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Biochemist - Biomarker and Immunoassay Group (LEGENDplex™)

San Diego, California

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Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-032784

BioLegend, Inc. (a PerkinElmer Company) develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA. Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support. Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology.

In 2021, PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, acquired BioLegend. The acquisition, the largest in PerkinElmer’s history, further expands the Company’s life science franchise into high-growth areas such as cytometry, proteogenomics, multiplex assays, recombinant proteins, magnetic cell separation and bioprocessing.

Job Summary
The Manufacturing Associate for the LEGENDplex™ Group will be responsible for all aspects of product manufacturing, including planning, making and testing immunoassay components and kits, trouble-shooting issues associated with product quality, and documenting and reviewing production batch records to ensure accuracy and completeness. Additional responsibilities include working with the Product Development team to ensure proper transfer of new products from the Product Development Group to Manufacturing.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manufacture kit components including antibody-bead coupling conjugations, antibody-biotin conjugation, and various formulations and chemistries.

  • Perform in-process testing to ensure the quality of components and kits and optimize materials to meet specifications

  • Perform small-scale optimization, and large scale production of reagents and immunoassay components

  • Document, analyze, and review data

  • Manage inventory, plan, and execute scheduled production work-orders

iACT Competencies

  • Innovate – Be better, keep improving, be more efficient, creative, and be in the forefront of development

  • Aspire – Have desire, purpose, and ambition challenging ourselves to push the limits and reach new

  • heights

  • Collaborate – Foster teamwork, common goals, selflessness, communication and mutual support

  • Transform – Adapt, learn, re-invent and change for future development and growth

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Biology, Chemistry, or other related field

  • 0-2 years of hands-on wet lab experience

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes.

  • Basic computer skills, with the ability to use Microsoft Office products is a plus

  • Must be organized, have ability to learn, to retain, and to follow procedures, protocols, and instruction

  • Must have the ability to communicate (oral and written) and to multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with immunoassays such as ELISA or other functional assays

  • One year of Good Laboratory Practice and Good Documentation Practice experience

  • Working experience in GMP industry and setting in compliance with ISO13485 standards

  • Good time management and planning skills

Condition of Employment

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, BioLegend requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning January 18, 2022

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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