Avid Bioservices
  • 05-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Process Development
  • CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical & Dental Insurance, 15 days PTO per year, 8 company holidays, 4 floating holidays, 401k with company match, lunch and learns, annual wellness day and ESPP

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!


The Research Associate provides laboratory support for Process Development and performs a range of activities (while the Sr. position performs at a senior level). The employee may be assigned various tasks within the department to complete.

Essential Functions: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The Research Associate/Sr. Associate will assist in downstream process development and routine purification of antibodies and proteins using knowledge of AKTA, Unicorn, or other relevant purification platform technologies.
  • The employee will also assist in performing in-process and/or routine analytical assays to support downstream development effort. Assays will include protein concentration by A280, SDS-PAGE, Blue Native Page, IEF Gels, HPLC and/or ELISA assays.
  • The Research Associate/Sr. Associate will also assist in scale up and process/tech transfer, and in buffer preparation (including low endotoxin buffers), formulation and/or product stability studies.
  • The employee will lastly compile, analyze data, and write reports, which will be presented in Process Science Group Meetings.

Required Qualifications: 

  • The Research Associate position requires a BS degree and a minimum of 0-2 years of related experience (3-4 years of related experience for the Sr. level)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
  • Ability to maintain recordkeeping systems
  • Ability to calculate molarity and normality
  • Understanding of ion exchange, affinity interaction, size exclusion, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography
  • Chemical or biological lab experience is highly desired.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Demonstrates attention to detail. Responds promptly to internal customer needs; responds to requests for services and assistance; meets commitments. Edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; uses time efficiently. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality. Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. Commits long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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 protected veteran status.

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