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SCIENTIST - RNA DEVELOPMENT

SCOPE:
To drive the development and evaluation of product improvements highlighted by Research. To test, optimize, and define cGMP compliant product improvements in favor of developing formal procedures ready for transfer to Manufacturing.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Designs and performs experiments based upon protocols defined in Research, makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.
• Proposes and implements new methods, procedures, and techniques for solving specific defined product development problems, with support from Director of Molecular Biology.
• Presents experimental results in both a written and oral manner, and reports results to Director of Molecular Biology in a form such that proper experimental interpretation can be made.
• Generates technical reports.
• Designs and defines streamlined procedures for compliance with regulatory standards.
• Generates manufacturing procedures and associated documentation to support cGMP.
• Conducts assigned experiments following proper laboratory techniques as assigned by Director of Molecular Biology.
• Provides supervision to other RNA Development staff as appropriate.
• Conducts routine literature searches, and keeps current by reading scientific literature concerning the research project under investigation to be generally informed in trends in research and areas of interest to the company.
• Cooperates with scientists throughout the company to be aware of other research activities and the relationship to assigned projects.
• Trains personnel during technical transfer of the process.
• Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• MS degree in Molecular Biology or related discipline, with 5-8 years experience in a biotech setting, or PhD in Molecular Biology with 2-5 years experience.
• Experience with RNA work and Advanced Molecular Biology methods is required.
• Knowledge of immunology is preferred.
• Basic understanding and experience with composing cGMP compliant documentation.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills are required; will be working with input from within Research as well as QA. • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to operate a recent version of MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Must be willing to maintain a clean and orderly work environment.

We offer a competitive compensation package along with outstanding benefits. For confidential consideration, please a resume with a cover letter and salary history.

Argos Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.