Laboratory Associate/Research Associate - Bioassays

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Performing cell-based assays and immunoassays (ELISA) for preclinical characterization of insulin analogs

Reports to:         

Senior Scientist-Bioassays


·    Independently plan and reliably conduct studies in a fast-paced environment

·    Assist in development and validation of cell-based potency assays

·    Prepare/optimize SOPs; prepare accurate and clear study and assay-development reports

·    Effectively work with other functional teams: production, formulation, and data management

·    Compile analytical data, perform data analysis and interpretation

·    Order and maintain laboratory reagents and supplies, perform tasks as assigned

·    Implement sample and laboratory management system

Typical activities

·    Perform:

·    Cell-based metabolic assays for insulin activity

·    High-throughput cell proliferation assays using colorimetric readouts

·    Cell culture and cell-based assays in microplates

·    Pharmacokinetics studies using ELISA detection systems

·    Assays manually and with semi-automatic systems

·    Sample inventory control and handling

·    Data analysis with established templates

·    Solution/buffer preparation, support

·    Creating accurate documentation for all studies


·    Extensive cell culture experience

·    Microplate cell-based assay experience including troubleshooting

·    Hands-on experience with ELISA and other bioanalytical methodology

·    Familiarity with competitive binding assays is a plus

·    Follow protocols precisely; record results accurately and meticulously

·    Excellent sample and data management

·    Prompt and accurate record keeping

·    Juggling several simultaneous projects

·    Good listener.  Strong, concise, and consistent written and oral communication

Personal characteristics

·    Meticulous and detail oriented, responsible & mature

·    Good mechanical skills; hands-on person

·    Passionate, committed to excellence; driven to make projects and company succeed

·    Persistent/tenacious, proactive self-starter, thorough follow-up; problem solver 

·    Initiates change. Sense of urgency

·    Takes responsibility. Gets things done personally as well as through others

·    Risk taker, flexible and adaptable.  Comfortable with ambiguity

·    Good with people, team player, sense of humor

·    Demonstrated strong ethics


·    At least 2 years experience post graduation, preferably in an industry setting

·    At least 3 distinct, observable examples where achieved meaningful excellence

·    Must have a B.S./M.S in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related science in addition to appropriate laboratory experience

·    We do not provide sponsorship.  Must be eligible to work in the US

Location: Cleveland, OH
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