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Senior Associate - Assay Development

Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join the Bioassay & Profiling group within the Discovery Technology department in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will be expected to work in the lab under supervision and will contribute to the development & implementation of validated biochemical, cell-based and pharmacological assays to drive our drug discovery efforts, particularly in the enablement of high-throughput screening (HTS), hit characterization & lead optimization.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other researchers, including line manager, to accomplish specific tasks & deliverables. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining cell lines, verifying the activity of purified proteins, profiling the activity of ligands in various assays as well as analyzing & organizing data on behalf of research teams across multiple sites. Basic Qualifications Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of scientific experience Preferred Qualifications Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience in basic drug discovery research.

Familiarity with molecular biology, physiology & pharmacology of diverse target classes and an ability to resolve scientific & technical challenges on early-stage drug discovery projects. Previous experience in protein & cellular reagent generation & qualification as well as broad experience in the development & implementation of cell-based (e.g., second messenger, reporter gene) and biochemical (e.g., radioligand binding, protein-protein interaction, enzymatic activity) assays in 384- or 1536-well microtiter plate format. Hands-on experience in use of fluorescence/luminescence microtiter plate readers (e.g., FLIPR, EnVision, TopCount) and automated liquid handling systems (e.g., Bravo, Vprep, Echo, Washer/Dispenser II) in the context of HTS, hit characterization & lead optimization for multiple target classes.

Previous exposure to HTS-related data analysis software such as Screener, Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot. Ability to execute high quality experiments under supervision and to explain & communicate results to supervisor & colleagues. Highly motivated & enthusiastic team player demonstrating flexibility, a willingness to learn & a great sense of urgency.

Good organizational, interpersonal as well as verbal & written communication skills. Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Assay Development Program Manager

Job Description: s: ScitoVation is dedicated to understanding how chemical compounds affect human health and developing non-animal based approaches to human safety assessment. We help our clients develop safer and more effective pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, commodity chemicals and consumer products through the development of fit-for-purpose, human cell-based in vitro assays and computational models. We are seeking a project manager/scientist with cell biology knowledge and cell culture experience to contribute to research in the design, development, validation and execution of cell-based assays for the characterization of chemical toxicity. The successful candidate will manage one or more research projects to ensure completion of client deliverables in a timely and efficient manner. To this end, the candidate will: + Meet with clients to understand the scope of the project, clarify specific requirements of each project, and manage client expectations.

  • Delegate project tasks to team members based on each individual’s strengths, skill sets, experience level, and availability.

  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals + Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis + Consult with subject-matter experts within the company, as needed.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members Furthermore, the successful candidate will plan and perform laboratory experiments involving culture of cell lines and primary cells, fluorescent staining of cells and immunocytochemistry, and will perform a variety of toxicological assays that may include high content imaging, flow cytometry, fluorometry, luminescence, and molecular biology techniques. In addition to performing laboratory tasks, the successful candidate will be involved in data analysis, protocol review, presentation of results, and working with other team members to determine a course-of-action for meeting project milestones. Required Experience: + A degree in a biological science, toxicology or related field: + BS with 5-10 years cell biology laboratory experience, or + MS with 2 years cell biology laboratory experience.

  • Experience in project management, including budget and deliverables management

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to positively interact with colleagues, including clients and project team members This an excellent opportunity to work on a team as part of a growing company, and be exposed to a novel cell culture technology paired with project management responsibilities. Keyword: Biology Project Management Assay Cell Culture Molecular Biology In Vitro Primary Cells High Content Imaging Toxicology Toxicity From: SciMetrika

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Supervisor - Flow Cytometry Assay Development And Validation

Job Description: Covance is hiring a Supervisor for Flow Cytometry and Assay Development and Validation to join their global team in Brentwood, TN! If you have experience in the analysis of flow cytometric data, two plus years of Flow Cytometry experience and demonstrated leadership ability, this is a great way to grow your career with a global leader!

