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6636 Research Associate II

Company: Harvest Technical Services, Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Duties: Bioanalytical Sciences develops analytical methods for the detection of drugs, antibodies to protein therapeutics, and biomarkers in biological matrices from non-clinical and clinical subjects to support projects through multiple stages of development. The qualified candidate plans and performs activities required for Critical Reagent preparation, characterization, and release testing in a regulated environment while exercising significant technical discretion. Responsibilities: Can include sample preparation, sample analysis, GLP documentation, report and SOP generation, assay validation, and troubleshooting. Level of hire (RA I/II/SRA) is dependent on experience. Produce consistently prepared and well-characterized reagents to reduce the risk of assay failure and ensure methods meet regulatory requirements. Responsible for the development and quality of Critical Reagents including purifying proteins, conducting protein conjugations (e.g. biotinylation, ruthenylation using standard chemistry), purifying DNA plasmids, assessing their purity, affinity, and concentration, and generating Certificates of Analysis. Monitors and or trends lot-to-lot variability and may assist with reagent troubleshooting Enhance the analytical capabilities of the group. Prepare SOPs, reports, and documents such as characterization protocols, development reports, and testing data reports. Share responsibility for lab maintenance duties. Participates in meetings and presents data. Responsible for the generation, characterization, and release of critical reagents used in clinical and non-clinical sample analysis, the CRG Research Associate will be a critical service to the assay development and testing groups by building and continuously supplying customized protein reagents for internal and outsourced assays. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities in this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Skills: Research Associate II: Required: Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in a bioanalytical laboratory, research laboratory, or biotechnology company. Master's degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience. Preferred: Skills with protein conjugations, protein characterization (including SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC), chromatography systems (experience with Akta instruments preferred), DNA plasmid purification and characterization, and other analytical methods or analytical experience in a regulated lab environment. Experience with generating Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Steps in consultation with the supervisor. Senior Research Associate I: Required: Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of relevant experience; Master's degree with at least 4 years of relevant experience. Preferred: Skills with protein conjugations, protein characterization (including SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC), chromatography systems (experience with Akta instruments preferred), DNA plasmid purification and characterization, and other analytical methods or analytical experience in a regulated lab environment. Independently designs execute, troubleshoots, and interprets complex sets of experiments or procedures. Ability to manage projects of significant complexity across various groups/functions. Give effective oral presentations at department and interdepartmental meetings. Education: Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in a bioanalytical laboratory, research laboratory, or biotechnology company. Master's degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience. PLEASE NOTE: Our client has mandated COVID-19 vaccination for their workforce, all external personnel providing services to our client are required to comply with this requirement.

Keywords: Harvest Technical Services, Inc., San Rafael , 6636 Research Associate II, Other , San Rafael, California

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