Immunology Associate Scientist in San Juan Capistrano, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2021

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

 As an Immunology Associate Scientist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

This professional will work on-site in San Juan Capistrano, CA. 

Immunology Associate Scientist – the role:

 The Immunology Associate Scientist participates on a team of scientists in the development and transfer to manufacturing of processes to purify, characterize and modify enzymes, antibodies and other proteins. Candidate will be expected to work in the laboratory.

Job responsibilities:

•         Plans, conducts and records results from moderately complex analysis, manufacturing, development or research experiments within a specific product or technology area. Performs laboratory experiments following established protocols and company procedures.

•         Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize experiment results. Interprets results of experiments and makes recommendations for improvements.

•         Works on individual assignments, as a member of a project team, or as a leader of small work groups on segments of projects. Presents experimental results to supervisor or project team members and contributes ideas to improve team processes.

•         Identifies problems and investigates alternatives. Follows recommended courses of action. Works with team members and other Business Unit personnel as appropriate to meet department and project objectives.

•         May assist in preparing articles and reports for publication or presentation at scientific meetings or to customers.

•         May attend technical conferences or seminars. Reads literature in area of specialization to enhance awareness of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures.

•         Responsibilities include supporting and complying with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices.

•         Utilizes current field-specific core technologies and approaches to problem solving. Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

•         Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline. Master's Degree (M.A. /M.S.) preferred.

•         Typically requires at least 1 year of prior relevant experience often acquired in an academic or industrial environment with a Master's degree, or at least 2 - 4 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree. 

•          Experience in a GMP or QSR environment preferred. Experience with ELISA techniques, immunoassays and assay development for analytical biochemistry assay products is preferred. 

•          Knowledgeable in the use of common laboratory equipment and safe chemical handling. Requires a thorough knowledge of related products and technologies gained through developmental experience in an academic or industrial setting. 

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.