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Scientist - Proliant Health & Biologicals - Ankeny, IA

Company: The Lauridsen Group
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Conduct scientific research and product development projects to support business strategy.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Education & Experience : PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Immunology; or a Master's degree 2-4 years of combined academic and industrial experience is required.Industrial experience preferred.JOB DUTIES:Primary Job Functions

  • Develop new protein products to meet design objectives from bench-top proof of concept through pilot scale qualification and transfer to operations.
  • Use knowledge in protein chemistry or immunology to plan and execute laboratory research to support products used in markets ranging from clinical diagnostics to cell culture to medical foods.
  • Develop and review analytical procedures for assessing protein product performance in end-user's application - focusing on biophysical, structural, and immunoassays methods
  • Create standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols for analytical techniques, processing, and proper use of equipment.
  • Train colleagues on a broad range of laboratory procedures and support experimental design efforts.
  • Present analytical results internally and externally to customers and at scientific conferences.
  • Utilize scientific literature to solve technical problems.
  • Review procedures and data generated by third party organizations.
  • Communicate results and provide updates to team members and management on projects.
  • Track progress against project plans, provide regular status updates and communicate issues with management
  • Operate pilot scale protein fractionation process equipment: continuous flow centrifuge, tangential flow filtration (TFF), and chromatography columns.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment including: HPLC, chemistry analyzer, Luminex instrument
  • Develop and manage projects that support strategies from idea through development.
  • Improve and develop new skills by attending conferences/seminars and continuing education as required.
  • Use scientific and product knowledge to support sales and operations and provide technical support to customers.
  • Support Basic R&D, Preclinical and/or Clinical Trials exploring mechanism of action and efficacy of medical food
  • All other related duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • Strong knowledge of protein chemistry and/or immunology is required.
    • Understanding of immunoassay design, performance, and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient using analytical methods for product characterization, identity, affinity and efficacy in vitro - including but not limited to HPLC, ELISA, cell culture, SDS-PAGE
    • Ability to learn the operation of pilot scale equipment such as continuous centrifuges, diafiltration, and chromatography is required.
    • Ability to independently scope R&D projects, identify key project milestones, effectively design experiments, and drive projects to conclusions.
    • Support team members in research planning, resource utilization and collaborative learning.
    • Excellent written and oral communication ability and skills is required.
    • Ability to understand and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences is required.
    • Ability to identify product gaps and opportunities that algin with core competencies of company within the various markets of operation.
    • Ability to independently develop scientific articles and presentations.
    • Act as a key scientific resource for solving customer problems.
    • Ability to understand market segmentation (DX, cosmetics, vaccines, biological production) and the value that each product provides.
    • Travel up to 25%, domestic and international.PREFERRED SKILLS:
      • HPLC
      • ELISA techniques
      • Western Blotting
      • Thermal Shift Assays
      • Surface Plasmon Resonance
      • Filtration
      • Centrifugation
      • Bioinformatics
      • Spectrophotometry
      • Cell CultureBASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Approximate: 8:00-5:00 (ability to show flexibility based on project deadlines)Key:Occasional = 0% - 33%Frequent = 34% - 66%Continuous = 67% - 100%N/A = Not ApplicableStanding - FrequentSitting - FrequentWalking - OccasionalBending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - OccasionalReaching Above Shoulder - OccasionalClimbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - OccasionalWorking on Heights:Unprotected Heights - NAProtected Heights - NALifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - OccasionalPush/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/MaterialsWeighing from 0 to 50 pounds - OccasionalBeing Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - FrequentOperating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - NARead/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - FrequentHand Movements:Recording Data - ContinuousOperating Office Equipment - OccasionalOperating Computer - ContinuousSimple Grasping (right and left) - NAFirm Grasping (right and left) - NAFine Manipulating (right and left) - NAFoot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - NAGood Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to AccessRequired Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesColor Definition - YesGood Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicateand/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - YesAbility to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - YesOffice - FrequentMultiple Locations - FrequentPlant - OccasionalEquipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - NARough Terrain - NAOther - NABASIC MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:This position requires the mental and interpersonal capabilities to apply and communicate advanced technical expertise in a professional laboratory, technical and sales environment.WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPOSURES:This position spends time in general office, pilot plant and laboratory settings requiring extended hours during peak periods of activity. The position requires the ability to travel in a variety of weather conditions.#INDHP

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