Research Associate II, Clinical Laboratory Assay Development (#0157) Singulex
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Category: Diagnostics
Demonstrates understanding of the technology encompassed in and practiced with the Singulex assays as well as other assay platforms employed by the Clinical lab, and understands general immunoassay principles.
Performs assays and data analysis with moderate supervision. With consultation may begin to design and conduct assay development experiments, assay optimization and scale-up tasks as part of a group effort coordinated by senior members of the team. May also, with consultation, be involved in planning, execution and documentation of experiments that support feasibility investigations for newly proposed projects.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to: troubleshooting, assay feasibility, guard band and stability studies, preclinical assay performance studies, verification and validation studies.
Operates lab instruments according to established procedures and prepares reagents as needed.
Analyzes human specimens (blood, serum and plasma) for specific analytes using Singulex or other immunoassays.
May be required to work non-standard hours; for example second shift, some weekends.
Analyzes, summarizes and reports data generated from experiments, draws conclusions from experimental results and suggests follow-up actions with consideration of prior experimental findings (self and others) with moderate supervision. Proposes new studies or investigations based on findings and efforts in relation to project needs. May work on independent projects.
Presents data at Team meetings or to small focus groups and participates in brainstorming and troubleshooting sessions within a team setting, suggesting solutions to problems.
Ensures compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Demonstrates and applies knowledge of basic scientific principles to experimental responsibilities and demonstrates a clear understanding of and begins to apply the principles, requirements and practices of Assay Development.
Demonstrates knowledge of basic assay design principles as well as basic understanding of antibodies and antibody-antigen interactions.
Maintains familiarity with current technology related information and/or literature and may conduct project related information searches and literature searches.
Trains others in laboratory procedures and processes as appropriate, providing feedback to Supervisor on training progress.
Performs and takes a leadership role in general laboratory tasks such as reagent preparation, inventory, laboratory clean up and organization of work.
Performs other duties and assumes additional departmental responsibilities as required. Performs other assignments and tasks as directed.
Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills. Maintains appropriate laboratory records, notebooks, and other formal company documentation, as required.
Works under general supervision, receiving minimal instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments, and detailed instructions or training on new applications or responsibilities
Works on directed assignments of a diverse scope in a team environment where analysis and understanding of data requires evaluation of various identifiable factors, and exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies to determine appropriate conclusion and follow up action.
BS or MS in Biological Sciences (e.g. biology, biotechnology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry).
2 (MS) ? 5 (BS) years industry experience (experience in a Clinical Laboratory environment and immunoassay development experience preferred).
Good understanding of immunoassay methods used for protein analysis (i.e. EIA, bead (e.g., Luminex platform), ECL, ELISA) required.
Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) required.
Experience developing clinical diagnostic assays and/or working with laboratory automation is a plus.
Must be an analytical thinker who can follow detailed guidelines and perform troubleshooting experiments when required.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with a good level of computer literacy.
Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word programs required.
Clear understanding of the technology and components involved in the Singulex assays desired.
Excellent cross-functional team participation skills.
Consistently displays a positive, patient attitude and extends respect and courtesy toward Supervisors and peers alike.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Results and goals oriented.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; flexible and quickly adaptable to changing priorities.
Ability to inculcate the Singulex ?Top-5? core values and serve as positive example to team members and others within the organization.
Effective personal communication skills, shares knowledge with excellent training skills.
Having integrity and a strong work ethic.
Passionate for both personal and corporate success.
Ability to work with minimal supervision as a member of a team.
Commitment to quality.
Enthusiasm, attention to detail, the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, ability to think ?out of the box,? and ability to work effectively with others in a fast paced, highly-productive environment.
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