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Assay Lab Technician

Assay Lab Technician Apply now » Apply now + Start apply with LinkedIn + + Start apply with Facebook + + Apply Now + Start + Please wait... Date: May 16, 2017 Location: Elko, Nevada, USA Company: Kinross Gold Corporation Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016. Job Description The Assay Laboratory Technician I is responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable and accurate handling and preparation of all samples submitted to the Assay Laboratory. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, be self-motivated, and well organized while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values. Job Responsibilities + Prepare all samples for analyses which includes data entry of sample information; loading and unloading ovens; crushing and pulverizing samples; handling reject returns; and operating the forklift.

  • Responsible for the preparation of all Mine, Exploration, Mill, Met Lab, ADR, and Dedicated Plant samples.

  • Maintain complete and accurate records of all samples in the logbook and the computer database.

  • Perform daily housekeeping tasks and the routine maintenance of preparation equipment.

  • Complete the task training and any required written exams for Assay Laboratory Technician I and demonstrate proficiency on each task.

  • Must complete a 90-day probationary period by successfully meeting the performance standards of the job.

  • Must be willing to advance to increased levels of responsibility within the department.

  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of all submitted samples prepared for analyses. Proper preparation is key to the accuracy of analyses, which impact mine planning and operations.

  • Must follow all applicable safety procedures to safeguard personnel and equipment while performing daily tasks.

  • Each individual will be responsible to follow and complete assignments given to them by their supervisor. Must be capable of independent thinking and making conscientious decisions when direct supervision is not available.

  • Each individual will be responsible for proficiency with specific procedures associated with tasks assigned. Procedures are to be updated when necessary, and those updates are to be communicated to personnel.

  • Each employee is given an employee manual. The employee’s job is to know and support the company policies and procedures.

  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.

  • Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.

  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.

  • Works without risk or harm to self and others.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.

  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor. Education and Experience Skills

  • Must be detail-oriented. The accuracy and quality of sample preparation and laboratory analysis is important and is used for key tasks by other departments.

  • Must be careful in their work habits. The accuracy and quality of sample preparation is important and is used for key tasks by other departments.

  • Must be able to recognize when samples are missing, contaminated or otherwise out of the ordinary and follow proper corrective procedures.

  • Each person is responsible to train on the required tools and equipment for the position held.

  • Must be physically fit and capable of lifting up to 50 pounds repeatedly.

  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.

  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing work processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.

  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.

  • Accountable for the timely completion of assigned duties with considerable requirement for detailed accuracy.

  • Must be able to think analytically and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.

  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

  • Requires valid driver’s license. Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Assay Laboratory Supervisor. Career Framework and Level Legislative Requirements US work permit required Language Requirements English Travel Requirements Capabilities Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining. Job Segment: Laboratory, Technician, Maintenance, Database, Warehouse, Technology, Science, Manufacturing Apply now » Apply now + Start apply with LinkedIn + + Start apply with Facebook + + Apply Now + Start + Please wait...

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Staff Scientist - Assay Design

Job Description Summary # Job Description The Assay Design Staff Scientist is a key role within the BD Biosciences Reagent program. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating and driving the reagent and assay development projects and integrating assays and flow cytometry instruments to create the next-generation of research and clinical Flow Cytometry platforms. Key to achieving this will be the ability to lead a team of talented scientists as well as the ability to work across functions and sites.

Responsibilities: + Lead an Assay Design team for BDB Reagent Solutions + Support the New Product Development effort for Clinical and Research platforms by implementation: -reagent development strategies -reagent-instrument solutions + Act as a Reagent Core Team member on product development projects + Develop and maintain external relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and customer labs + Provide input on new product development opportunities and technologies

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills: + Clinical product development process knowledge + Deep immunology and cell biology background + Assay development expertise + Working understanding of flow cytometry + Ability to manage multiple projects and drive them to completion

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively (internal and external) + Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication/ presentation skills + Self-starter with a strong work ethic + Requires approximately 30% travel (domestic and international)

Education and professional experience: + Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in hands on clinical product and assay development or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

  • Advanced degree preferred. # Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose (Reagents) # Additional Locations # Work Shift

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Fire Assay Technician

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.

Specific Responsibilities + Loading and unloading furnaces; + Moving crucible storage racks; + Deslagging lead buttons; + Crucible management and set up/prepare samples for fusion; + Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Physical Demands + Must be able to work various shifts, including weekends and willing to work holidays; + Must be able to lift/handle up to 50 lbs; + Must stand, walk and bend for 7 hours per day; + Must be able to pass respirator fit test and wear a respirator for 7 hours per day; + Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening; + Must work with health and safety in mind. About you + Detail and safety oriented; + Ability to lift up to 50lbs; + Good hand-eye coordination; + Able and willing to wear a half mask respirator for an eight hour shift; + Ability to work within a hot and dusty environment; + Some chemistry knowledge.

  • Required Qualifications + Flexible work schedule; + Good written and oral communication skills; + Experience in a laboratory setting an asset; + Good interpersonal skills along with the ability to exercise diplomacy and tact. 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.

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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:

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Scientist - Assay Development


  • Assay Development Scientist

  • Assay Development

  • Skills Required

  • Scientist, Assay Development, Immunology If you are a Scientist with experience, please read on! Located in the Bay Area we are a well-established biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutics. We are seeking a skilled assay development scientist with a strong background working with cell-based assays as well as murine tumor models.

