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Senior Sales Manager/Director – San Diego

Aragen is looking for a Senior Sales Manager/Director who can effectively execute Sales and Business Development plans in coordination with senior management by qualifying and identifying potential clients and grow Aragen’s business accounts. The position is based in the San Diego with target and focus on the US West Coast business.

Key Responsibilities

• Identify potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, agricultural, and veterinary sciences.

• Identify key decision makers relevant to Aragen’s business for potential contact.

• Mature existing contacts and leads into near-term revenue generation

• Establish new contacts with biotech/pharmaceutical companies focusing within assigned territory and facilitate meetings with technical teams and senior leadership as required.

• Systematic reporting of sales related activities, meeting summaries as well as revenue forecasting

• Participate in and provide support for proposal writing with emphasis on consistency, quality and presentation to client.

• Provide attentive and comprehensive customer service for ongoing and new customer relationships

• Participate in and provide support for marketing research activities

• Develop and expand on establishing a robust marketing database, identify and provide solutions for growth opportunities.

• Provide market feedback to Aragen’s senior management

• Ensure effective representation for Aragen by attending, exhibit and speak at various conferences and trade shows.

• Develop and maintain timelines that meet assigned projects and goals, working constructively with internal business partners.

• Ability to travel whenever required and within the assigned territory to maintain customer relationship.

• Represent Aragen Bioscience in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Skills Required

• Demonstrate a broad understanding of cell line development, protein production, analytics and animal models of disease.

• Existing network and contacts in the industry to facilitate market penetration.

• Good understanding of protein sciences discovery market.

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients.

• Self-motivated individual with excellent communication and attention to detail.

• Proficient with Microsoft office and SalesForce.

Required Education and Experience

Degree in Biological Science, PhD preferred.

3+ years of relevant industry experience in drug discovery, in-vivo and in-vitro services preferably in a CRO.

The applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment with multiple projects and adaptable to constantly changing timelines and priorities.

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Project Manager – Morgan Hill

Aragen Bioscience, Inc, is seeking a highly motivated Project Manager for Cell Line Development.

The Project Manager  will be responsible for managing projects and programs which will require facilitating communication between customers and internal scientific teams, organizing meetings, tracking project timelines, deliverables, and financial milestones. Preparing and presenting reports to senior management will be required. This individual will work on multiple projects with a diverse set of customers while maintaining Aragen’s high customer service standards. The successful candidate will have industry experience, knowledge about cell line development, cell culture, antibody discovery, protein production, protein purification, protein analytics/characterization, and/or process development would be beneficial.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with program leaders, and project team members to initiate, plan, schedule, execute and close projects.
  • Manage project related resources, maintain timelines and scope of projects.
  • Actively collaborate with cross-organizational divisions and contribute in both quality assurance and risk management tasks to ensure that project deliverables are met according to requirements.
  • Organize project team meetings, run manage meetings, and prepare & distribute meeting minutes.
  • Follow up with action items and track until completed.
  • Communicate real-time project and program information including risks to Program Lead and report to Division Head.
  • Manage all documentation from start of the project until completed.
  • Enter and manage Financial force tasks based on project milestones and update as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline desired. PMP Certification desirable
  • 2+ years project  experience
  • Excellent organization, time management, written and oral communication skills.
  • Great team player with ability to effectively liaise between different teams and with cross-functional departments.
  • Ability to multitask and interact effectively within a fast-paced team and dynamic work environment.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce & Financial Force desired

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Senior Sales Manager/Director – Bay Area

Two positions are available, based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Aragen is looking for several Senior Sales Managers/Directors who can effectively execute Sales and Business Development plans in coordination with senior management by qualifying and identifying potential clients and grow Aragen’s business accounts. The positions are based in the San Francisco Bay Area with target and focus on the US West Coast business.

Key Responsibilities

• Identify potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, agricultural, and veterinary sciences.

• Identify key decision makers relevant to Aragen’s business for potential contact.

• Mature existing contacts and leads into near-term revenue generation

• Establish new contacts with biotech/pharmaceutical companies focusing within assigned territory and facilitate meetings with technical teams and senior leadership as required.

• Systematic reporting of sales related activities, meeting summaries as well as revenue forecasting

• Participate in and provide support for proposal writing with emphasis on consistency, quality and presentation to client.

• Provide attentive and comprehensive customer service for ongoing and new customer relationships

• Participate in and provide support for marketing research activities

• Develop and expand on establishing a robust marketing database, identify and provide solutions for growth opportunities.

• Provide market feedback to Aragen’s senior management

• Ensure effective representation for Aragen by attending, exhibit and speak at various conferences and trade shows.

• Develop and maintain timelines that meet assigned projects and goals, working constructively with internal business partners.

• Ability to travel whenever required and within the assigned territory to maintain customer relationship.

• Represent Aragen Bioscience in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Skills Required

• Demonstrate a broad understanding of cell line development, protein production, analytics and animal models of disease.

• Existing network and contacts in the industry to facilitate market penetration.

• Good understanding of protein sciences discovery market.

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients.

• Self-motivated individual with excellent communication and attention to detail.

• Proficient with Microsoft office and SalesForce.

Required Education and Experience

Degree in Biological Science, PhD preferred.

3+ years of relevant industry experience in drug discovery, in-vivo and in-vitro services preferably in a CRO.

The incumbent should be comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment with multiple projects and adaptable to constantly changing timelines and priorities.

