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Scientist II, Assay Development

Status: Active
CompanyHD Biosciences
LocationSan Diego, CA
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Job Summary: HD Biosciences, Inc. (San Diego), a WuXi AppTec Company, is expanding its HTS and assay development team. We’re seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist II to lead assay development projects and support various HTS screening projects.


Essential Job Functions:

Job Requirements:

  • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Performs support functions in the in vitro biology department.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
  • Maybe required to work Overtime (Remove only for Exempt positions) 
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May be required to assist in other departments
  • Design, implement, and perform projects for functional assay development.
  • Proven hands-on experience with cell based assays and biochemical assays.
  • Develop assays in biochemical and cell based formats that are suitable for SAR screening in 96 or 384-well formats.
  • Support target discovery and validation efforts by independently developing and performing assays to evaluate biologic drug candidates, such as ELISA, western blot, kinase assays, etc.
  • Deep understanding of molecular biology and cell biology and experience in mammalian cell culture and compound handling techniques.
  • Experience with methods such as luminescence, fluorescence, absorbance and radiometric detection is preferred
  • Scientific creativity, critical thinking and fast learning capabilities.
  • Industrial drug R& D experience is a plus
  • Effectively communicate with internal team colleagues and external clients to promote a world-class services.


Experience / Education           

  • PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Molecular Biology.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of complex scientific procedures with technical proficiency in molecular and cell biology
  • Industry experience in Pharma/Biotech or close exposures to R&D process is preferred. Prior work in CRO in a commercial setting will be considered an additional strength.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills to seamlessly fit within a teamwork driven environment.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook) and data analysis

Physical Requirements:                   

  • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Animals/biohazards / Chemicals (List specific Chemicals) 
  • Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility 
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
  • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to Lift 10 lbs routinely
  • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
  • Ability to push/pull 10 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
  • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
  • Inside/outside working conditions


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability


This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.

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