Associate Scientist

Andover, Massachusetts
August 03 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization in Andover, MA, to enable development of biological therapeutics. The qualified candidate will be responsible for applying analytical methods in the assessment of product quality, detection of impurities, and protein characterization. Within Analytical R&D the candidate will join the Project Progression & Biochemistry Group focused on monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, vaccines, and other biological modalities. This group develops analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products in the pipeline; this includes method development, process support, formulation and stability support, product characterization and method qualification.

  • Responsible for performing HPLC, SDS-PAGE, iCE, and CE and applying these methods to a broad range of biotherapeutics for early and late stage products.
  • The candidate must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • The candidate is expected to tabulate data, provide data interpretation to their teams and to their customers.
  • Revise/review/author test methods and technical reports



  • The candidate should have a minimum of a B.S degree in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline, and 0-5 years of experience working with biological molecules using an array of analytical methodologies.


  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge in protein biochemistry and analytical chemistry, and experience using some or all of the following techniques: all modes of HPLC, SDS-PAGE, iCE, CE, and/or peptide mapping for analysis of biologicals including; proteins, antibodies, peptides, and conjugates.
  • Industrial experience and an understanding of the drug development process are desired. GMP/GLP knowledge is desired.
  • Non-technical attributes required include: verbal and written communication skills, cooperation and teamwork skills, and self-awareness.


Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.


Occasional work-related travel may be needed.

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