The Supervisor in Flow Cytometry Assay Development and Validation will be responsible for: 1. Validation Plan writing and approval 2. Data review and approval 3.

Report writing and review/approval 4. Oversee existing projects and troubleshoot as needed. a. Convey time line adjustments to upper management 5.

Data analysis and macro writing for transfer to operational laboratories. 6. SOP review / writing 7. Addresses audit findings 8.

Oversee training of all new Project Specialist to ensure proficiency, retraining when necessary. 9. Ensure day to day function of lab is within compliance and all applicable regulatory SOPs 10. Assigns projects to Project Specialists. 11.

Staff reviews 12.

Evaluates the data generated for projects. a. Uses WinList and Excel proficiently. b.

Performs relevant data review prior to release of data to client. 13.

Report deviations of expected assay performance to upper management 14. Participates in the improvement of existing procedures and policies; participates in the research and development of new procedures and policies. 15.

Communicates progress and time lines to both management and clients. 16. Interacts with clients in a professional manner 17. Adheres to time lines set forth in contracts when able or communicates to management as to why time lines cannot be met. 18.

Test code submission 19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requisition ID: 69337BR

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Locations: United States - Brentwood, TN

Shift: 1

Job Postings: Covance is hiring a Supervisor for Flow Cytometry and Assay Development and Validation to join their global team in Brentwood, TN! If you have experience in the analysis of flow cytometric data, two plus years of Flow Cytometry experience and demonstrated leadership ability, this is a great way to grow your career with a global leader!

The Supervisor in Flow Cytometry Assay Development and Validation will be responsible for: 1. Validation Plan writing and approval 2. Data review and approval 3.

Report writing and review/approval 4. Oversee existing projects and troubleshoot as needed. a. Convey time line adjustments to upper management 5.

Data analysis and macro writing for transfer to operational laboratories. 6. SOP review / writing 7. Addresses audit findings 8.

Oversee training of all new Project Specialist to ensure proficiency, retraining when necessary. 9. Ensure day to day function of lab is within compliance and all applicable regulatory SOPs 10. Assigns projects to Project Specialists. 11.

Staff reviews 12.

Evaluates the data generated for projects. a. Uses WinList and Excel proficiently. b.

Performs relevant data review prior to release of data to client. 13.

Report deviations of expected assay performance to upper management 14. Participates in the improvement of existing procedures and policies; participates in the research and development of new procedures and policies. 15.

Communicates progress and time lines to both management and clients. 16. Interacts with clients in a professional manner 17. Adheres to time lines set forth in contracts when able or communicates to management as to why time lines cannot be met. 18.

Test code submission 19. Performs other duties as assigned. Education/Qualifications: Required Education/Degree: BA or BS Degree in Biology/Biochemistry or related field Required Certification/License: None

Experience: Required Work Experience: 2-3 Years 1. Strong computer skills and significant experience with Microsoft Excel and Word are required. 2.

Experience in analysis of flow cytometric data is preferred. (WinList, FlowJo, FCS Express, FACSDiva, etc.) 3. Excellent verbal and written skills 4. Prior Flow Cytometry experience required.

EEO Statement: Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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Principal Scientist Dmpk - Bioanalysis, Ligand Binding Assays

Description: The DMPK Department at AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA, supports discovery teams focused on finding novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunological diseases. In addition the Ligand Binding Assay group provides biomarker support for Immunology and has global responsibilities in providing non-GLP PK and ADA methods and sample analysis for biologics projects across all therapeutic areas at AbbVie. Responsibilities include: * Responsibility for PK, ADA or BM method development.

  • In addition he/she will represent DMPK on translational project teams to provide guidance on bioanalytical issues, ensure alignment and manage timelines.

  • The successful candidate will lead a team of dedicated scientists responsible for developing methods for preclinical PK and ADA assessment.

  • Developing protocols for antibody or ADC exposure measurement from various biological matrixes e.g. tumor or brain.

  • Developing new assays for bispecifics and antibody-drug conjugates, as well as evaluating and recommending new bioanalytical platforms to accelerate bioanalysis of project from early discovery through development.

