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Associate Scientist

Company: Abacus Service Corporation
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Duration: 6-9 months, 100% onsite- no remote.

The Analytical Department is responsible for providing leadership and support to the Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy sites. The Department has the responsibility for analytical aspects related to identity, purity, physical characteristics and potency of the drugs resulting in more efficient drug development.

The candidate will function independently and productively as an Associate Scientist who is actively engaged in process and product development within a dynamic project team. The individual will demonstrate a strong technical knowledge, initiative, and scientific commitment, and makes significant scientific and technical contributions within the Analytical Development Group.

" Perform tech transfer of client-based assays, and appropriate documentation for the method
" Develop and/or assist in development of a variety of cellular and molecular based assays, including ddPCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, TCID50 and performing experiments which determine the performance characteristics and robustness of the method
" Perform a variety of cellular and molecular based assays concisely with an attention to detail
" Analyze data and complete detailed reports with an attention to detail
" Expands the technical capabilities of Analytical Group, such as technology development, use of the literature and systems development
Education or Equivalent Requirements:

" B.S/ M.S. in Molecular Biology, Biology, Life Sciences or related field, with at least 3 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

" Has considerable knowledge/expertise relevant to the development, qualification, and validation of analytical methods for cell and molecular assays
" Should have ability to perform ddPCR, RT-PCR/PCR assays, PicoGreen, RiboGreen, and DNA/RNA gel electrophoresis
" Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data interpretation
" Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis, and trending
" Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong organizational skills
" Proficient (excellent) in English verbal and written communication skills to convey and receive ideas and instructions to/from others within and outside the organization
" Proficient skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
" Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
" Ability to work in team-oriented environment is essential

Physical Requirements:

" Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly in research labs
" Occasionally lift 0-15 pounds
" Be accessible to research labs and office staff and to use required lab and office equipment
" Specific vision requirements include reading of written documents and frequent use of computer monitor
Start Time:
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Location: 128 9920 Belward Campus Drive. Rockville 52-1667981 Rockville MD 20850 United States
Additional Job Details:
Organization Distribution:
Owning Organization: Abacus Service Corporation (Catalent) Organization Distribution:
Customer Defined Fields:
Business Unit CGT Cell and Gene Therapy

Keywords: Abacus Service Corporation, Rockville , Associate Scientist, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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