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Researcher - Antibody Core Development
Ref No.: 18-15121
Location: Exton, Pennsylvania
Job Summary
  • The Antibody Core Development department is seeking a Researcher to play an integral role in our high throughput robotics-based screening and characterization of antibodies against various cancer and other disease targets to facilitate in the discovery and development of Client therapeutic antibodies
  • He/she will be responsible for developing, optimizing, and validating assays to support high throughput screening and cell line development efforts to support and collaborate with our discovery and development teams.
  • The assays include but are not limited to ELISA, FACS, HTRF, HTFC, and RT-PCR
  • The individual will also assist in evaluating, designing, and implementing new technologies and instruments.
Essential Functions
Responsibilities Percent of Time
  1. Maintain and effectively use current laboratory equipment and supplies, run and improve standard procedures.40
  2. Maintain accurate of experimental results, finish notebook in an accurate and timely manner. 30
  3. Communicate results to supervisor, share experimental results with team, present data on group meeting.20
  4. Propose the design of experiments, contribute to exploration of new ideas, and perform research activities.5
  5. Evaluate and implement Client technologies to enable more efficient selection and screening of lead candidates and targets 5
Requirements:
  • BS in biology or related field
  • BS with 0-2 years of laboratory experience
  • Willingness and ability to learn new instrumentation, software, and laboratory techniques
  • Possess excellent aseptic and mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Self-motivated, possess critical thinking skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred:
  • Programming/scripting experience (e.g., Python, Perl)
  • Experience with integrated automation systems, liquid handlers, screening platforms, and data capture systems
  • Experience in immunoassay development
  • Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques such as PCR and molecular cloning, protein expression, in vitro cytotoxic assays
  • Liquid handling systems (robots)
  • Some auto system experience, but if not willing to train from the ground up