PUCL Job#1121 - Assay Development Lab Atlanta, GA and Edinburgh UK (posted 02132017)


· Knowledgeable in chemistry and/or biology.

· Highly experienced in all routine laboratory procedures.

· Competent in advanced flow cytometry techniques.

· Thorough knowledge of chemistry involved in method development procedures.

· Ability to complete documentation per Method Development requirements.

· Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

· Ability to analyze method development data and make sound conclusions on subsequent steps.

· Ability to perform accurate and precise processing of biological samples.

· Ability to follow written and oral scientific directions.

· Ability to work well with others and independently.

· Ability to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures.

· Ability to think creatively and analytically solving method development challenges.

· Ability to multitask and maintain an organized work area.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.



· Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field with 3 years’ experience including experience in flow cytometry method development; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in bioanalytical laboratory environment



Working under minimal supervision of the Management of the Translational Science Lab, the Scientist 2 is responsible for developing and validating rugged flow cytometry methods for more challenging assays with application in sample analysis, operation of BD flow cytometers and complies with Quintiles procedures and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) requirements, as applicable



· Participate in routine sample analysis and method validation experiments

· Independently develop flow cytometry methods for more challenging projects with input from senior scientific staff to support regulated, fit-for-purpose or discovery immunology projects.

· Make and record observations to facilitate efficient method development and validations.

· Document all project work according to Quintiles processes and procedures.

· Communicate progress and status to the TSL Management as necessary.

· Participate in client communications.

· Train and mentor lower level scientists

· Meet responsibilities and study objectives according to tight timelines.

· Function as scientific resource, including training, assisting in troubleshooting, and participating in scientific initiatives.

· Utilize laboratory equipment including micropipettes, automated extraction instrumentation, centrifuges, glassware, notebooks, etc.

· Prepare stock and working solutions and QC samples.

· Assist in maintaining adequate supplies.

· Maintain housekeeping standards for work area.


Contact: Mark Edinger


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