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Technical Sales Proposal Writer

Aragen is looking for a Technical Proposal Writer with a scientific background sufficient to gain a thorough understanding of Aragen’s service offerings, price guidelines and timelines.  This individual will conceptualize, develop, describe and refine the research workplan to meet the customer’s study goals, integrate input for the scientific teams, and incorporate it into an appropriately formatted document with costs, timeline and standard legal terms and conditions.  The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review Request For Proposals (RFP) from clients. These may be in document form or through participating in discussions with sales team members, technical staff and/or customers
  • Draft scientific workplans to meet the customer’s study goals
  • Incorporate information about study timelines, deliverables and costs
  • Insure legal terms and conditions are consistent in all documents
  • Meet due dates for submitting competitive bids

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate an understanding of program requirements for the research and development of biologic reagents and therapeutics
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively between sales, technical and finance teams
  • Self-motivated individual with great attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines with a first-time-right attitude
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and timelines in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

Required Education and Experience

  • Degree in Biological Sciences, MS or higher preferred
  • 8+ years of industry experience in scientific research, technical and/or grant writing

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Director/Sr. Director -Potency & Protein Analytical Sciences – Morgan Hill

We are seeking a motivated, protein analytics scientific leader to join the fast-paced and exciting Protein Sciences Division. We are looking for the right person to help us build and expand the organization from one that is focused on early discovery work, to one that can serve our client’s needs through later phases of clinical development. The ideal candidate has the analytical expertise, operational excellence, and personnel management/leadership experience to lead a growing team of scientists focused on assays to support all phases of protein drug development. The position requires a high degree of cross-functional teamwork and will report directly to the CEO of Aragen.

Position Requirements

  • Technical Excellence: Have direct experience with, or experience managing, a variety of analytical techniques for protein characterization and release/stability testing including ELISAs/Immunoassay-based assays for potency or binding, Octet or Biacore kinetics assays, HPLC- or UPLC-based methods for purity and glycans, cIEF, Western blots, SDS-PAGE and cell-based potency assays.
  • Operational Excellence: Have proven track record driving operational efficiency, capacity planning, and creating a results-driven organization. Ensure work quality and compliance objectives are met within timelines. Work cross functionally within the organization to successfully deliver on company objectives and obligations to clients.
  • Leadership Capability: Hire and develop talent within the organization. Create a team-oriented, empowered organization that views customer service as the top objective. Professionally represent Aragen to customers and during business development opportunities.
  • Strategic Leadership: Partner with other Business Unit heads, Sales and Marketing to identify new services and markets. Ensure the Protein Sciences Division is prepared to meet customer expectations and emerging needs. Develop the business rationale for expanding services, obtaining new technology, and expanding the organization.
  • Educational and Experience Requirements: PhD with 12+ yrs. of relevant experience in Biotech, Pharma, or CRO industry. Direct line management experience is required.

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Research Associate, Protein Sciences – Morgan Hill

We have multiple Research Associate opportunities now open. We are seeking a motivated professional with experience in the purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. A strong working knowledge of downstream process development and final product characterization is required. A broad knowledge of protein chemistry and enzymology is desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to diligently and expertly handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and generate accurate documentation.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in biochemistry or related field or comparable experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Has routinely performed SDS-PAGE, IEF-PAGE, Native-PAGE, Western Blot, colorimetric protein quantitation assays, ELISA, chromogenic activity assays and UV spectrophotometry.
  • Hands-on experience on the use of diverse chromatographic resins, on column packing, on ultrafiltraion and diafiltration (UF/DF), on cell culture harvest clarification and on sterile techniques.
  • Program, operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment such as AKTA purification systems such as Purifier and Pure, AKTA flux cross flow filtration system and Agilent 1100 HPLC.
  • Familiarity on operating capillary electrophoresis and mass spec equipment a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to maintain detailed written records.
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a matrixed team in a fast paced laboratory environment. Managerial experience and familiarity with cGMPs are highly desired.

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Scientist, Immunology 

Aragen Bioscience, Inc, is seeking for its Preclinical Research Division, a motivated Scientist with several years of post graduate experience in in-vivo/in-vitro-Immunology-Oncology Assays.

This is an opportunity to work in a scientific environment that allows for personal development in program management and valuable client facing opportunities while learning and working in the latest of scientific innovation in the areas of oncology, immunology, inflammation and other disease areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing both in vivo and ex-vivo-based oncology and immunology assays using a wide variety of human and mouse immune cell lines as well as primary cells.

Assays will consist of both small molecules and biologic therapeutics and other state of the art platforms.

The candidate will work in timeline-driven, fast-paced matrixed environment that requires the ability to work simultaneously on multiple and diverse projects and interact across different functional groups. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be very detail oriented. Good communication skills, documentation and computer skills (PP, Word, Excel, Graphpad, etc.) are required and the candidate must be familiar with data organization, analysis and preparation for presentations. Aptitude and desire to learn new techniques is a must.

Position Requirements
  • MS, Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology.
  • 3+ years of experience in academia or industry. CRO experience is a plus.
  • Strong background in performing cell based/Immuno-assays (Tissue culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, ADCC, CDC, MLR, etc.).
  • Proficiency in pre-clinical small animal studies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments.
  • Ability to perform in an environment of team work and collaboration.

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Aragen Bioscience provides a challenging work environment in which talented employees expand their technical skills and scientific knowledge and contribute directly to the ongoing success of the organization. The Company is located in Morgan Hill, California, at the south end of the Silicon Valley. We offer excellent salary and benefits. Aragen is an equal opportunity employer.