Process Development Associate # JN -082021-67997

Thousand Oaks, California
Industry: Scientists / Research / Lab Technician
Job Number: JN -082021-67997

**Located on-site**


  • The Client Thousand Oaks Cellular Sciences organization is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and team-oriented individual with a strong background in protein biochemistry and cell biology for the position of Process Development Associate, to join our Critical Reagent Group.
  • The Critical Reagent Group serves our global Client network with the creation, inventory and distribution of critical reagents required for characterization, in-process and release testing of Client biological products.
  • The PD Associate will work with a small team of talented scientists to lead and support the purification and conjugation of antibodies and proteins used in Immunoassays, bioassays, the creation and characterization ready-to-plate bioassay cell banks as well as technology development efforts to continuously improve existing processes.
  • The successful candidate will be able to perform experiments independently, organize and analyze results using integrated digital documentation and data visualization tools.
  • In addition, the PD Associate will interface with client and partner organizations and represent the Critical Reagents team in scientific and cross-functional meetings.



  • Purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and conjugation of proteins using resin-based technologies and HPLC instruments.
  • Characterization of Critical Reagents and preparation of Certificates of Analysis
  • Creation and characterization of adherent and suspension cell lines to create robust and high quality cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based bioassays
  • Management of a complex inventory database and inventory forecasting and planning
  • Assess, develop and implement process improvements for generation and inventory management of all critical reagents
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional team members, clients and partner organizations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years protein biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong hands-on experience in antibody purification and cell culture/cell biology techniques, protein conjugation,
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand, apply, and evaluate principles of protein chemistry and cell biology.
  • Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills; Demonstration of proficiency in digital data analysis and visualization
  • Experience in digital inventory database management
  • Strong and broad skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management; specifically, knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet
  • Innovation and complexity:
    • Make changes in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.
    • Communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams
    • Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, and advanced laboratory work skills

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