Posted to MedZilla on 7/24/2017


United States, Senior Research Associate SC_AS_12840-MZ


ProClinical is seeking a motivated clinical laboratory technical specialist with a strong hands-on background with Western blotting, PCR and biomarker analysis for a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of unique RNA-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. The qualified candidate will be capable of quickly becoming a high-functioning team member with substantial hands-on effort in day-to-day GCP/GLP analysis of tissue from clinical trials. This person may also participate in development, GCP/GLP qualification, and validation of biomarker assays to support clinical trials and clinical development decision-making.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct GCP/GLP clinical study sample analysis under the direction of Senior Scientists using a variety of assay formats such as Western blot and PCR.
  • Develop and support laboratory data analysis, visualization using Windows, Linux, Python, VM machines
  • Perform bioinformatics analysis
  • Participate in the discovery, development and validation of fit-for-purpose clinical biomarkers and pharmacodynamics assays for one or more clinical stage programs
  • Write and review SOPs, technical reports, publications
  • Ensure compliance with GCP guidelines

Skills and Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology or related field and 3-5+ years hands-on laboratory bench experience in biotech setting
  • Ability to execute sample handling and analysis with strict adherence to laboratory methods and SOPs
  • Demonstrated experience in protein characterization by quantitative Western blots
  • Proficient in cell culture, cell and tissue homogenization, protein quantitation, SDS-PAGE, PCR, Next-Gen sequencing platforms and gene expression analysis.
  • Track record of solid teamwork and collaboration
  • Proficient with statistical and computer productivity software (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Proficient at laboratory data analysis, visualization using Windows, Linux, Python, VM machines, bioinformatics applications
  • Direct experience with GCP/GLP assay development, qualification, troubleshooting complex laboratory processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment and to make a difference in the lives of people through our innovative medicines

To Apply:

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