  • The candidate is expected to lead evaluation of bioanalytical platforms to assess intactness of protein therapeuticsin vitroandin vivoin various matrices.

Qualifications: * PhD in the bioanalytical field with at least 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in developing PK and ADA assays as well as biomarker methods

  • Experience in supervising scientists at all levels in developing and troubleshooting bioanalytical methods.

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills

  • Proven track record in scientific excellence, including biomarker research

  • Experience in supporting drug discovery and development projects, including the ability to: o work as part of a multidisciplinary team, actively participate in- and guide discussions, negotiate priorities o proactively identify issues and bottlenecks, propose solutions, o develop Biomarker, PK and ADA assays on multiple platforms, propose platform conversion, multiplexing etc. as needed o identify and troubleshoot issues with existing methods o understand process optimization to support automation and high throughput methodologies

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership & organizational skills

  • Collaborative spirit to work with colleagues across sites and across disciplines.

  • Experience in managing timelines, providing input on task prioritization and resource utilization

  • Experience with antibody-drug conjugates or bispecifics is a must.

  • Direct experience with Biacore and Gyros technology is a plus

  • Protein biochemistry background with protein characterization is an advantage Key AbbVie Competencies: * Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.

  • Learns, fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated.

  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.

  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

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Primary Location: USA-Massachusetts-Worcester


Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time



Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 1703055 Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Assay Scientist

Assay ScientistPrinceton, New Jersey Apply Save Type:Contract Category:Scientific & Clinical Job ID:118492 Date Posted:06/20/2017 Exciting opportunity for Assay Scientist! + MS Degree with a major in Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry + 5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biological discovery research setting, applying advanced assay development, screening and data analysis techniques is required.

  • Must have bench top automation experience (Robotics) + Experienced in the development and execution of screening assays for the identification, optimization, and characterization of pharmacologically active compounds.

  • Discovery of antimicrobial agents, establish assays, carry out high throughput screening campaigns, and compound testing cascades for lead optimization programs.

  • The person is expected to routinely demonstrate problem solving skills and high levels of proficiency, professionalism and productivity. The person will be recognized by peers and supervisors as a technical expert. Apply Save

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Associate Director, Assay Design

Job Description Summary # Job Description The Associate Director Assay Development is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of the new assay development strategy for the Cell Analysis (CA) reagent product lines. This position leads R&D teams involved in research and product development programs across the business, including but not limited to Immunology, HIV, Oncology, Stem Cell and Cell Therapy. This position reports to the Director of Assays and Applications, BD Biosciences. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the BDB Reagent R&D Leadership Team, be an advisor to solve technical problems, and participate routinely in strategic activities related to the direction and performance of the business unit. He/she participates in technology strategy development, portfolio planning, requirements gathering, and product development initiatives per direction of the Assays and Application, BD Biosciences. The candidate will also maintain a global customer centric perspective by continuously engaging externally with researchers, collaborators and customers.

Primary Responsibilities: + Direct and lead the Assay Development team. Responsible for building and leading a coordinated and collaborative R&D organization to facilitate efficient resource utilization and flexibility to respond to business growth opportunities.

  • Maintain strong understanding of state-of-the-art science and technology development in the industry. Bring new technologies and best practices into the business.

  • Participate in developing a comprehensive and integrated assay development strategy, incorporating broad medical, scientific, and commercial inputs and leveraging instrumentation and software capabilities of the business. Drive for the development of new products that result in increasing ratio of new product revenue.

  • Initiate and direct research and product development programs for the effective introduction of new products, consistent with the strategic plan.

  • Deliver new clinical and research assays and applications on schedule and within specification. Work with leadership team members and product development teams to improve time to market by reducing product development life cycle and improving the product development process. Provide scientific input during the development and execution of clinical trials.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and participation in professional associations; establish strong presence in community.

  • Effectively coordinate with other functional areas associated with the R&D activities, including Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Affairs, Business Development, etc.

  • Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies. Provide technical input into safety and regulatory interactions. Assure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD policies/ procedures regulations associated with quality, regulatory, safety, HR, etc.

  • As needed, in partnership with the BDB Reagent R&D Leadership Team, optimize the design of the clinical reagents organization. Modify the organizational structure; identify position specifications & requirements.

  • Responsible for retaining, motivating and developing the associates to effectively fulfill the mission of R&D organization. Manage the talent pipeline to execute the R&D plan and provide effective leadership succession.

  • Promote a safe work environment. Participate in all Environmental, Health, & Safety programs. Notify appropriate company representatives of all hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: + Typically requires a Ph.D. or Ph.D./M.D. in Life Sciences or a combination of education and experience + Post-Doctoral experience in Biomedical sciences highly desirable.

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management positions in R&D or clinical laboratory.

  • Development of clinical Flow Cytometry assays and experience with Flow Cytometry technology is highly desirable.

  • Highly competent understanding of medical diagnostics, cell biology, chemistry, molecular medicine and cell therapy is necessary

  • Experience creating R&D work environments where innovation can flourish.

  • Strong scientific publication, intellectual property management, and academic participation record is essential.

  • Experience negotiating with external parties including opinion leaders, collaborators, and vendors.

Special Skills:

  • Strong relationship-builder, especially across functions.

  • Strong, proven product development knowledge of processes, measures, etc. (phase gated development systems) + Ability to influence through effective communication, + Rigorous scientific training and track record of publications, grants, and patents.

  • Will travel approximately 40% of the time, mostly within the U.S. #LI-KL1 # Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose (Reagents) # Additional Locations # Work Shift

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Scientist II, Assay Development Immunobiologics

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a

  • Scientist II, Assay Development Immunobiologics*in our Cambridge office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientist II, Assay Development Immunobiologicsworking on the Immunobiologics team, you will be empowered to provide strategic input to project teams and manage resource allocation across programs, and a typical day will include: OBJECTIVES: The Immunobiologics group within Immunology Research at Takeda Boston is seeking an experienced candidate with deep and extensive understanding of biochemical and cell based assays. The successful candidate will design and implement in vitro pharmacological approaches for selecting and characterizing therapeutic modalities including antibodies and alternative antibody and biologic formats such as single domain Abs and cyclic peptides. The role is a lab based research scientist who will also be responsible for participating on matrixed project teams, interfacing with colleagues within Immunology and Oncology teams and evaluating cutting edge Immuno-oncology platforms in collaboration with external partners. Experience in developing highthroughput assays including ELISA, FACS binding and functional assays, optimizing assay throughput and performance and analyzing high content biology data is required. Prior experience in screening of antibody and protein therapeutics candidates in inflammation including innate and adaptive immune mechanisms is strongly desired. ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Support drug discovery programs by providing relevant scientific and strategic input to project teams regarding invitro pharmacological studies

  • Manages resource allocation across programs based on needs and prioritization

  • Design and execute screening assays that enable the selection and characterization of desirable therapeutic leads against disease targets for IO applications, including development and validation of novel, cellular immunological and biochemical assays

  • Contribute and implements new ideas and in vitro proof of concept studies to enable initiation of new discovery project concepts

  • Function effectively as a part of both functional and cross functional teams by interfacing with project teams to meet timelines and blueprints for target product profile

  • Troubleshoot complex problems in creative and effective ways; whenever necessary and actively participates in innovation and/or optimization of established processes to ensure project goals are met

  • Works effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary, cross functional teams.

  • Spends 90% time in the laboratory, including hands on mentoring of scientists.

