Sr Research Associate/Scientist, Bioanalysis

September 11, 2019
South San Francisco, CA
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Sr Research Associate/Scientist, Bioanalysis
South San Francisco, CA
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong GLP bioanalysis experience. The successful candidate will work as a bench Sr Research Associate/ Scientist in the Pharmacology Department and participate in the method development, qualification, and sample analysis of drugs in biological matrices.
Professional Responsibilities

  • Conduct bioanalytical method development and sample analysis using immunoassays to quantify protein therapeutics in biological matrices, assess drug immunogenicity.
  • Manage sample logistics in support of preclinical and clinical studies
  • Partner with CROs to manage and monitor outsourced PK/ADA assays
  • Independently design, implement and analyze experiments, as well as follow and incorporate relevant published findings related to research, methodologies and technologies and propose scientifically based recommendations
  • Troubleshoot assay performance and sample testing as needed
  • Interpret and analyze data, contribute to bioanalytical reports, and communicate the findings to project teams
  • Prepare and present technical information at internal/external meetings
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date hard/electronic lab documents, and GLP training records

Professional Requirements

  • Experience with method development and validation for PK and immunogenicity using immunoassay.
  • Experience with LC-MS/MS for biotherapeutics is a plus
  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience with GLP requirements and practices for a bioanalytical lab
  • Ability to work independently and on teams with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot bioanalytical methods
  • Experience with outsourcing LBA, ADA, LC-MS/MS assays to CROs
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to interpret complex data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Softmax and graphical computer programs (e.g. SIGMAPLOT)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail oriented with good organizational, documentation and technical writing skills


  • Sr Research Associate: BS/MS in analytical chemistry or related disciplines, with more than 5 years of bioanalytical industry experience.
  • Associate Scientist: BS/MS in analytical chemistry or related disciplines, with more than 10 years of bioanalytical industry experience.
  • Scientist: 1+ years industry experience with PhD in biology, analytical chemistry or related disciplines

Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent team-player comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Energetic, resourceful self-starter with high integrity
  • Innovative, enthusiastic, creative, and accountability
  • Adaptable and resilient with a problem-solving orientation 
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