Position Title: R&D Research Associate IReports to: Director of Research and DevelopmentDepartment: Research and DevelopmentDate Revised: April 2013FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)Summary:
This individual participates in research and development activities. Conducts experiments, submitsreports on findings, and works closely with other departments in the company to transfer new vaccineformulations or methods. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Executes experiments with novel formulations or methodologies for current/new vaccines inaccordance with approved protocols.2.
Conducts relevant laboratory or animal experiments under the guidance R&D scientists or Director of R&D.3.
Ensures that all resources are available to conduct experiments and trials; this includes labequipment, lab supplies, and scheduling R&D Technicians as appropriate.4.
Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data.5.
Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations using approved scientificreporting templates and guidelines under the guidance of Senior Research Scientists or Director of R&D.6.
Presents on scientific research quarterly to other members of the R&D department, members fromother technical teams, such as Process Improvement, and management, including Directors and theCEO.7.
Assists in troubleshooting Production performance issues such as, but not limited to, potency andstability assays and manufacture techniques.8.
Assists in the identification and implementation of corrective and preventive actions.9.
Assists in the transfer and implementation of new methods to other company departments including,but not limited to, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Process Improvement, and Production.10.
Ensures animal trials and laboratory experiments are conducted according to protocols; provideguidance, training, and oversight of R&D Technicians as appropriate.11.
Ensure the laboratory and work areas are kept clean and organized following the correspondingSOP’s or company policies.12.
Understands and follows the Biosecurity policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).Recognizes potential issues and communicates deviations in a timely manner to their supervisor(s).
Must have a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences; an Associate’s Degree and five (5) years researchexperience will be considered in lieu of BS degree. The candidates must demonstrate at least 6 months of hands-on laboratory experience. Individual must have a proven track record of working in a teamenvironment and handling multiple tasks simultaneously and complete tasks according to deadlines and