  • Presents research findings clearly and effectively at internal and external meetings and with participants of all levels of the organization

  • May lead pipeline related projects in cross functional teams

  • Maintain familiarity with the current scientific literature in the Immunotherapy field, contribute to new target ideas and concepts

  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely data entry into laboratory notebooks EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: * PhD in Immunology/Cell Biology with postdoctoral training and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in industry

  • Publications in peer reviewed journals demonstrating achievement in the above

  • Extensive hands-on experience and knowledge in a wide range of biochemical and cell based assay development with biologics in immunology, inflammation or related areas is required

  • Hands –on experience and ability to work with minimum supervision in carrying out high throughput data acquisition, analysis, storage and reporting by FACS, ELISA, Luminex, and additional highthroughput assay formats is required

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture with best practices in tissue culture is required

  • Experience with primary human and rodent immune cells is strongly desired

  • Use of scientific databases and application for data management and data analysis

  • Hands on experience with automated platforms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to work in cross-functional project teams

  • Innovative and critical thinking

  • Self-motivated, collaborative with excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to advance multiple projects in a fast paced “biotech like” environment PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.). * Carrying, handling and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs.

  • Working in a lab environment: standing, walking, bending, etc. WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: * 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

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Exploratory Biomarker Assay Analyst

Exploratory Biomarker Assay Analyst + Requisition ID:WD117834 + Position:Full time + Open date:May 10, 2017 11:59 PM + Functional area:Science and Technology + Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania + Required degrees:Bachelors + Experience required:4 years + Relocation:Yes Email a friend Basic qualifications:• BS in biochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of experience OR a MS with 2 years of experience utilizing high resolution LC-MS instrumentation and methodologies for the characterization of target proteins as well as knowledge of immune-capture techniques • Demonstrated, strong laboratory hands-on experience and theoretical understanding of high resolution mass spectrometry. • Demonstrated, strong laboratory hands-on experience in bottom up mass spectrometry based protein characterization.

Preferred qualifications:• PhD in biochemistry, analytical chemistry or related discipline • Ability to maintains a disciplined approach, ensuring a relentless focus on quality, compliance, scientific rigor and operational excellence • Strong attention to detail and good communication and documentation skills • Highly motivated team player with a proactive attitude, excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively within a multi-disciplinary team are essential • Track record of handling multiple projects concurrently • Willingness to develop and train others as required Details:Newly formed Exploratory Biomarker Assay group within the Bioanalysis, Immunogenicity and Biomarkers (BIB) department is responsible for developing and validating biomarker assays for use in pre-clinical PK/PD/modeling studies and translation into the clinic in alignment with therapy area (TA) partners. Data from this group is a key component to understanding molecules in the GSK pipeline; and serves to enable studies to prove target engagement for novel mechanism of action and safety endpoints. These studies will be used to make early and informed decisions for asset progression within the organization.

This position will contribute to BIB efforts to deliver mass spectrometry based quantification of protein turnover (molecular flux) in various systems. Utilizing metabolic labeling coupled with high resolution mass spectrometric characterization we monitor incorporation of stable isotope label into the newly synthesized biopolymers enabling direct measure of protein fractional synthesis or molecular flux in vivo (e.g., synthesis, breakdown, transport, storage, etc.). • Contribute to molecular flux biomarker assay development within BIB organization • Be responsible for developing bespoke flux based biomarker assays to support pre-clinical and clinical studies; delivery of robust, high quality data packages and will demonstrate the ability to critique work to enable lead modalities to be smoothly progressed into clinical development • Deliver, interpret and communicate complex scientific data to project/program teams in a timely manner by performing data analysis, record keeping and reporting of results to agreed timelines • Understand and execute basic statistical analyses • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data to project teams • Effectively manage multiple projects concurrently • As required, develop and train others • Successfully execute within a matrixed team with a balance of creative and analytical skills • Handle human biological samples and perform experimental work in accordance with HBSM, safety and data integrity guidelines process is complete and grade is confirmed. Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK HR Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Fire Assay Shift Lead

ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.

