Research Associate II, Analytical Development

Alkermes Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

A Research Associate in the Analytical Development Group will participate in the development of analytical methods to support biologics therapeutics from discovery through commercialization.


  • Provide support for the development, qualification and validation of analytical methods including; HPLC, SDS-PAGE, cIEF etc.

  • Process and analyze data and assist in writing, reviewing and editing technical reports

  • Utilize analytical methods to support early discovery and on-going development programs

  • Maintain analytical lab equipment and assist in lab organization tasks

  • Perform tasks independently with only slight supervision

  • Present study results in clear and concise manner to supervisor and group

Experience and Education:

BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or related field with at least 2-3 years of industry research experience or MS degree in above mentioned fields with 0-1 year of industry research experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior protein analysis experience in early and/or late stage product development preferred

  • Analytical Expertise with bioanalytical methods and instrumentation, such as U/HPLC-based chromatographic techniques (SEC, CEX, RP), electrophoretic methods (IEF, SDS-PAGE) and particle characterization methods (MFI or FlowCam)

  • Experience with biophysical characterization methods, such as HPLC, SDS-PAGE, cIEF, DSC, PXRD, FTIR, Karl Fischer, light scattering, UV, CD and fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Prior research experiences in the areas of protein structure, stability, or protein aggregation are highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to work individually and in a team setting

  • Ability to maintain laboratory notebooks and records

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to multi-task and support accelerated timelines

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.


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