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US-WA-EverettL: Scientist in biological and pharmaceutical

Date: 26-Jun-2014
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Scientist in biological and pharmaceutical

The Scientist, Analytical Biology provides technical and scientific expertise in method development, validation and execution of flow cytometric methods in support of preclinical studies. Must have a thorough understanding of immunological biomarkers, flow cytometry and immunoassays. This position requires rigorous attention to detail, excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams of Study Directors, Quality Assurance, and other departmental personnel. Responsibilities:

Perform all study work in compliance with GLP regulations and maintain all related documentation in accordance with SOPs, Study Protocol, Analytical Study Plans. Performs other types of in vitro molecular and cellular assays as needed (e.g. ELISA, multiplexed bead-based technologies, and intracellular staining ICS, EliSpot). GLP method development, validation and execution of flow cytometry and other assay methods for evaluation of toxicological and biological endpoints in support of preclinical studies. Manage and review data to ensure accuracy, completeness, consistency and regulatory compliance. Assist in study and assay design. Prepare and modify SOPs as needed. Design and execute appropriate analytical procedures; critically review data and write study reports Serve as contributing scientist on GLP studies and as scientific resource for junior staff, peers and study directors


BS or MS in biological, pharmaceutical science or related field plus 4 years, or PhD with 1 year post-graduate relevant experience 4 years (or PhD with 1 year) experience in flow cytometry and other bioassay methodologies. Method development, execution, analysis and writing scientific reports. Immunology background and GLP experience strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication in English. Ability to read, write, review, interpret and summarize scientific material. Intermediate to advanced computer skills Ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups: clients, vendors, internal and external colleagues. Advanced data analysis, interpretation and graphical presentation skills Continual GLP training Requires excellent data analysis skills and ability to critically review data for scientific/technical merit and accuracy. Must have a meticulous attention to detail.

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