Avid Bioservices
  • 10-Sep-2018 to 30-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Process Development
  • CA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, Vision Insurance and 15 days PTO per year, Plus 8 Designated Holidays, 4 Floating Holidays and 401k, ESPP and Pet Insurance

Avid Bioservices is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products derived from mammalian cell culture.  We provide a comprehensive range of process development, high quality cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.  With 25 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch and perfusion modes, our services include cGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, bulk packaging, stability testing and regulatory strategy, submission and support.  We also provide a variety of process development activities, including cell line development and optimization, cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development and product characterization.

We are dedicated to the improvement of global patient outcomes by delivering world-class services. Our expertise enables us to partner with our customers to advance their products from clinical development to commercial launch. Do you possess the skills and expertise below to improve patient lives and support patient innovative therapies? If so, apply today!

Summary and Qualifications

The Process Development Analytical team is seeking an experienced Analytical Research Associate/Sr. Associate (RA/Sr. RA) who is interested in pursuing a career in developing protein biologics. The primary focus of the RA/Sr. RA will be to develop HPLC, LC-MS, Cell-based and/or ELISA methods. The RA/Sr. RA will work under the guidance of analytical scientists and with process development scientists to identify and characterize protein biologics. This position may also interface with the Quality Control as methods are transferred into that group for cGMP testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Perform laboratory tasks to support the development, optimization, validation and routine testing of protein therapeutics via physical (HPLC, LC-MS) and functional (Cell-based, ELISA) protein characterization techniques.
  • Experience with analytical method development using bioanalytical techniques including spectroscopy, binding affinity, SDS-PAGE, chromatography, ELISA, cell-based, HPLC and/or mass spectrometry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following: HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, ELISA, Cell-Based Assays, Binding Kinetics (i.e. Biacore/ForteBio).
  • Document method development and validation activities according to current practices.
  • Train analysts on new methods.
  • Transfer methods to cGMP Quality Control lab, as necessary.
  • Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing work under general supervision.
  • Write development and qualification reports documenting data generated.
  • Maintain good laboratory notebook and follow cGMP documentation practices.
  • Provide regular updates to Process Development department.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor's degree in the Biological or Physical Sciences with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience as a Research Associate or minimum of 4-6 years of relevant experience for a Sr. Research Associate, and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles.

Work Schedule and Hours

Any scientific staff member can expect to work overtime, including during the weekends. Off-site seminars and conferences, as well as, off-site meetings with clients and regulatory agencies, are a usual occurrence.  Occasional overnight travel by land and/or air may be required.


Avid Bioservices does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

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