Research Associate 1/2/3 Bioanalytical Development

San Antonio, TX
Reports to:
Principal Scientist / Group Leader, Bioanalytical Services or Analytical Development

The Company

Scorpion Biological Services is an innovation-driven contract research, development and biomanufacturing organization offering clients a customized, integrated, end-to-end solution for their large molecule discovery research, process and analytical method development and services, cGMP manufacturing and product characterization, and QC release testing needs. Our approach enables us to forge collaborative client relationships that move beyond the traditional service outsourcing model into full product development collaborations.

Position Summary 

ScorpionBio has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate 1, 2 or 3 to join the growing team of scientific staff in the Bioanalytical Development and Services Group. This is a permanent, full-time role based in San Antonio, Texas. 

Reporting directly to the Principal Scientist in the department of Bioanalytical/ Analytical Development the Research Associate will work with the laboratory team to implement research programs at Scorpion. The Research Associate will primarily be involved assay development, method qualification, execution of experimental protocols, performing data analysis, and generating assay reports under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). It is expected that >75% of the employee’s time will be spent at the bench. The employee will also be involved supporting analytical activities for the CMC team and releasing clinical lots.

The ideal candidate must be organized, initiative-taking, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic biotech environment. She/he must be versatile and adapt to rapid change with a strong desire to make a significant impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for executing experimental protocols using SOPs and performing data analysis. This includes, but not limited to, experiments using molecular techniques, qPCR, cell culture, cell-based assays, ELISA, flow cytometry and protein analysis.
  • Follows the laboratory procedures for blood or specimen handling and processing.
  • Executes bioanalytical methods including test method suitability studies in a GXP environment. Perform data analysis and generate assay reports. 
  • Performs work in a QC environment and adheres to laboratory’s quality control polices, document quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed.
  • Adheres to Good laboratory Practices (GLP). Makes detailed observations and conducts data analysis, translating these observations into cohesive notebook entries as per and technical reports.
  • Assures proper labelling, handling, and storage of samples, adheres to all safety requirements, and follows safe procedures, and attends all required safety and health training, including handling hazardous waste. 
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned and directed by the supervisor.
  • Expected to spend >75% of the employee’s time at the bench

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Masters degree required in a related scientific field (Microbiology, Immunology, or Molecular biology preferred).
  • Just graduated with some lab experience or with one or more years of lab experience depending on the position. 
  • Experience or knowledge on following laboratory methods is preferred. Mammalian cell culture, Cell based assays, Immunoassays, Molecular cloning and related techniques, Quantitative PCR, SDS PAGE and Western Blotting, ELISA, ELISPOT, multiplex flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunoassays, and cell-based assays
  • Experience in processing blood samples to isolate PBMC is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Outstanding ability to execute the method, follow standard operating procedures, accurate record keeping and following directions.
  • Ability to take responsibility and “get the job done” in a high-energy, high-intensity, results-oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must possess good to excellent writing and PC skills with a knowledge base in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project.
  • Good time management and willing to learn and adopt new techniques and instrumentation. 

Working Hours

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week 
  • Flexibility is required, some weekend work may be needed and earlier or later start, and finish times may also be required. 

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