Associate Scientist II, Analytical Chemistry
Emergent BioSolutions - Lansing, MI

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The role of the Associate Scientist II in Analytical Chemistry requires knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, practices, and procedures within the biopharmaceutical field and a cGMP environment. The primary responsibility includes conducting routine and advanced laboratory work with associates and team members. Another responsibility is to coordinate or to assist in coordinating the preparation and conduct of study protocols, data analysis, reports and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that support the development and manufacturing activities.
-Plan and execute experimental tasks, obtain and interpret experimental data with minimal guidance
-Lead and perform method development, pre-validation and validation in either biological assays or analytical chemistry
-Represent AD in project meetings and collaborations as needed
-Lead and train others as needed
-Independently carry out experiments using techniques such as, HPLC, FTIR/UV, LC/MS, GC/MS SDS-PAGE, Western blot and ELISA
-Assist in preparing and reviewing presentations, protocols and reports and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
-Present at project meetings or cross functional team meetings as needed
-Contribute to maintaining regular laboratory and system functions for the group
-Ensure compliance with cGMP and Good Documentation Practices
-Use sound judgment to resolve problems and make routine and advanced decisions independently
-Require good written and verbal communication skills, good team work skills
-May require work on weekends and nights
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.
Education, Experience & Skills
-Bachelor or Master Degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience required (or PhD degree with limited experience)
-Hands-on experience with one or more assays and instruments: HPLC, FTIR/UV, LC/MS, GC/MS SDS-PAGE, Western blot and ELISA
-Track record of achievement and sustained performance in a cGMP/GLP environment
-Strong technical and communication skills: oral/written and listening
-Personal Competencies: Self-awareness, Integrity, Team Player, Creative, and Flexible.
-Computer skills (MS Office)
Physical/Mental Requirements
-Type/keyboard, visual acuity, good eye/hand coordination, stand, walk, sit, twist/turn, climb, reach outward, reach above shoulder, hand dexterity, bend, squat/kneel, sense of feel, sense of hearing, sense of smell, lift/carry 25lbs, pull 25lbs. Use phone, copier, computer, copier and hand tools. Work in noise above conversation level, hot/cold temperatures, ventilation needed, multiple locations and restricted access laboratory environments. Organize/coordinate, analyze/interpret, calibrate precise measurements, problem-solve, make decisions, plan, communicate, prepare written communications, prepare transaction documents.


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