Senior Associate Scientist
Andover, Massachusetts
November 23, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time

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Role Description
The Senior Associate Scientist position within the Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group is responsible for the development of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and immunological methods (e.g. ELISA) to assess protein-protein interactions. The methods may be used for characterization of product quality attributes and mechanism(s) of action for a range of biological drug candidates in clinical development.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and lab experience in the development of SPR assays, immunoassays, and experience utilizing novel technologies and approaches to study protein-protein interactions. Prior experience in assay development and validation is highly desirable, as well as any experience working in cGMP environment. Excellent writing skills, and the ability to document and communicate results to a wide array of scientists and management will be critical. Ability to multitask while working with multiple people in a team-based environment is a requirement.

SPR method and immunoassay development and characterization of biological drug candidates in a cGMP environment are the primary function. The candidate must be able to design, analyze and interpret SPR and immunoassay data and perform troubleshooting as needed. Additional responsibility include development of cell-based assays to evaluate protein-protein interactions and drug mechanism(s) of action. Proven record of delivering results in a fast paced environment and effective communication to project teams

MINIMUM: B.A. / B.S. or M.S. in biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field

MINIMUM: Lab experience on SPR technology and immunoassay development.

DESIRABLE: Experience in GxP (GLP, GMP) environment and implementation of continuous improvement practices. Experience with biotherapeutic development.


• Knowledge of analytical technology for protein characterization

• Comfortable and effective in a team-based, fast-paced environment where multi-tasking required

• Comfortable giving presentations in project and group meetings

• Effective verbal and written communication skills


• SPR development


• Immunoassay development (e.g. ELISA, MSD, etc.)

• Biologic / Biotherapeutic drug development (e.g., monoclonal antibody, biosimilars, recombinant proteins, anti-body-drug conjugates, vaccines, etc.)


Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

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