  • Crucible management and set up/prepare samples for fusion; + Perform fusion and cupellation processes using furnace tools; + Identify different samples and adjust chemical composition of flux to achieve quality fusion proficiently; + Organize workload according to daily stats and turnaround commitments; + Follow up on rush priority workloads; + Effectively liaise within department and branch to communicate safety, quality and operational issues; + Ensure all safe work procedures and standard working procedures are strictly adhered to; + Assist with training new employees; + Maintain and organize departmental inventory, such as supplies and chemicals; + Follow equipment/work station cleaning and maintenance schedules; + Ensure storage of hazardous waste in accordance with regulated health & safety procedures; + Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality; + Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures; + Other duties as assigned.

  • Recognized Diploma or Degree in Science required, with a concentration in Chemistry or Chemical Sciences preferred; Maintain annual recertification for the disposal of hazardous waste.

  • Minimum of 2 years laboratory Fire Assay experience in a production oriented environment required. Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs;

  • Ability to work within a hot and dusty environment; + Clean shaven for Personal Protective Equipment (respirator);

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for up to 8 hours per day; + Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities. We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. "ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce which reflects and affirms the diversity of our society" ALS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. EOE AA Minority, Female, Veteran, Individuals with Disabilities Click Here to view the EEO is the Law poster Click Here to view the FMLA Law poster Click Here to view the EPPA Law Poster Click Here to view the Pay Transparency Provision Click Here to view company E-Verify Participation Poster ID: 2017-4305 External Company Name: ALS Environmental External Company URL:

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Assay Services Representative II

Requisition Number 17-0058 Title Assay Services Representative II City Rockville State MD Description POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the coordination of multiple assay services projects.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordination between external customers and internal groups to ensure assay development projects, biomarker screening, contract manufacturing, conjugation and prototype services are delivered on time and budget adhere to quality standards and meet customer expectations. This role requires self-direction and proactive collaboration with other internal teams including Sales and R&D to ensure a superior customer experience with both the product and the company as a whole. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Communicate services information, pricing, and order information to prospective customers o Support strategic sales team in customer education o Provide input in the documentation of customer facing materials • Lead pre-contract and pre-sales activities as required o Coordinate with customer service on order processing and quote generation o Provide meeting notes and documentation of project definition meetings o Address customer inquiries and order status with possible solutions in a timely manner o Work with legal, customer service, procurement and sales organizations to execute on Service Agreements o Provide support in assembling project proposals, plans, and schedules • Collaborate with the Technical Services team to research and identify sources of material (antibodies and proteins) for proposed projects o Investigate inventory and parts within the company’s ERP system o Search on-line for antibodies and proteins • Ensure appropriate customer documentation is completed and coordinate material and sample transfer between the Customer and MSD • Coordinate production of Custom and Contract Manufacturing products between internal and external customers o Monitor timelines and inventory for production of Custom and Contract Manufacturing products developed through the Assay Services business o Track and communicate planning for production timelines • Coordinate and escalate communication with all appropriate areas of the company to mitigate the impact of changes to project scope, budget, resources and risk • Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental or project requirements Requirements EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Science, Business, Engineering, or equivalent work experience • 3-5 years of experience in customer-facing, technical support, and/or consultative roles o Desirable to have at least 2 years’ experience in supporting sophisticated and diverse customers o Desirable to have at least 2 years’ experience in a services organization and preferably in a clinical testing laboratory or contract research organization • Experience in life science, GMP, government contracting or other regulated industry desired • A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Self-directed, proactive, strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills • Ability to handle a fast paced environment and continuously re-prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining a constant focus on providing exceptional customer support • Strong analytical background • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of immunoassays, their development, and their applicability in different research fields • Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of project data o Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion o Ability to discuss product, pricing and order information with the customer o Strong customer service skills including detail-oriented follow up with customers and other internal personnel o Demonstrate professional etiquette and courtesy and ability to build strong relationships o Track record of successfully handling escalated customer interactions • Demonstrated proficiency and complete utilization of CRM and inventory management ERP systems • Proficiency in MS Office Suite; MS Project experience desired • Ability to work with inter-departmental teams including Operations, Customer Service, Legal, Assay Development, and Quality Assurance/Control PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office. WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position is performed in a traditional office environment.

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