Research Scientist II

Grifols Inc. Emeryville , CA 94608

Posted 2 weeks ago

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols' three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

Leads mammalian cell protein expression projects. This includes development, execution and interpretation of scientific research projects pertaining to mammalian cell derived recombinant proteins.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Provides updates to senior management on status of experiments and studies

  • Leads collaboration with internal scientific clients

  • Leads subsequent characterization of the recombinant proteins. Independently or with team members, plans research projects requiring initiative and judgement within defined procedures and practices

  • Independently selects methodological approaches and specific methods to achieve research objectives

  • Exercises judgment and initiative in making reach project decisions. Performs experiments in the laboratory as needed

  • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets project results. Leads communication of those results

  • In collaboration with other scientists, write original proposals for research projects. Remain up to date on pertinent scientific related topics

  • Prepares written reports on all phases of laboratory experimental work

  • Attends scientific meetings, seminars and leadership team meetings

  • Presents research results to colleagues at scientific meetings

  • Authors or co-authors scientific papers and /or journal articles and technical reports

  • Reviews and edits pertinent regulatory documents

  • Prepares and defends patent disclosures and applications

  • Works well with small teams in collaborative development and technical environment


  • Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or other life science fieldwith a minimum of 7+ years of industry lab experience .

  • Masters degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or other life science field with a minimum of 5+ years industry lab experience.

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or other life science field with a minimum of 1-2 years industry lab experience.


  • Extensive experience with mammalian stable cell line development for protein production generation of stable cell lines by site-specific methodologies a plus

  • Subject matter expert in recombinant DNA techniques, tissue/cell culture, protein biochemistry

  • Experience in demonstrating and supervising technology transfer to a technical development team

  • Knowledge of large scale cell culture platforms (WAVE, etc.)

  • Bench chemistry, data analysis, documentation, reagent optimization

  • Ability to become familiar with relevant scientific literature

  • Comfortable with handling biohazardous and infectious samples

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Working knowledge of GenBank searching: BLAST, sequence alignment and analysis, tree building using Cluster and TreeView

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Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Emeryville:USEMV - Emeryville CA-Headquarters

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