Senior Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
June 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Summary

The Senior Associate Scientist will be primarily responsible for in-process analysis using HPLC, UPLC and LC/MS, GC/MS. In addition to analytical support, the incubent will be expected to perform downstream purification of monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and polysaccharides. The Sr. Associate Scientist will be expected to execute experiments, evaluate and report results under guidance of supervisor.The job function requires judgment and innovation to achieve a solution within standard practices and procedures.

Position Responsibilities
  • Execute, improve and develop analytical methods to support upstream and downstream process development.
  • Perform downstream purification in small scale
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Vaccine Research and Development organization including Bioprocess Fermentation, Analytical, and Formulation Development groups.
  • Present problems and propose solutions in discussions with group members.
  • Independently analyze, interpret, and provide conclusion and present experimental data.
  • Keep abreast of scientific/ technological development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review. Utilize new technologies and establish those technologies to improve understanding of bioprocess.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements
  • Satisfactorily complete all GLP and safety training in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace
  • Perform timely notebook entries and review for completed experiments.

Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
  • BS degree with 2-5 or Masters degree with 0-2 years relevant experience
  • A strong background in analytical chemistry, protein biochemistry, biophysics, and separation techniques is essential. Hands on experience with liquid chromatorgraph is preferred.
  • Experience isolating/purifying proteins from both microbial and mammalian systems is preferred

Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required

Technical Skills Requirements
  • Knowledge and ability to independently design, plan, and execute instrumental analysis and purification / recovery activities. Proficiency and ability to utilize various techniques such as UPLC, HPLC, FPLC, LC/MS, UV-Vis, CD, fluorescence spectroscopy to isolate and, when necessary, characterize purified vaccine candidates.
  • Independently analyze and provide conclusions regarding experimental data generated

- Last Date to Apply for Job: June 25,2021
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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