Associate Scientist I
Scistaff Services LLC - Emeryville, CA

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Responsibilities
To perform laboratory-based Analytical testing to either develop new or improved in-process or release testing methods.
To provide results for MS&T Fermentation and Purification studies or to provide support of QC or Manufacturing deviations investigations.
Ensure the Analytical laboratory equipment, reagents and chemicals are stocked and ready to perform testing according to the Analytical laboratory schedule.
Working under moderate to high degree of supervision from Lab Manager and/or Senior Associate perform 1 to 2 test methods at a time using the following techniques: sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) for purity, western blotting for reactivity, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for purity, enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) for activity and protein concentration testing
Ensuring their own experimental and sample testing work is performed exactly as defined in the approved Analytical study protocols or test method SOPs Maintaining up to date records of all Analytical study activities in their laboratory notebooks according to cGMP and company documentation requirements
Ensuring the Analytical laboratory is stocked at all times with all the required raw materials/reagents/consumables/buffers for the Analytical studies to be performed
Preparation of reagents/buffers for the Analytical lab according to approved recipes or approved lab procedures or SOPs
Preparation of results sheets from Analytical tests performed
Preparation of purchase requisitions as needed to order supplies to keep the Analytical laboratory stocked
Maintaining the Analytical labs in a clean and organized manner to ensure efficient performance of activities
May need to work weekends or shift 5 day work week to cover Saturday or Sunday as needed

1 to 5+ years of experience in either an Analytical Development or QC Testing environment in the biotechnology or diagnostics industry
Prior experience working on Analytical testing of recombinant proteins would be advantageous.
Working under moderate to high degree of supervision on Analytical testing using up to 2 different methods
Experience maintaining laboratory scale Analytical equipment
Good verbal communication skills
Potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as through work with human blood tissue or other materials derived from humans
Position will require lifting over 25 lbs
B.Sc./M.Sc. in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related discipline

NO sponsorship, NO relocation. US based candidates only, please

Qualified candidates, please send current Word resume to: marci@scistaffonline.com for immediate consideration

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