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Biochemist- Purification

San Diego, California

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Responsibilities

Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-031885

BioLegend 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.

Job Summary

BioLegend has an opening for a self-motivated individual with production experience in a fast moving and dynamic environment to join our Purification team!

The Biochemist will be an integral member of a team, that manufactures and provides purified antibodies to enable studies for novel applications in precision medicine, oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell research.  

This position will report to a team lead and will ensure the highest quality of our finalized antibody products. This is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment for you to enhance your knowledge in the biotechnology industry! In this position you will perform column chromatography, troubleshooting of problematic errors, continue to improve methodologies for efficiency, follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s, and cross train on a variety of other supporting tasks.

Essential Functions

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

  • Follow SOPs and batch records
  • Execute purification of mono, polyclonal, and recombinant antibodies
  • Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots lab equipment from UV monitor to AKTA Pure
  • Prepare buffers and dilutions
  • Perform dialysis, centrifugation, and column chromatography
  • Perform basic math calculations to calculate the amount of antibodies and concentration
  • Conduct Endotoxin tests
  • Advance multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team environment
  • Assist with troubleshooting purifications
  • Collaborative with other team member to ensure high level of productivity
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Able to accomplish goals under strict timelines
  • Other projects or responsibilities as may be required.

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

  • Associate’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or other related area, Biotech certification, or equivalent work experience in a production environment at least 2 years of working experience in related biotech product development or manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, organized and work well in groups setting
  • Able to perform basic computer operations such as MS Office and Outlook and other computer-based software

Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry or related area with less than 1 year of working experience in related biotech product development or manufacturing.
  • Experienced in using UV Monitor
  • Experienced in conjugated antibody
  • Experienced in manufacturing under ISO/GMP environment

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Office

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting. Occasional exposure to a laboratory and warehouse environment.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Lab

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a laboratory environment with occasional data entry on a computer. Occasional exposure to a warehouse environment.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Warehouse

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a warehouse environment with occasional data entry on a computer. Occasional exposure to a laboratory environment.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

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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