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Bench Scientist I
Ref No.: 18-13644
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri
Start Date / End Date: 11/19/2018 to 05/18/2020
Contractor Work Location: Chesterfield - MO
Job Title: Bench Scientist I
Duration: 18 months

Job Description:
The scientist filling this position will work within a highly-matrixed team setting on a variety of modalities including vaccines, viral constructs, therapeutic proteins, and monoclonal antibodies. The contractor will work in a cGMP testing environment performing sample testing and method qualification. The qualified candidate will join the Bioassay and Impurities Testing group, which is part of the Analytical R&D organization located in Chesterfield, MO to enable the development of biological therapeutics at Client. The position will be part of a highly matrixed team responsible for developing analytical methodologies (qPCR, ELISA) and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products through the pipeline.

Work skills required:
- Experience with DNA techniques (qPCR) or ELISA is required.
- Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) is required.
- Must be able to understand and follow standard operating procedures.
- Must be able to understand and follow standard operating procedures.

Responsibilities:
• Analytical testing by qPCR in a cGMP environment
• Analysis and documentation of results
• Routine lab duties (ex. reagent preparation, consumable stocking)

Tech Skills Required:
• qPCR (required)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) required
• cGMP experience (preferred)
• LIMS experience (preferred)
What will the resource be working with, or, have exposure to?: Biohazardous Agent work (such as menigiditis, staph aureus, Lenti Virus, streph pneumoniae)
Quality inspector
What is the minimum education experience required?: Preferred education is a bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of experience in DNA techniques (qPCR) or ELISA.