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Senior Research Associate, Analytical & Bioassay

date posted 02/19/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2583301
location San Diego, California

Position Overview:

CMC bioassay and analytical development team is looking for a highly motivated colleague to perform testing and characterization activities in support of pre-clinical and clinical programs. The candidate should have strong working knowledge of protein analysis; be adept at bioassay and analytical techniques and can carry out laboratory experiments with minimal supervision. Additionally, this position participates in planning unit operations/experiments under supervision and drafting support documentation for ongoing programs, so attention to detail, organization and good laboratory documentation practices are desired. In support of our fast-paced department, the ideal candidate will be adept at managing multiple projects and studies simultaneously, while still producing consistent and reliable results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform cell-based in vitro assays with minimal supervision and assist assay optimization and technology transfer to CROs. Reporter cell line engineering experience is desired but not required.

  • Participate in assay development and carry out state-of-the-art protein-based assays, e.g. ELISA, Western, Capillary Electrophoresis, DSF, SPR etc. to determine drug candidate activity, identity and purity in support of CMC activities.

  • Perform assay evaluation for range, linearity, precision, accuracy, and LOQ, etc. in accordance of ICH and FDA guidelines.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with various methods and instrument e.g. plate reader, flow cytometer, qPCR, SPR etc.

  • Manage priority, plan experiments, conduct analysis and report results to project teams.

  • Prepare research reports and presentations for team meetings, and draft laboratory standard operation procedures.

  • Collaborate with internal teams and provide support to different functional groups as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in the Life Sciences and 8 years of lab experience or related field; OR M.S. and 6 years in biomedical sciences or related field, with a minimum of 3-4 years of bioassay experience.

  • Ability to follow SOP’s and to perform testing in an accurate and reproducible manner.

  • Familiarity with ICH, USP and FDA requirements.

  • Effective problem-solving/troubleshooting skills required.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-orientated environment.

  • Committed to working in a collaborative manner.

  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.

  • Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.

  • Good oral and written communication skills a must.

  • Ability to effectively and clearly explain results to other team members.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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