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Research Assistant I
Ref No.: 16-00575
Location: Athens, Georgia
Under the guidance of a supervisor in the R&D Analytical group, performs both standard and experimental research assignments as required, for collecting, analyzing, and reporting of study data, all in accordance with Regulatory and Company procedures. Provides laboratory and other support for upstream and downstream product development.
  1. Performs tasks related to various areas of molecular biology and virology, including titrations, nucleic acid purification and quantitation, restriction enzyme analysis, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
  2. Performs Western blots and Elisa assays for protein analysis.
  3. Performs viral titrations, serum neutralizations, hemagglutination tests.
  4. Provides support for upstream and downstream process groups.
  5. Assists in the generation of study protocols and reports.
  6. Responsible for assembling, compiling and recording all data in an organized manner and with a level of quality to meet Company and Regulatory (GCP, GLP, CVM, etc.) requirements.
  7. Assists with protocol conduct by conducting/monitoring studies, quality control, data capture, and others as required.
  8. Provides on-the-job training to new team members.
  9. Performs all duties in a safe manner in accordance with Company guidelines and policy.
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned.
  11. Attends and contributes to meetings related to ongoing research/analytical issues and projects.
Demonstrates a commitment to the HSE Program. Works in a safe, responsible manner. Supports safety policies and procedures. Identifies & properly reports unsafe work habits, conditions and or practices. Will conduct workplace risk analysis if it is necessary.
  1. Minimum of five years of experience in molecular biology or related field.
  2. Familiarity with GLP, GCP and CVM regulations a plus.
Knowledge of software programs dealing with DNA analysis and sequencing, PCR primer design and gel imaging helpful .
  1. M.S. degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the laboratory's work.