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Associate Scientist - Flow Cytometry

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Mattawan
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Job SummaryAn Associate Scientist in Laboratory Sciences is responsible for developing and/or validating methods and/or procedures to either quantify chemical entities or prepare formulated test article according to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or GxP regulations. The individual in this role is proficient in the use of instrumentation and laboratory techniques. An Associate Scientist is expected to work independently, participate in process improvement initiatives, and may function as a Principal Investigator, Individual Scientist, Study Director and/ or Project Scientist.

  • Develops and performs flow cytometry and ELISpot methods for measurement of immune responses
  • Performs a variety of lab techniques including buffer and solution preparation, sample processing, tissue analysis, cell culture, and proper handling of critical assay reagents
  • Collection of data is accurate and contemporaneous while maintaining timelines
  • Design and perform experiments, analyze data and communicate results and conclusions
  • Authors assay methods
  • Leads or assists in troubleshooting of methods that are not performing properly
  • Provides support, training, and mentorship to others
  • Collaborates across multiple departments in order to adhere to timelines and produce quality dataJob QualificationsThe following are minimum qualifications related to the Associate Scientist position:
    • HS/GED/Associates and 10 or more years of relevant experience; Bachelor's/Master's degree in relevant field and 4-7 years of relevant experience; or Doctoral in relevant field and 0-2 years of relevant experience.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
    • Knowledge of FDA guidance, GLP requirements, industry standards, and company SOPs
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
    • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
    • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
    • Ability to work under specific time constraints.About Safety Assessment
      Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Kalamazoo , Associate Scientist - Flow Cytometry, Other , Mattawan, Michigan

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