus stock preparation technique.  
  • Practical understanding of separation techniques in virus purification as well as knowledge of analytical techniques applicable to virus purification or cell culture is preferred.  
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.  
  • Strong focus on technical troubleshooting skills.  
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction. 
  • Experience with or understanding of equipment qualification and validation requirements is also desirable.

 

Education:
  • The candidate must have BS/MS degree in  biology, molecular biology,  biochemistry, virology or a related field. 
  • Preferably 3+ years experience in cell culture and molecular biology  in pharmaceutical industry

Skills:

  • 3+ years of hands-on cell culture experience and a familiarity with virus quantification (plaque, TCID50 assay) and virus stock preparation technique.  
  • Practical understanding of separation techniques in virus purification as well as knowledge of analytical techniques applicable to virus purification or cell culture is preferred.  
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.  
  • Strong focus on technical troubleshooting skills.  
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction. 
  • Experience with or understanding of equipment qualification and validation requirements is also desirable.

 

Education:

  • The candidate must have BS/MS degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, virology or a related field. 
  • Preferably 3+ years experience in cell culture and molecular biology in pharmaceutical industry
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