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Sr. Scientist, Biologics Development

Research & Development
186563 Requisition #
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The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • A solid understanding of methods and procedures related to the production and characterization of biopharmaceuticals in a regulated environment is expected.
  • Strong analytical and instrument skills and a thorough understanding and working knowledge of analytical method development, qualification, transfer and validation with emphasis on immunoassay and bioassay.
  • Skilled in the application of scientific design principles and analytical methodologies to the problems associated with biologicals and/or biopharmaceutical development.
  • Extensive experience with the application of cell culture, molecular biology, and bioassay techniques for the characterization of proteins and their degradation and modification products.
  • Skilled in the use of multiple equipment for the characterization of proteins or peptides (MSD Imager, fully automated CSI Imager, Luminex Plate Reader, Synergy Neo2 and Envision Plate reader, SMCxPro, Taqman qPCR, Surplace Plasmon Resonance, and application of liquid handlers in cell-based assay automation and related software for data analysis).
  • Skilled in the use of handling proteins and experience with standard protein analysis techniques such as Western blotting, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, AAV titering with viral genomic DNA staining, residual DNA analysis by qPCR, and TCID50 qPCR endpoint assay for AAV, preparation of cells for neurotoxin CBPA.
  • Working knowledge of antibody purification, conjugation, qualification
  • Ability to create effective experimental designs.
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of working in a GLP or cGMP environments.
  • Excellent documentation and written communication skills.


  • Ph.D and 4-5 years of applied experience OR MS degree and 7 or more years of applied experience OR BS degree and 11 or more years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

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