The R&D Scientist III is a professional, exempt position that reports to a member of the R&D Management team. The R&D Scientist III is responsible for development of new tests and methods, design of novel conjugates and antigens, purification and screening of new antibodies and collaborating with multiple CSI departments for the forward movement of new/developing projects or manufacturing/scale-up.
• Develop new tests and kits in lateral flow, microbiologic, biochemical, and other test formats used at CSI.
• Develop or coordinate the development of antigens and conjugates.
• Responsible for managing a R&D project from setting objectives, reaching milestones written updates to supervisors and collaborators of progress and challenges
• Responsible for creating and following SOPs for the project.
• Start and maintain new antibody projects.
• Design and formulation of bio-conjugated small molecules for lateral flow devices.
• Ensure timely screening, purification and scale up of antibody serum.
• Create and implement antibody purification protocols.
• Communicate with other departments to improve performance of CSI diagnostic tests.
• Able to work under the pressure of tight deadlines.
• Perform microbiologic functions to support production and R&D such as plasmid incorporation and recombinant bacterial growth and expression to produce proteins/receptors.
• Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• MS and 10 years of related industrial experience or PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, or related Life Science field with 5 years of BioPharma, Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry experience.
• Experience with recombinant bacteria plasmid incorporation, growth, and expression.
• Knowledge and direct work experiences with development and purification of antibody products and in depth understanding of antibody molecules.
• Experience in protein purification, column chromatography, protein conjugation, and analytical method development.
• Good project management skills with an ability to manage and organize work around multiple and changing priorities.
• HPLC/FPLC knowledge
• GMP/GLP Experience
• PCR experience
• Must be able to occasionally lift 10 pounds.
• Must be able to remain stationary for an extended length of time. This includes performing bench work in a laboratory setting.
• Must have the ability to operate a computer, printer, and handheld diagnostic instruments.
• Must be able to identify/observe when product specifications are not met.
• Will be exposed to fluctuating environmental conditions (i.e., temperatures ranging from 20 °C in a walk-in cold-room where finished product is stored to 28 °C in reel-to-reel spray room).
• The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the facility to access spray rooms and dry rooms.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.