Senior Scientist - Immunoassay



August 7, 2014

Primary Duties:
* Responsible for the design, development, and validation (both internal and external at CROs) of a broad range of bioanalytical assays including Immunoassays (PK, ADA, and biomarker) and activity or cell-based neutralizing antibody assays to support in accordance with appropriate global regulatory guidance.
* Schedule activities in accordance with line function and program/corporate goals/assignments and priorities supporting Discovery, Nonclinical and Clinical programs.
* Represent Bioanalytical and Biomarker Development group in project/program team meetings to ensure timely communication and delivery of high quality bioanalytical and biomarker data results.
* Manage both internal and external work, including interactions with technical and administrative staff at CROs or external vendors.
* Introduce innovative approaches/technology platforms in assay development and apply them across multiple programs.
* Actively network and collaborate with colleagues within and outside of Research & Non-clinical Department.
* Author or contribute to Clinical Study Report sections, regulatory documents and abstracts/manuscripts for publication. Review assay validation and bioanalytical reports.

60% Design, develop, and implement high complexity bioanalytical test methods (PK, anti-drug antibody, biomarkers, etc) in compliance with GLP/CLIA and regulatory guidance to support Research, Non-clinical, and Clinical studies.
10% Perform quality review of assay results and data entry.
10% Write and review technical and data analysis reports, and maintain accurate, precise, legible documentations.
10% Manage external vendors/CROs.
10% Assess progress relative to objectives and communicates progress periodically to supervisor and key stakeholders within and outside Group.

Education and Experience Requirements:
* PhD in life science with 5+ years of industry experience
* Experience in developing and validating (GLP or GMP or CLIA) analytical and/or bioanalytical test methods required.
* Experience with development, validation and performance of bioanalytical assay methods in a regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and/or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment is required.
* Experience in placing and managing external work at CROs or CMOs is preferred.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:
* Hands on experience and proficiency with the use of various bioanalytical tools including but not limited to ELISA, MSD, Western, enzymatic assays, cell-based assays, nucleotide hybridizations techniques, etc.
* Ability to design assay development experiments and troubleshoot assay development independently
* Excellent management and organizational skills, and attention to detail, are essential.
* Cross/inter-departmental representation experience, e.g., on project teams, is highly preferred. * Candidate must be highly independent and motivated, has excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to deliver results in a fast paced environment.

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  • Company Shire
  • Contact Name Shire
  • Contact Phone 9999999999
  • Position Location Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Job Reference Code 7768BR
  • Minimum Required Education Master's Degree
  • Minimum Preferred Education Ph.D.
  • Career Level Experienced Non-manager
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