Research Associate 1/2/3 Analytical Development

San Antonio, TX
Reports to:
Principal Scientist / Group Leader, Bioanalytical Services or Analytical Development

The Company

Scorpius BioManufacturing is an innovation-driven contract research, development and biomanufacturing organization offering clients a customized, integrated, end-to-end solution for their large molecule discovery research, process and analytical method development, cGMP manufacturing, product characterization, release testing needs, and clinical trial support. Our approach enables us to forge collaborative client relationships that move beyond the traditional service outsourcing model into full product development collaborations.

Position Summary 

Scorpius BioManufacturing has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate 1, 2, or 3 to join the growing scientific team in the Analytical Development and Services Group. This is a permanent, full-time role based in San Antonio, Texas.

Reporting directly to the Principal Scientist in the department of Analytical Development (Cell/Molecular Biology), the Research Associate will work on both internal and clients’ projects. The Research Associate will primarily be involved in assay development, method qualification, execution of experimental protocols, performing data analysis, and generating assay reports under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). It is expected that up to 75% of the employee’s time will be spent at the bench. The employee will also be involved supporting analytical activities for the process development, manufacturing and release of clinical lots.

The ideal candidate must be organized, initiative-taking, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic biotech environment. She/he must be versatile and adapt to rapid change with a strong desire to make a significant impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes experimental protocols using standard operating procedures (SOPs) and performs data analysis. This includes, but is not limited to, experiments using molecular techniques, a PCR, cell culture, cell-based assays, ELISA, flow cytometry, immune assays, and protein analysis.
  • Follows the laboratory procedures for blood or specimen handling and processing.
  • Executes bioanalytical methods including test method suitability studies in a GXP environment. Performs data analysis and generates assay reports.
  • Performs work in a QC environment and adheres to laboratory’s quality control polices, document quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed.
  • Adheres to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Makes detailed observations and conducts data analysis, translating these observations into cohesive notebook entries and technical reports.
  • Assures proper labelling, handling, and storage of samples. Adheres to all safety requirements, follows safety procedures, and attends all required safety and health training, including handling hazardous waste.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree required in a related scientific field (Microbiology, Immunology, or Molecular biology preferred).
  • One or more years of lab experience is required depending on the position.
  • Work experience in industry under GLP is highly preferred. 
  • Experience or knowledge of various laboratory methods such as mammalian cell culture, transfection, molecular cloning and related techniques, qPCR, SDS PAGE and Western Blotting, ELISA, and cell-based assays.
  • Experience in multiplex flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunoassays such as ELISPOT and ADCC is preferred.
  • Experience in processing blood samples to isolate PBMC is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Outstanding ability to execute the method, follow SOPs, record data, and follow directions.
  • Ability to take responsibility and “get the job done” in a high-energy, high-intensity, results-oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must possess good to excellent writing and PC skills with a knowledge base in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project.
  • Good time management and willing to learn and adopt new techniques and instrumentation. 

Working Hours

  • The essential functions of the job are usually performed in an environmentally controlled facility where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position may involve a combination of office and laboratory environments and automated equipment.
  • While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee may sometimes be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the manual dexterity and manual ability to effectively use computer terminals.
  • Flexibility is required. Some weekend work may be needed and earlier or later start & finish times may also be required. 

Join Our Team