Danny Mincey

Assay Development Associate III


Job Title: Assay Development Associate III

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development, and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

As an Assay Development Associate III, you will be responsible for activities in assay development including (but not limited to) bioassays, cellular assays, protein assays, and flow cytometry. The position requires the utmost attention to detail, very strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and a basic understanding of laboratory instrumentation. In addition, effective communication skills and the ability to function in a fast- paced, highly technical environment with minimal supervision are essential for success.

The following are responsibilities related to the Assay Development Associate III:

• Adhere to Good Documentation Practices.
• Enters observations and results into the appropriate trending databases for periodic analysis and trending.
• Assists the AD Team with maintaining proper overall operation of department (physical inventories, logs, documentation, filing, etc.).
• Assists with the implementation of quality improvement initiatives for AD laboratory operations
• Maintains laboratory supplies, media and reagents inventory.
• Adheres to procedures and practices to ensure data integrity and traceability.
• Responsible for assisting with routine laboratory upkeep and organization.
• Other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Assay Development Associate III position.

• BS or higher degree in the biological sciences or related field required.
• Minimum of 5 years relevant laboratory experience required.
• Strong background and experience with cell-based immunological in vitro methods (e.g. MLR, cytotoxicity, HLA-restriction, CTLp, cell proliferation, etc.) and instrumentation.
• Knowledge and technical expertise in areas of assay development, optimization and validation leveraging off- the-shelf technologies such as ELISA, flow cytometry, PCR/other molecular biology-based assays).
• Study design, data/statistical analysis, reporting results in both written and oral format (presentation).
• Flow cytometry experience, preferably with BD FACs systems using FACSuite software, including assay development and qualification.
• ELISA, bioassay, Western blot, cell based assay experience include assay development.
• Previous experience working with aseptic techniques and culturing of mammalian cells and familiarity with cell culturing basics.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot as necessary.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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