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Principle Scientist (Bioassay Development) - Fremont, CA

Company: Kelly
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Principle Scientist (Bioassay Development) - Fremont, CA

Job Description:
Responsible for leading method development, optimization, and phase-appropriate qualification of custom bioassays for clients per ICH guidelines, meeting defined project timelines and producing high quality data and reports
Participates in intake phone calls with new clients to establish project requirements and deliverables, and teleconferences with clients to communicate progress of on-going projects
Oversees development, troubleshooting, and qualification of new bioassays in product portfolio intended for potency / lot release or neutralizing antibody (NAb) applications.
Implements design of experiment (DoE) approaches in bioassay development and qualification process to understand performance characteristics and improve robustness of bioassays
Writes detailed methods to facilitate assay transfer and documents critical manufacturing information in the development of ready-to-use cell banks and transfers to Cell Manufacturing team
Serve as liaison between the Bioassay, Cell Manufacturing, Customer support and Marketing teams to ensure successful implementation ofbioassays at customer sites
Prepares and collaborates with QA and Marketing in finalizing all appropriate documentation (SOPs, user manuals, qualification reports, etc.) to support product launch or transfer of assays / methods to client sites
Participates in method transfer phone calls with clients, and training oftechnical support staff who will be responsible for training employees at client sites to transfer methods
Prepares data and scientific content for presentations, posters, webinars, manuscripts, white papers, or other relevant company materials
Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
Performs other duties as assigned
Owns the accountability and responsibility of delivering to client needs and timelines
Provides cross-functional support to other departments as required
Adjusts work hours as needed to meet client deadlines
Adheres to site employee health and safety (EHS) requirements

The Ideal Candidate would possess:
Experience in GMP/GLP environment strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of ICH guidelines for bioassay method development/qualification and validation required.
Experience dealing directly with clients in industry setting (e.g. CRO/client relationship).
Experience with design of experiment (DoE) in bioassay development
Experience developing cell-based assays for neutralizing antibody detection
Effective oral presentation skills and comfort with public speaking

Basic Minimum Requirements:
MS/PhD or equivalent experience in cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline, with a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience in Bioassay development, or method qualification/validation.
Prior hands-on experience using cell based assays for protein /antibody characterization and release testing
Experience in method development, qualification, and/or validation and transfer of bioassays utilized in lot release and stability testing required
Experience using PLA, Softmax Pro, JMP or a related software package for analyzing data from potency assays is essential
Experience drafting qualification or validation reports, or SOPs for assay transfer to CRO/CMO partners strongly preferred

For immediate consideration apply today!

Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at


Why Kelly?

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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