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R&D Scientist II - Arbor Assays - Ann Arbor, MI

Are you passionate about research and development within life sciences and looking to join a team utilizing standard biochemistry and immunology techniques with your own scientific innovations? If you want to make an immediate difference in life sciences, keep reading!

About Us
As the world’s first employee-owned life sciences company, Arbor Assays has always had the simple desire to create the highest quality assay products for the research community, using US-sourced materials and a pro-environment perspective. Founded in 2007 we take great pride in building products that make someone’s job easier, help create sound research, provide consistent results, and cultivate long-lasting relationships. Alongside our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed personally and professionally.

About the Opportunity
The R&D Scientist II works independently and as part of a team in a lab environment to complete the development of ELISA, EIA, detection assay kits, and client-driven projects as well as assisting with Quality Control and Manufacturing activities.

The job responsibilities include

  • Research, develop and transfer new assays to manufacturing (ex: immunoassay, activity, detection etc), and characterize other assay products using standard biochemistry and immunology techniques.
  • Perform protein purifications, protein/small molecule extraction, UV/Vis analysis, and preparation of standard reagents.
  • Source, assess, and review vendor critical raw materials to make sure quality and long- term supplies are met.
  • Maintain accurate, legible, up-to-date lab notebooks, SOPs, protocols, and create manufacturing and marketing scientific documentation efficiently.
  • Ensure compliance with government rules and regulations when performing all scientific tests and experiments as required. (FDA, cGMP, DEA, ICH, OSHA, etc.).
  • Communicate project requirements, recommendations, and status to the AAI team, including Marketing, QA/QC, and Manufacturing sciences.
  • Represent the company at trade shows as needed.
  • Take shared ownership of laboratory instruments for equipment maintenance, calibration, SOPs, ensuring they are updated regularly.
  • Keep R&D inventory of materials stocked and order necessary items in a timely manner for related experiments.

About You
The ideal candidate for this role has:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Biotechnology required, Masters's degree Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline preferred.
  • Experience in a biotech laboratory environment with industry experience in product development.
  • Experience in ELISA, EIA, and Detection assay development projects.
  • Detail-oriented and highly responsible with excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-starter to accomplish tasks thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for international and domestic trips as necessary.

Why Work with Us?
Innovate in a collaborative environment. Have a direct impact on the success of a business by developing the products we make and sell into the research market. We provide a comprehensive benefits program to include: medical, dental, and vision effective on your first day. An IRA plan, and voluntary life insurance, and a fun work environment.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume via our online job portal here:
Job Details
  • Company: Arbor Assays
  • Post Date:November 21, 2022
  • Category:
  • Industry:
    Life Science
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Experience: Mid Level
  • Location: 1514 Eisenhower Pl
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Please submit your resume via our online job portal:
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