Research Associate I Position Description
- Independently perform formulation and process activities for buffer screening activities.
- Analyze samples using established bioassays.
- Apply statistical design of experiments methodology and results.
- Effectively communicate results of experiments and analyses to supervisor and/or project teams.
- Write and maintain data in laboratory notebooks in accurate and timely manner.
- Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions.
- Perform buffer screening and formulation development activities of vaccines.
- Conduct basic formulation and particle characterization analytics
- Maintain cell-culture, and perform cell-based bioassays.
- Set up and carry out formulation stability studies in a development.
- Perform new procedures with only general instructions.
- Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summary).
- Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions with guidance from supervisor.
- Good understanding of basic experimental objectives and concepts of experimental design.
- Possess practical knowledge in formulation, buffer screening and formulation process development activities.
- Possess practical knowledge in passaging cells and maintaining cell banks.
- Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry, and of statistics.
- Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
- Possess good oral and written communication skills.
- Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.
- Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.
- Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.
- BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Life Sciences. 1-3 years laboratory experience, experience in particulate formulations and bioassays.
- Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, and help solve problems with instrument operation.
- Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
- Typical laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
- Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 25 pounds).
- Requires approximately 5 % travel. (Expected to be infrequent.)
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- 401K Plan with Company Match
- Life and AD&D Insurance
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