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Associate Scientist

Thousand oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

protein chemistry
Antibody Purification
cell culture

Job Details:

In this vital role you will serve our global network with the creation, inventory and distribution of critical reagents required for characterization, in-process and release testing of biological products.

You will work with a small team of outstanding scientists to lead and support the purification and conjugation of antibodies and proteins used in Immunoassays, bioassays, the creation and characterization ready-to-plate bioassay cell banks as well as technology development efforts to continuously improve existing processes

Purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and conjugation of proteins using resin-based technologies and HPLC instruments,

Characterization of Critical Reagents utilizing Biacore, 2D gel and western blots and preparation of Certificates of Analysis

Creation and characterization of adherent and suspension cell lines to build robust and high quality cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based bioassays

Management of a sophisticated inventory database and inventory forecasting and planning

Assess, develop and implement process improvements for generation and inventory management of all critical reagents

· Communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional team members, clients and partner organizations

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a hardworking and highly motivated scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
Master’s degree and 2 years protein biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years protein biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong hands-on experience in antibody purification and cell culture/cell biology techniques, protein conjugation,

Candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand, apply, and evaluate principles of protein chemistry and cell biology.

Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills; Demonstration of proficiency in digital data analysis and visualization

Experience in digital inventory database management

Strong and broad skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management; specifically, knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet. Successfully manages multiple projects from conception through completion

Innovation and complexity: Make changes in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.

Communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams

Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, and advanced laboratory work skills

A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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