Research Associate, BioAnalytical Testing I

Novato, CA 94949 | Contract

Post Date: 09/01/2017 Job ID: 11880 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate, BioAnalytical Testing I  to be part of our Client’ s team in Marin County. This is an opportunity to work with a local Biopharmaceutical company focusing on the developing and commercializing novel therapies for rare diseases.  

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. Their company has been recognized as one of the fastest drug developers in the industry and has also been recognized among the Top 10 World’ s Most Innovative Company’ s in 2015 & 2016.Their organization is fueled by their employee’ s passion and dedication to change the course of disease.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Research Associate, BioAnalytical Testing I 

BioAnalytical Sciences develops analytical methods for detection of drug, antibodies to protein therapeutics, and biomarkers in biological matrices from non-clinical and clinical subjects to support projects through multiple stages of development. The Research Associate I will perform bioanalysis, using validated PK or immunoassay methods, on non-clinical and clinical samples in a GLP compliant environment. Responsibilities can include sample preparation, sample analysis, GLP documentation, report generation, assay validation and troubleshooting, and interaction with GLP quality assurance unit.

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.  
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Perform quantitative and semi-quantitative assays on non-clinical and clinical samples such as but not limited to serum, plasma, and urine, including immunoassays (ELISA) for therapeutic protein concentration and antibodies to therapeutic proteins, enzymatic activity assays, and glycosaminoglycans determinations.
  • Assist in assay development and qualifcation of new test methods.
  • Prepare SOPs, reports and documents such as assay validation, qualification and maintenance reports.
  • Independently perform routine tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ensure GLP-compliant sample handling, assay performance and laboratory operations through adherence to SOPs and departmental practices.
  • Participate in internal and external inspections/audits. 

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Preferred: Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience with clinical assays or other quantitative analytical methods in a biological or biochemical field.
  • Required: At least 0-2 years of experience in a bioanalytical laboratory, research laboratory, or biotechnology company performing bioanalytical assays.
  • Preferred: Skills with ELISA and other analytical methods in a GLP-compliant environment, or equivalent analytical experience in a regulated lab environment
  • Preferred: Experience with GLP or GMP documentation and testing.
  • Preferred: Experience with Meso Scale Discovery (MD) and Molecular Devices plate readers
  • Preferred: Experience with Watson LIMS, statistical analysis software, JMP  and ELN.
  • Preferred: Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.

Amanda Kiefer

If you are looking for the job of your dreams, I am here to help. I am a Recruiter at Bayside that specializes in scientific roles. I take pride in building relationships, and really get to know you so I can help you find the right job for your career. I will be here for you for you through the whole process. Starting with finding you new opportunities, resume help, and interview prep. I look forward to helping you find your next great opportunity!

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