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Antibody Qualification Associate, Technology Development

Job Description 
The Antibody Qualification Associate functions with minimal supervision and guidance within the research and development (R&D) laboratory. Antibody Qualification Associate performs R&D activities on new and existing products involving Histology and Immunohistochemistry (IHC) procedures within well-defined guidelines. Antibody Qualification Associate keeps abreast of current methodologies and developments within defined areas of research. Antibody Qualification Associate participates in collaborative projects, and at times, assist other laboratory members on research-related activities.

 Reports to: Director, Technology Development

Essential Functions

  1. Perform experiments to determine titers of antibody raw materials for continued development in Design.
  2. Perform Histology, IHC, in situ Hybridization (ISH) and Immunofluorescence (IF) testing in the development of new products and the optimization of existing products.
  3. Assist in the closure of customer complaints and product investigation.
  4. Perform all activities in accordance with established SOP’s and directions from manager in a GMP and ISO regulated laboratory.
  5. Biocare’s Policy Management system Document all activities according to established procedures.
  6. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot assays and identify areas for improvement.
  7. Monitor equipment and instrumentation for compliance to corporate procedures.
  8. At times performs histology and IHC for outside research-related projects (contractual projects) and participates in research projects for posters and publication.
  9. Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies

  1. Extensive experience in a laboratory environment, with an emphasis on high productivity and multi-tasking to progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. Hands-on experience performing titrations of antibodies for IHC and probes for in situ hybridization Ability to work independently and manage tasks, while supporting fellow team members.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills that produce clear, effective, and complete documentation.
  4. Highly organized with proofreading skills and good attention to details.
  5. Thorough understanding of product development in an ISO environment.
  6. Experience with policy and procedure management systems (i.e., Policy Tech).

Work Environment
This job operates in a research / laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, automated instrumentation, microscopes, and ancillary equipment. In addition, this position routinely uses desktop or laptop computers. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Finger: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, observation of color when looking under a microscope, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Less than 10% travel is required. Required Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field; or Associate Degree, with training in Histology & IHC. Two to five (2-5) years’ Laboratory experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field; or Associate Degree, with training in Histology & IHC. Two to five (2-5) years’ Laboratory experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.