Associate Scientist – Research and Development


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Bridgewater, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, performs routine qualitative and quantitative laboratory procedures following all safety protocols and GLP as defined by the customer
Prepares buffers, experiments, and samples for analysis and accurately reports results, in a timely manner, to contribute to scientific meetings and project outcomes
Operation and routine maintenance of laboratory instruments and troubleshooting procedures in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Accurately documents all procedures following customer requirements
Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

BS/BA degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, or biology with direct laboratory course work and 2-3 years direct laboratory experience

Working knowledge of experimental laboratory instruments and scientific products.

Experience with safe laboratory practices and procedures

Previous experience working in a GLP/GMP facility a plus


Working knowledge of experimental laboratory instruments such as HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS, GC, UV-Vis, and FTIR to perform analytical characterization of both small molecules and biologics.

Experience with bacterial and mammalian cell protein expression and/or viral vector production.

Purification, and characterization of recombinant proteins and/or viral vectors using techniques such as FPLC, UFDF, filtration, SDS-PAGE, qPCR, western blot, and ELISA.

Handling of chemicals and/ or biological materials

Explore novel technologies and facilitate technical discussions with internal teams.

Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups

Strong communication skills

Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality

Ability to understand and follow scientific protocols, policies and procedures

Must be flexible, forward-thinking, and motivated

Able to act independently and manage responsibilities while following scientific direction

Must be able to lift 25lbs minimum

Basic computing skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent)

Skilled at prioritizing tasks, problem solving, and meeting deadlines

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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