Senior Research Associate, Clinical Immunology

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Posted: 09/04/2019 Industry: Biotech/R&D/Science Job Number: 49486

  Research  Associate  to  join our Clinical  Immunology  department  in Gaithersburg, MD.  This  individual will  play  an  important  role testing  clinical  samples as well as  in assay development and qualification.   Qualified  individuals are expected  to generate and qualify antigen stocks & to perform  ELISAs for clinical testing, in addition to training new technicians and leading a group of technicians in high throughput clinical testing.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Play a  key role  in  performing technical  laboratory processes,  including training on existing  assays and  clinical testing related  activities as per  schedule and  under  management discretion  in a  GCLP  environment.
  • Individual will be required to perform routine assays with high sample throughput.
  • Individual will be required  to record  all data  in specified  formats (including electronic).
  • Individual will additionally  be responsible  for activities  related  to  assay development including  optimization  and  qualification/ validation of assays.
  • Individual will assist the Laboratory  Lead or above  with  analysis  and  interpretation of  clinical and/or experimental data.
  • Individual  must  ensure  that  corporate, quality, regulatory  and  safety procedures/requirements are being  observed  and  followed at  all times.
  • Individual will  maintain accurate  inventories and will  be responsible  for  informing lab support about  ordering  supplies.
  • Individual will be responsible  for  facility housekeeping according to regulations.
  • Individual will be responsible for drafting SOPs, writing reports and presenting data in various formats.

 Minimum Requirements: 
  • BS degree in relevant scientific discipline with 5+ years' industry experience or  Master' s  degree  in  relevant scientific discipline with 3+ years of experience.
  • Must have 3-5 years hands on industry experience or collaboration with industry with different types of ELISA assays.
  • Prior experience working with  aseptic  technique and working  in a  BSL-2/BSL-2 plus  laboratory.
  • Previous experience with high throughput and automated assays.
  • Working  knowledge of  colorimetric assays  for enzyme activity  and  inhibition.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, SoftmaxPro GxP and LIMS.
  • Candidate must  be  flexible  in  time  management and have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently and a team player who can work cross functionally. Attention to detail is highly desirable.
  • Prior Experience with SAS, JMP or similar Statistical programs desirable.
Joyce Plested, Senior Director, Clinical Immunology and Mingzhu Zhu, Principal Scientist, Clinical Immunology. Joyce and Mingzhu Temp to perm Looking for 1-2 candidates for TTH for clinical immunology department – RAII or Senior RA. Range for SR RA – 65- 75k RAII – 52-60k

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