Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Associate Scientist


Performs research activities and other tasks as necessary in a laboratory environment. Records observations and measurements and reports results. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks, including conducting studies using established protocols, aiding in the development of novel protocols and methods, and some presentation of data (written and oral). May lead and direct the work of others. A certain degree of latitude is expected.

Job Responsibilities:

Adheres to industry and government standards regarding aseptic technique and safe handling of biohazardous materials. Participates in bioassay development through optimization of bioassays with concern for product purity, yield, and scalability, and communicates optimized process to scientists. Performs validation studies to replicate results and to verify results with scientific standards. Where necessary, perform blood processing and cryopreservation and calibrate and clean analytical instrumentation.

The position consists of working within a team on time-sensitive projects. The main goals of these projects include identifying differences in antibody and T cell responses to various vaccine configurations using the LTE compartment of the MIMIC system. Specific duties include tasks such as isolating cells and setting up LTE cultures, monitoring cultures, harvesting assays and performing post-assay analysis (typically ELISAs, Elispots, or flow cytometry) along with data analysis and presentation. While basic training in laboratory practices is helpful, training is in place and available for all of these specific techniques that are required for the position. M*

Sanofi Pasteur SA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


Basic Qualifications:

BS in Biological, Physical, or Chemical Sciences with experience in laboratory techniques


High School Diploma plus a minimum of four years of experience in an academic or industrial laboratory setting

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