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Scientist Analytical Assays Woburn United States,  

Posted on : 12 April 2017

Project Description

We are looking for an Analytical (Assays) Scientist with experience in assay development and analytical testing for our R&D department in Woburn, MA and additional work in the Netherlands. You will be responsible for day to day laboratory operations within client and in-house projects, using a variety of assay methods, analytical systems and processes. You will be involved in designing studies, optimizing methodology, as well as, contributing to proposals, protocols and reports.   The selected candidate will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. As part of this group, personal as well as scientific growth are encouraged and developed. In this position, you will report to the Associate Director of DSP and Analytical Sciences at Woburn. A cover letter and CV or resume should show that you have: 4 or more years of experience in analytical technologies and cell culture with a some background or education in purification; Research, process development or production experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment. GMP experience is preferred; Experience with a wide variety of analytical methods used in the biotechnology industry (for both cells and proteins); Proven skill with biomolecule analytical method development and routine testing. Experience cell-based activity and viral titer assays is ideal; A Graduate degree (or BSc with extensive relevant experience) in life science biotechnology, biochemical engineering or relate field. Specific analytical skills being sought include: SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and IEF ELISA, enzyme activity assays, and Cytokine assays Spectrophotometric test methods FACS and Fluorescence focus infectivity assays Cell culture, virus culture and virus plaque assays Cell culture in T-flasks, micro carriers, and (small) spinner flasks In the interviews it will be clear that: You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment; You are capable of working independently and participating with the team; You have excellent communication and documentation skills; You enjoy and are capable of complex troubleshooting/problem solving; You are willing to work on a temporary basis in our Headquarters  in Leiden, The Netherlands; You are capable of keeping meticulous track of experimental data and results in lab notebooks, have an understanding of the necessary work and are able to meet deadlines; You can work under pressure and do not have a 9 till 5 mentality; You enjoy both hands-on, theoretical work and developing/investigating new technologies. You can send your application letter and resume to Mrs. Mirjam Bollema, Director HR, by email


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