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Requisition Number 18-0109
Title Scientist, Recombinant Antibodies
City Gaithersburg
State MD

The candidate will provide guidance for development and characterization of recombinant antibodies. The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to: (1) analyzing and optimizing of antibody sequences; (2) phage display or other antibody display technologies; (3) screening antibodies for specificity; (4) functional testing of antibodies (5) development of purification and antibody handling procedures. The candidate will advise senior management on new techniques, methods, and strategies for making and improving recombinant antibodies. Independently designing and executing experiments, analyzing resulting data and presenting findings in a clear and concise manner will be among the principle responsibilities a Scientist is accountable for. Documentation duties will include keeping detailed records of experiments and product development, writing procedures, and preparing experimental summaries. This position may supervise the work of others directly and/or across interdisciplinary teams. The candidate must be able to manage several projects and coordinate between multiple groups. He/she must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Bench Research/Hands-on laboratory work
• Experiment planning and associated product documentation
• Conduct experiments, analyze and critically review resulting data
• Procure reagents and equipment
• Understand and follow laboratory safety precautions and ensure compliance with company safety policies
o May work with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) materials such as viruses, bacteria and/or human clinical matrices (e.g. serum and plasma)
• Participate in general lab maintenance
Computer/desk work
• Prepare product documentation including summary reports
• Troubleshoot and optimize experiments; communicate issues and solutions to managers
• Write SOPs and assemble batch records
• Present results to colleagues
• Research new methods and train laboratory personnel
Cross-functional Coordination
• Coordinate with other groups within the company
• May manage and coordinate the activities of Research Associates
o This may include a team of direct reports
Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or related field • Minimum of three years laboratory experience with proven hands-on technical abilities o M.S. may be considered with additional years of experience • It is preferable to have a candidate with experience in recombinant antibody development. • The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in developing and optimization of recombinant antibodies with direct experience in phage display or related antibody display technologies • Excellent academic record and strong scientific fundamentals • Independent research experience • Industry experience is a plus • A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background o Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion • Demonstrate ability to independently design and execute assay and reagent troubleshooting, optimization and validation experiments • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills are required o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data o Effectively communicate performance goals and expectations • Proficiency in MS Office Suite o Experience with standard data analysis tools (Excel, GraphPad Prism) and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task in an environment with changing priorities PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Up to 70 % of the day may be spent at a lab bench • There are aspects of the positions duties that require a person in this role to work at heights above four (4) feet on occasion • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Laboratory environment working with chemical reagents and performing some Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) work

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