Careers

At PBL we pride ourselves on creating an environment where you are not constrained by your position or your department function. We are still small enough that you have an opportunity to learn things outside of the traditional boundaries of your job description. You are encouraged to talk to others in different departments, learn new skills, work on interdepartmental projects, and develop both personally and professionally. As a matter of fact, we require it. We work to support, challenge, and inspire each other, so we can all succeed together.

 

Click here to see what we strive to be and what’s important to us - these are the key principles that reflect the kind of company we are.

 

PBL offers a compensation package including a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to see an overview of our benefits.

 

After reviewing all of the above, if you think you would be a good fit at PBL, please see our current openings below and apply for the position for which you are qualified.

 


 

 

Assay Services Scientist

Division: Assay Services

Reports to: Director, Assay Services

 

Summary: The Assay Services Scientist works primarily with bioassays, executing antiviral bioassays, other bioassays and ELISAs for characterizing proteins and reagents; performing cell culture; and developing new and custom assays to support the growth of the Assay Services Group.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute antiviral and antiproliferative bioassays
  • Perform cell culture
  • Execute ELISA assays
  • Develop custom assays and reagents
  • Performs additional duties and/or other projects as required or assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in the life sciences with some laboratory experience required
  • 1+ year’s experience (excluding academic internships) in tissue culture, ELISA or in cell-based assay development in an industrial setting preferred
  • Hands-on involvement in mammalian and/or bacterial cell culture and assay execution preferred
  • Ability to execute multiple simultaneous projects and effectively interpret data required
  • Experience interacting with customers preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly attentive to detail and well organized
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and GraphPad Prism
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude, and ability to work independently

Physical Demands:

  • Standard Office/Lab work demands
  • No heavy lifting or carrying required

Work Environment:

  • Office/Lab environment
  • Will be notified of any potential harmful exposure

 

 

R&D Scientist

Division: Product Research & Development - Assay Services (PRaDAS)

Reports to: Assay Development Group Leader

 

Summary: The R&D Scientist is responsible for the hands-on development of immunoassays, such as ELISAs and cell-based assays, for commercial production. This individual plans and executes assay development strategy and aids in the transfer of the assays to the Manufacturing department for final commercialization. The R&D Scientist is also responsible for development of custom assays and reagents for clients.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops immunoassays and cell-based assays for commercial markets
  • Optimizes and verifies assay performance in multiple biological matrices from normal and diseased organisms
  • Ensures robustness and ruggedness of assay performance to facilitate ease of large-scale manufacture
  • Develops and screens new tools and reagents, such as by purification of antibodies, for assay suitability
  • Develops and verifies new assay technologies
  • Assists in the transfer and troubleshooting of assays developed within PRaDAS to the Manufacturing department
  • Performs additional duties and/or other projects as required or assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in biological sciences; advanced degree acceptable
  • 1+ years of ELISA or other immunoassay development experience
  • Experience with multiple immunoassay and cell-based assay formats preferred
  • Ability to execute pipeline projects and effectively interpret, summarize, and report data to R&D management
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills necessary
  • Must be highly attentive to detail and well organized
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and GraphPad Prism

Physical Demands:

  • Standard Office/Lab work demands
  • No heavy lifting or carrying required

Work Environment:

  • Office/Lab environment
  • Will be notified of any potential harmful exposure

 

Senior Scientist

Division: Product Research & Development - Assay Services (PRaDAS)

Reports to: Assay Development Group Leader

 

Summary: The Senior Scientist is responsible for the hands-on development of immunoassays, such as ELISAs and cell-based assays, for commercial production. This individual plans and executes assay development strategy, and oversees multiple product transfers to the Manufacturing department for final commercialization. The Senior Scientist is also responsible for development of custom assays and reagents for clients.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops immunoassays and cell-based assays for commercial markets
  •  
  • Optimizes and verifies assay performance in multiple biological matrices from normal and diseased organisms
  • Ensures robustness and ruggedness of assay performance to facilitate ease of large-scale manufacture
  • Develops new reagents, such as antibodies or purified proteins, for assay feasibility and suitability
  • Develops and implements new assay methods and technologies
  • Facilitates the transfer and troubleshooting of assays developed within PRaDAS to the Manufacturing department
  • Interacts with customers on future and current assay projects
  • Identifies and utilizes new assays for research purposes to produce literature demonstrating assay utility in support of the product pipeline
  • Develops and trains junior staff
  • Performs additional duties and/or other projects as required or assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in biological sciences; advanced degree preferred
  • 1-4+ years of ELISA or other immunoassay development experience
  • Experience with multiple immunoassay and cell-based assay formats preferred
  • Ability to execute multiple projects and effectively interpret, summarize, and report data to R&D management
  • Experience interacting with customers and the scientific community preferred
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills necessary
  • Must be highly attentive to detail and well organized
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and GraphPad Prism

Physical Demands:

  • Standard Office/Lab work demands
  • No heavy lifting or carrying required

Work Environment:

  • Office/Lab environment
  • Will be notified of any potential harmful exposure

 

 


These job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and are subject to change by the employer at any time as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@pblassaysci.com. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.

 

We regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants; only those of interest will be contacted.

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