Kelly Services Sr. Research Associate: Biologics Analytical Development (South San Francisco, C in San Francisco, California

Sr. Research Associate

Date Start: 03/19/2019

Date End: 06/21/2019

Detail: Temp backfill for FTE requisition

Duties: The Sr. Research Associate position is in the Biologics Analytical Development group, a part of the Biologics CMC organization.

  • Responsible for analytical method development and qualification of proteins and protein-conjugates across pre-clinical and clinical development stages in the client's pipeline.

  • Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.

  • Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.

  • Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature.

  • Contributes to project process within a scientific discipline.

  • Maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.

  • Develop and qualify analytical methods to support early and late stage drug development activities.

  • Assist process development scientists to characterize and monitor purification process intermediates and final products of protein biologics.

  • Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

  • Under minimal guidance, executes on technical experiments following appropriate laboratory/technical procedures.

  • Often determines and develops methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Reviews outside literature, develops an interpretation and makes suggestions for direction.

  • Produces competent, reproduce-able results to a high technical standard.

  • Makes detailed observations and analyzes data to provide an interpretation of results. Investigates, creates and develops methods, experiments and/or technologies for project advancement.

  • Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to help solve advanced technical problems.

  • Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and/or quantitative analyses.

  • Maintains accurate and well-organized laboratory records, worksheets and notebooks.

  • Maintains current training requirements.

  • Functions as a team resource able to perform a variety of laboratory based tasks.

  • Maintains compliance to company Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.


  • Must have knowledge and hands-on experience in analytical method development for biologics.

  • Must have experience in HPLC analytical methods, such as SEC, RPLC and IEX.

  • Mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis experience for protein analysis is highly desirable.

  • Must have excellent analytical skills, with significant hands-on laboratory experience.

  • Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles.

  • Must be able to demonstrate good decision-making skills.

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to independently write reports.

  • Must demonstrate sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies.

  • Must have demonstrated problem solving abilities.

  • Strong organizational skills are required.

  • Good computer skills are required.

  • Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power point is a plus.

  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is highly desired.

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