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • Highly competitive compensation

  • Top of the line benefits

  • 401(k) - Bonus programs

What You Need for this Position Required: - Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology or a closely related discipline

  • Minimum of 1 year postdoc industry experience

  • Hands-on experience working with murine tumor models

  • Experience with in vitro based assays So, if you are a Scientist with experience, please apply today! Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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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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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 therapeutics/in vitro/and/in vivo/in 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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Development Scientist II, Early Assay Development

Position Summary This position will develop, oversee, and or perform test method for biotherapeutics in the area of mass spectrometry and surface plasmon resonance (SPR). This position reports directly to the Director of Early Assay Development, is expected to work independently, and oversees scientist and associates in the lab. The candidate should have an established track record characterizing antibodies, proteins, and peptides. This position will be utilizing mass spectrometry, HPLC, UPLC, SPR as the major characterization methodology. However, the candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in a broad array of other characterization techniques. The candidate should have excellent team, effective organizational, writing and presentation skills. In addition, this position is expected to interact regularly with scientific staff in other Research & Development groups as well as Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Quality Control groups. The ability to accurately and independently generate procedures, protocols, reports, and CMC section content for regulatory filings pertaining to test methods is a crucial requirement of this position. Principal Responsibilities + Experimental characterization, testing and method development for monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins. (50%) + Participating in general laboratory operations including equipment maintenance and organization (10%) + New technology evaluation and manage the activities of the external research laboratories (10%)

  • Authoring CMC sections for regulatory, technical reports, department-specific protocols and general operating procedures (20%) + Managing team members and playing a key role on cross-functional teams (10%) Qualifications

  • Position requires in-depth knowledge of general test methods for testing protein therapeutics including monoclonal antibodies and glycoproteins.

  • The candidate must be familiar with the regulatory guidelines that are related to testing biotherapeutics and the validation of test methods.

  • An ideal candidate has been involved with assay development, optimization, and qualification for protein therapeutics.

  • Position requires an overall understanding of instrumentation associated with the protein assays pertaining to biopharmaceuticals.

  • Knowledge of method development using mass spectrometry, surface plasmon resonance, and other characterization techniques, is essential.

  • Ability to take initiative in problem solving.

  • Ability to consistently bring independent, scientific approach to method development.

  • A thorough understanding of GLP and quality guidelines is expected for a successful candidate.

  • The individual must be able to give clear instructions and to train personal as required on practices within the laboratory. Planning and organizing skills are required to plan, execute and track commitments of the laboratory and to adjust to changing priorities.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as is the strong ability to communicate effectively. Education Ph.D. in a scientific discipline (Biochemistry, Analytical or Biological Sciences), with at least 5 years of relevant assay development experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. *LI-DD1 [[filter5]], [[filter1]] [[filter4]] Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders. Alexion developed and commercializes Soliris® (eculizumab), the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. As the global leader in complement inhibition, Alexion is strengthening and broadening its portfolio of complement inhibitors, including evaluating potential indications for eculizumab in additional severe and ultra-rare disorders. Alexion’s metabolic franchise includes two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders, Strensiq® (asfotase alfa) to treat patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP) and Kanuma™ (sebelipase alfa) to treat patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). In addition, Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry, with highly innovative product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit or download our App for iPhones and Blackberries. Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer

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Research Specialist C/D Assay Development

RESEARCH SPECIALIST C/D ASSAY DEVELOPMENT Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Posting Details Posting Details Reference Number 40-25372 Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST C/D ASSAY DEVELOPMENT School Name Perelman School of Medicine Org DM-Gene Therapy Program Posted to the Web 04/12/2017 Posted Job/Salary Grade 026/027 Employment Type Exempt Hours 40.00 Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 8:00 - 5:00 Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.

This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. School/Center Overview Duties The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is a state-of-the-art facility advancing gene therapy efforts through its own basic and translational research, providing vector-related materials and services through the UPenn Vector Core, and taking therapies into the clinic with scalable production and GLP/ GMP testing in the Process Development group.GTP’s Analytics Group is currently accepting applications for a Research Specialist C/D position in the Assay Development Group Group. The candidate will execute various characterization and lot release assays to assess the potency of viral-based vectors produced in the Gene Therapy Program in support of manufacturing as well as IND-enabling, Pharmacology/Toxicology and Clinical studies.

The duties include design of potency assays, report writing, training of QC personnel and thorough documentation for all activities. Must be detail-oriented, organized, technically competent and be able to perform hands-on work in the laboratory. The Research Specialist C would be responsible for basic research projects, performing assay validation and the Research Specialist D is responsible for multiple complex research projects and will design the validations studies to progress assay development.The Research Specialist C/D will participate in writing of the SOP and BRF documents and will present data internally.

The Research Specialist D will be responsible for training QC personnel and will present data with project sponsors, as well as internally. For the Research Specialist C requires 3-5+ years relevant laboratory experience is required; for the Research Specialist 6+ years relevant laboratory experience is required. Qualifications Experience with cell culture and assay development is required.Previous analytic assay development in one or more aspects such as ELISA, enzymatic, in-cell westerns, and/or high content imaging technologies is preferred but not required.Experience with GraphPad Prism and/or JMP is preferred but not required.Previous development of SOP and BRF is a plus but is not required.Must be self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment.

Strong oral and written communication skills are required Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). + * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? + Jobs@Penn

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