Scientist III, Bioanalytical Development at Alexion Pharmaceuticals


Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

The primary responsibilities of development scientist III include: (1) leading an inter-department project or initiative involving other contributors; (2) Design and execution of innovative scientific experiments for development, validation and implementation of robust bioanalytical methods capable of detecting drug levels or anti-drug antibodies (ADA) in clinical and nonclinical study samples; (3) Develop and implement new and novel protocols to address specific issues and/or troubleshoot and improve current existing assay platforms towards being more robust and transferable. The candidate must possess critical thinking skills with an ability to integrate data and information to solve complex problems to advance drug discovery and development programs. Effectively be able to communicate complex ideas to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge.

You will be responsible for:

  • Require to have GLP laboratory experience, proficient with GLP and GCP regulations, adhere to GLP/GCP guidelines
  • Assay development and validation under GLP guidelines
  • Able to use professional concept and procedures to solve difficult problems in creative, practical and effective ways
  • Able to demonstrate success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and collaboration with others and independent thought
  • Able to work on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Excises judgment within defined procedures and practice for obtaining solutions
  • Can lead an inter-department project or initiative involving other contributors
  • Able to communicate across groups and within cross-functional teams
  • Able to persuasive written and oral communication
  • Ability to be the single departmental point of contact
  • Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature
  • Able to work with CRO, able to anticipate and solve problems

You will need to have:

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or related field with 8 years of relevant laboratory experience within Pharmaceutical Industry or Bachelors/Masters degree in relevant scientific discipline with 15+ years relevant laboratory experience within Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Good understanding of bioanalytical assay development, validation, and associated data analysis
  • Working knowledge of regulatory guidance documents that pertain to the bioanalytical discipline
  • Good writing and oral communication skills including good presentation skills
  • Hands-on experience with bench experiments and data analyses
  • Managing colleagues, working effectively in project teams and providing technical input to colleagues
  • Can lead an inter-department project or initiative involving other contributors
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an lab environment. As is typical of a lab-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: lift/carry 15/30 pounds unassisted/assisted; work comfortably in a controlled environment with and around biological, infectious, and hazardous materials; gown/degown PPE; use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience managing and mentoring direct reports

  • LIDI-1

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: .
Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact accommodations@Alexion.com. Alexion participates in E-Verify.
As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.
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