Scientist - Immunology

Location Gosselies
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email: c.becker@panda-int.com
Job ref: 12179
Published: 9 days ago

Summary

The role of a Scientist is to implement and validate novel approaches for cell-based assays, essentially flow cytometry. Equally important, the incumbent has the responsibility to serve as a technical and scientific resource for the assay transfer team. The Scientist in CellCarta will work to establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). She/He is expected to remain current regarding the advances in the field regarding standardization, validation, reagents and in the field of immunology.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Validate new flow and non-flow cell-based assays for clinical deployment
  • Perform work within specified timelines, proactively communicate any failure to meet timelines
  • Design, execute and document troubleshooting activities
  • Present summaries of analysis results and interpretation in a professional, clear and concise manner to internal and external clients.
  • Perform in-depth data analysis and interpretation for each experiment performed
  • Present work internally as required
  • Design and execute method comparison studies for the implementation of novel methods.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders assigned to each specific project.
  • Support the study lead assigned to each specific project.
  • Main focus will be in flow cytometry assays.
  • Supervision of research assistants may be required.

 

Main Requirements

  • M.Sc. with 3 years pharma/biotech/CRO experience or Ph.D. with demonstrated assay validation skills
  • Immunology (human an asset), immune monitoring methodologies
  • Strong experience with flow cytometry techniques and applications including assay design as well as handling complex data set of multi-color panels. Experienced in in the field of immune monitoring (an asset).
  • Experience with bioanalytical assay validation (an asset)
  • Optional: Knowledge of non-flow cell-based assays to monitor adaptive and innate immune responses
  • Experience working with third party flow cytometry data analysis packages and Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP regulations and other regulatory guidelines sufficient to carry out GLP studies
  • English and French proficiency (written and spoken) is required.

Skills

  • Works methodically and systematically
  • Critical and creative thinker
  • Good team spirit
  • Advanced level of understanding and analytical skills to interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Communicates clearly and confidently and has excellent interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Excellent record keeping, attention to details and commitment to achieve good quality work
  • Ability to prepare high-quality reports
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to prepare project reports and make internal and client presentations
  • Strong troubleshooting skills

Working Conditions

  • Must be willing to perform duties or supervise activities in Bio Safety Level (BSL) 1 or 2 facilities where biological samples may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous viruses such as HIV, HCV, or CMV
  • The role is predominantly conducted in a laboratory setting
  • Employee is personally responsible for following Health and Safety guidelines/instructions