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Research Associate I/II - Immunoassay (LEGENDplex)

San Diego, California

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Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-031155

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

This position is responsible for supporting immunoassay products development and manufacturing in the Biomarker Immunoassay group. The Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of the product development processes including designing, initiating, testing, troubleshooting, testing materials manufacturing, technical instruction transferring, and product launching. More specifically, he or she will be working with an experienced scientist on testing new hybridoma clones, qualifying the raw materials used for immunoassay products manufacturing and new immunoassay product development and launching. These immunoassay products may allow simultaneously detection of up to 13 important biomarkers for inflammatory diseases, stem cells, cancer, cardiovascular disease or neuron degenerative diseases, and will be very useful tools for the biomedical research community. This position is a great opportunity for gaining working experiences in growing business in a fast-pace biotech industrial environment. He or she will be able to manage the assigned function and tasks with great communication skills in a timely manner with independence after appropriate training. 

Essential Functions

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

  • Under proper supervision, execute the following development tasks: evaluated antibodies, proteins and screening antibody pairs. Optimize assay conditions, trouble shooting and design relative biological experiments to validate the utility of the new products
  • Document development activity and production records following SOPs and design plans. Develop new products under ISO13485:2016
  • Work with manufacture and QC group to ensure proper production transfer and QC
  • Support manufacturing and QC, assist in trouble-shooting and raw material qualification
  • Assist with customer support by performing trouble-shooting experiments when needed. Complete other tasks assigned by supervisor in a timely manner.  
  • Actively participating in lab meetings and present data. Contribute to scientific discussions and collaborations

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

BS in a Biology, Chemistry or other related field

Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

Minimum 1 year hands-on experience with immunoassays or other functional assays preferred.   Working experience in a manufacturing or product development setting in compliance with ISO9001/ISO14835 standards would be a plus.

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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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