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US: Research Associate II

Date: 07-Sep-2017
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Research Associate II

The successful candidate will participate in the transfer of newly developed products from the Life Science Group Reagents R&D team to Manufacturing. Product transfer consists of a variable mix of lab work and computer work. Typical activities include the development and documentation of production procedures and quality control test procedures, as well as the subsequent training of Manufacturing personnel. Additional responsibilities include material setup in Bio-Rad's ERP system. To a lesser extent, other activities include supporting the Reagents R&D team in the development of new reagents products and providing post-launch technical support to Manufacturing.

Bachelorís Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or other related field. The candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience combined with a solid understanding of common molecular biology and biochemistry concepts and techniques. Additionally, the candidate should have a general understanding of R&D and Manufacturing practices and should be familiar with production procedures and quality control procedures. Experience with PCR / qPCR, cDNA synthesis, bead-based multiplexed immunoassays, and laboratory automation systems is preferred. Familiarity with product transfer, formulation development, SAP, and DOE / DFSS / LSS is a plus. This position requires the ability to develop and document procedures for diverse laboratory techniques. Good writing, laboratory, and computer skills are mandatory, as is the ability to quickly learn new skills and apply them in diverse situations. The candidate must be familiar with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and must have more extensive experience with Excel (e.g. working with formulas, using lookup tables, etc). The candidate must possess good organizational skills and able to work independently. The candidate must be reliable and attentive to detail. The candidate must have good communication skills and must be able work effectively within a cross-functional team.

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