Assay Development Scientist, ELISA/Immunoassay (6-month contract)


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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the Assay Development Scientist, ELISA/Immunoassay will in a timely manner develop immunoassay (ELISA) methods to support DMPK study.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Function as Analytical Development Scientist focusing on ELISA/Immunoassay development.
  • Perform method development and apply methods to monitor drug levels in biological matrices.
  • Write technical documents such as test methods, SOPs, protocols, and reports.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable lab safety, and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate professionally with internal and external partners.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in biochemistry or related field, with 1+ years of related work experience. Knowledge and/or experience in assay qualification. Experience in GLP settings is a plus.
  • Depth of analytical knowledge and experience in immunoassay approaches to supporting DMPK, especially working experience with animal tissue samples and matrix effects.
  • Competency with common laboratory operations and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow lab requirements, keep detailed records, and competently peer-review analytical data and results.
  • Ability to resolve non-routine problems requiring evaluation of data and factor analysis.
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually to properly design experiments and analyze results.


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