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Research Associate

San, CA
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We go where others wont, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world.Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

Research associate position will be focused on the support of analytical assay work to screen stable vaccine formulation and develop formulation process to manufacture vaccine drug product in liquid or powder dosage form. The research assignments involve a variety of laboratory methods, equipment, and procedures. The position will report to the Scientist of the Product Development (PD) department in San Diego.


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

Design, execute and interpret experiments for analysis of in-process and finished formulations. Key examples include but are not limited to ELISA, BCA, PCR, TCID50.
Preparing reagents and formulation buffers.
Support formulation screening, stability studies and scale-up activities
Use professional concepts, company policies, and procedures (SOPs) to complete routine assignments by performing scientific functions in collaboration with others.
Make detailed observations, consistently analyze data and interpret results to make scientifically valid conclusions
Review data obtained for compliance to specifications and reports abnormalities
Troubleshoot and optimize development protocols when necessary
Document laboratory work consistent with company requirements and with a strong attention to detail.
Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and safety procedures
Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.


Education: A minimum of a bachelors degree is required. BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical development, or a related field is preferred.
Experience: 0-2 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is required.

Skills: Strong benchtop laboratory skills, record-keeping (laboratory notebook), proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and organizational skills.

Ability to execute and interpret experiments with reliability, reproducibility, and attention to detail.
Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, established molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (such as ELISA, BCA, PCR, SDS-PAGE), instruments and equipment.
Good understanding of Universal Precautions and Basic Lab Safety.
Able to learn new skills in a reliable and time-efficient manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively collaborate with team members
Strong trouble shooting and data analysis skills
Highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Experience with aseptic techniques, maintenance of mammalian cell lines and cell-based assay is a plus

Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

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

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2023-03-17 Expires: 2023-04-17

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