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Research Specialist - Quality Control (Flow Cytometry Stability Team)

San Diego, California

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Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-027478

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

At BioLegend we are dedicated to commercializing high quality reagents to support the research community for legendary discoveries. The Associate for BioLegend’s Quality Control group will support QC projects testing RUO and Diagnostic products. Specifically, the associate will be involved in the stability testing program as well as troubleshooting of flow cytometry, IHC, ELISA, multiplex immunoassays, and western blotting products. The candidate will report directly to the QC scientist and will perform all aspects of assays following SOPs, GMP, and ISO requirements. Additional responsibilities include experimental design, keeping track of projects and testing time-points, data analysis, reporting out of large experiments in a consumable way, keeping track of project inventory, and maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies. We are looking for a motivated person who is an excellent communicator, loves to learn and troubleshoot, and is detail oriented.

Essential Functions

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

  • Perform flow cytometry experiments with some WB, IHC and/or immunoassays
  • Executing experiments focused on troubleshooting, stability, and other non-routine QC testing
  • Troubleshooting of products and product lines
    • Independently design experiments for troubleshooting
  • Keeping track of long term and short-term projects and testing time-points
  • Attend weekly meetings with QC scientist and present results to internal stakeholders
  • Perform data analysis and document results
    • Perform and report out statistical analysis
    • Learn and understand statistical analysis for multiple applications
    • Reporting out large experiments in consumable slide decks
  • May also include supporting the Quality Control team with testing
  • Maintain a safe and clean laboratory
  • 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

  • Must have > 3+ year of experience in 4+ color flow cytometry
  • Proven track record of independent set up, design, troubleshooting and analysis of flow cytometry experiments
  • Knowledge of other immunological assays
  • Excellent organization, communication, documentation
  • Proven ability to multi-task with attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • BS degree in a related field (biology/ immunology) with 4+ years in a laboratory setting
  • MS degree in a related field with 2+ years of flow cytometry experience
  • Flow cytometry experience on multiple cytometers including spectral instruments
  • Experience with ISO regulatory compliance
  • Proven track record in independent troubleshooting
  • QC background/ strict adherence to SOPs

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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