Associate Scientist/Research Assistant - Bioanalytical

Location: Lebanon, NH

Department: Bioanalytics and Purification Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Avitide

Avitide is a biotechnology company that provides a platform technology to rapidly discover and deliver high-performance affinity purification solutions for the biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing industry.  Avitide is seeking a qualified candidate to build upon their motivated and highly integrated, interdisciplinary team to pursue the rapid development of novel affinity separation solutions for our biopharmaceutical partners. The Avitide technology enables its partners with exclusive, high-yield, high purity affinity separation technologies that are delivered with an industry-leading service timeline to reduce cost of manufacturing and accelerate the delivery of new medicines to patients. 

Avitide's founding team brings substantial expertise and a track record of success in commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical discovery and manufacturing platform technologies.  Avitide is financed by top-tier private equity and venture capital firms such as Mithril Capital Management, Polaris Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors, SV Life Sciences, NeoMed Management, Sands Capital Ventures and Borealis Ventures.

Avitide is housed in a modern 30 000 square foot facility that is located in New Hampshire’s beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley, and is minutes from Dartmouth College, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  The surrounding New Hampshire and Vermont areas are renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, kayaking, and biking.  Avitide offers individually tailored compensation packages comprised of competitive salary, bonus, benefits, and equity components.

About This Position

Avitide bioanalytics operate in a tightly integrated manner with affinity resin development and plays an active role in shaping high-performance purification solutions for Avitide’s biopharmaceutical partners.  A successful candidate will join a small team offering analytical support to scientists throughout the company. A large emphasis will be on running and developing ELISAs and other microplate based assays against strict deadlines, but this position will also be exposed to multiple opportunities for cross training in purification process development.  Avitide seeks candidates who are highly self-motivated and can work in a collaborative fashion with other interdisciplinary team members in a fast-paced company that seeks to transform the downstream bioprocessing industry.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS/MS Degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, or biochemical/chemical engineering
  • 2-3 years of experience performing experiments in a laboratory
  • Adept with standard software packages (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Timely and very strong communication skills

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work under the guidance of Avitide scientists and engineers to perform experiments in a timely manner
  • Data analysis of experimental results and communication or results to other scientists.
  • Documentation of laboratory experiments and maintaining accurate records in our computerized proprietary lab information system
  • Reagent and buffer preparation, laboratory housekeeping

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in QC or GLP environment
  • Experience with performing and/or developing ELISAs or similar assays
  • Experience in routine biochemical procedures (e.g. SDS/PAGE, microplate assays, cloning, protein purification)
  • Desire to work with laboratory instrumentation, robots and automation.
  • Aptitude for processing large sample numbers and data sets
  • Attention to details, excellent organization and strong multi-tasking skills
  • Drive to solve problems and ability to work independently

Avitide Cultural Qualities:

  • Proactive outlook
  • Actively contribute to our collaborative team culture
  • Willingness to adhere to written procedures and instructions
  • Agile and quick to adapt
  • Eager to learn and develop professional skills
  • Excellent and timely communication skills
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