Associate Scientist- Assay Development

Charles River
June 18, 2022
South San Francisco, CA
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For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Job SummaryAssociate Scientist/Scientist (Assay Development) Job Summary We are seeking an Associate Scientist/Scientist for our Antibody Discovery site located in South San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate will work as a part of the Assay Development team to support biochemical/biophysical characterization of antibodies, high throughput hit screening, and assay development on new capabilities. This role will require work primarily in a laboratory setting. You will possess strong interpersonal skills, a highly collaborative work ethic, the ability to adapt to changing needs, and the capacity to multitask to meet key goals. Key technical skills: • Familiarity with bioanalytical methods including ELISA, AlphaLISA, and other binding assays. • Strong analytical capability including data fitting and analysis of real-time kinetics.• Hands-on experience with biosensors such as Octet and Biacore strongly preferred.• Hands-on experience with antibody purification, sandwich binding or other functional assays with antibodies is a plus.• Hands-on experience with running flow cytometry and downstream data analysis (e.g., FlowJo) is a plus.Job QualificationsQualifications: • Bachelor’s or Masters in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related fields.• 0-3 years of laboratory experience in biotech/industry strongly preferred. Recent graduates may apply. Possibility of training highly motivated research associates on different high throughput assay development platforms. • Basic understanding of protein-protein interactions and principles of protein biochemistry, and experience handling proteins and antibodies strongly preferred. • Highly motivated with a strong willingness to learn and grow. Must be able to work productively in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.• Excellent communication skills are essential. Vaccine MandateCharles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About DiscoveryDiscovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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