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Animal Research Associate/Technician – Morgan Hill, CA

Aragen Bioscience offers molecular, cell biology, and immunology services to the biotech industries locally, nationally, as well as internationally. Aragen’s offices are located in Morgan Hill, California, at the south end of the Silicon Valley. Great reverse Commute!

We are currently seeking an experienced animal technician for our in vivo research projects. Animal technician will perform duties involving the daily care of research animals for experimental purposes, which includes daily health monitoring (taking body weight measurement), collecting other in vivo data (e.g., tumor measurement), dosing of animals (ip, iv, sc, and po), and collecting the organ samples (bleeding i.e., tail or retro-orbital bleeding, or cardiac bleeding and extracting organ tissues). All work will involve the direct handling of laboratory mice with a potential work with rats and other rodents. The candidate is also required to work in a barrier facility and wearing proper PPE.

Interested candidates should have several years of pertinent experience in a small to medium scale animal care facility and meet the following requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent, college degree preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with handling laboratory rodents.
  • Proficient with compound dosing and collection of samples for PK/PD
  • Competent at entering data onto a laptop computer.
  • Skill and knowledge to apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting cages in compliance with AAALAC standards.
  • Availability to work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Experience in surgical techniques and/or in vivo disease models is highly
  • AALAS certification (ALAT or higher) preferred.
  • Accurate record keeping and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and willing to meet strict time lines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, goal oriented, team-based environment

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Scientist/Research Associate – Morgan Hill, CA

Aragen Bioscience, Inc. is a contract research organization that provides a diversity of service offerings including molecular and cellular biology, stable cell line development, protein purification and process development as well as customized immunology and pre-clinical in vivo services.

We are seeking a Scientist or experienced Research Associate who under the direction of a senior scientist or director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of all technical tasks and data analysis associated with preclinical research projects. In addition, depending on the position, it will be necessary to manage research associates who are executing preclinical assay projects for clients. The candidate will be an innovative, independent and motivated professional. He or she will have significant and broad experience in combinations of the following areas: maintenance of cell cultures, inventory of samples originating from the preclinical projects, cell based assays, ELISA. The candidate will be able to perform analytical assays used using ELISA, Western Blot and related techniques. The candidate will have experience with troubleshooting assays and should be capable of data analysis, data presentation and interested in learning new areas of research.

Requirements

  • BS, MS, PhD in any discipline of Biology or chemical engineering
  • 4 + years experience in cell culture within a drug discovery organization or a CRO
  • Deep knowledge of functional analysis using different analytical techniques
  • Working in an environment of team work and collaboration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments

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Research Associate – Morgan Hill, CA

We are seeking a Research Associate who under the direction of a senior scientist or director will be responsible for the execution of all technical tasks and data analysis associated with cell line development projects. In addition, the position will be necessary to executing cell line development and process development projects for clients. The candidate will be an innovative, independent and motivated professional. He or she will have experience in combinations of the following areas: stable and transient expression of proteins and antibodies, development of recombinant cell lines, early-stage upstream process development and production of proteins and monoclonal antibodies in shake flasks and bench-scale bioreactors. The candidate will be able to perform analytical assays used to characterize expressed proteins and antibodies including ELISA, Western Blot, BLI measurement. The candidate will have experience with troubleshooting protein expression, cell culture and assay related problems.

Requirements

  • BS, MS in any discipline of Biology or chemical engineering
  • Experience in mammalian cell line development within a drug discovery organization or a CRO
  • Deep knowledge of mammalian cell protein expression and upstream process development across different platforms.
  • Deep and current knowledge of bioreactor design, function and maintenance. Direct involvement in a GMP process or transfer to a GMP facility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments

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Sales Manager – Fully Remote •  North Carolina, NC

Senior Sales Manager – USA – South East, Mid West, South West

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 for the antibody discovery, recombinant protein production and purification, stable cell line development, protein analytics offerings.

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.
  • 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 candidate 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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Sales Manager – Fully Remote • Boulder Colorado, CO

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 for the antibody discovery, recombinant protein production and purification, stable cell line development, protein analytics offerings.

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.
  • 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 candidate 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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Senior Scientist / Principal Research Scientist – Purification – Morgan Hill

Aragen’s Bioproduction group is seeking an experienced protein purification Senior or Principal Research Scientist to join a high-functioning team responsible for delivering R&D and GLP protein reagents for our clients. You will have opportunities to take ownership of a wide-ranging set of projects from purification design to process development and tech transfer and for a variety of protein types and therapeutics. As part of a rapidly growing team, you will be able to make decisions and influence changes as we grow the organization and expand capabilities to meet clients’ goals and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

The incumbent will split time between communicating with and understanding clients’ projects and designing and executing lab experiments. Effective internal and external communication and collaboration skills are essential for success in this position. The ideal candidate will maintain a high-level of awareness of recent developments in separation sciences and protein analytical techniques.

Experience and Qualifications

  • PhD with 5+ years or BS/MS with 10+ years of hands-on experience designing, executing, and troubleshooting bench- and/or pilot-scale protein purification.
  • In-depth understanding of protein chemistry and industry-standard purification processes (affinity, IEX, SEC, viral inactivation and filtration, depth filtration, TFF, UFDF, etc.), equipment (AKTA), and software (UNICORN, Osi Pi Historian).
  • Creative thinker that can identify method improvements to address issues and gaps
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and on cross-functional teams
  • Strong attention to detail
  • People and project management experience is a plus

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Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist – Morgan Hill, CA

We are currently seeking an experienced associate scientist /senior research associate in our preclinical research department. This is a great opportunity for candidates, who wish to further expand his/her scientific and technical knowledge in preclinical R&D in diverse disease areas (e.g., oncology, autoimmune disease, virology, and respiratory disease models).

The candidate will be involved in the critical function in the fast- paced, versatile, and various stages of preclinical R&Ds.

Basic Responsibilities
  • Participate in in vivo studies (e.g., dosing, monitoring, and tissue samplings) in a team environment.
  • Participate in in vitro/ex vivo studies (e.g., cell cultures, tissue procurement, and cell-based or immunoassays) in a team environment.
  • Practice solid documentation of the experimental procedures and activities.
  • Analyze data using Excel and other software
  • General laboratory maintenance
Requirements
  • BS, MS or PhD in life sciences with academic/industry experience 
  • Hands-on experience in vivo studies.
  • Ability to learn the new techniques with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective time management and other good work ethic skills

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Senior Sales Manager/Director – Fully Remote • San Diego Area, CA

Southern California, Pacific Northwest 

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 for the antibody discovery, recombinant protein production and purification, stable cell line development, protein analytics offerings. 

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 candidate 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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Scientific Director/Associate Director – Morgan Hill

Aragen is seeking an Associate Scientific Director or Scientific Director to lead our Bioproduction group delivering R&D and GLP protein reagents for clients. Qualified candidates will have experience in generating protein reagents supporting R&D, pre-clinical and clinical studies. This role encompasses designing, directing, and troubleshooting protein expression (bacterial, insect, and mammalian expression systems), purification, and characterization. As part of a rapidly growing group, a successful candidate will set directions and track progress, coach team members, and expand organizational capabilities to meet clients’ goals and ultimately improve patient outcomes. 

Position Objectives

  • Execute scientific and business strategies while managing multiple research plans to deliver clients’ objectives.
  • Partners with clients to positively impact project objectives and Aragen’s revenue.
  • Develops and sustains business practices that support projects and improves efficiency.
  • Develops a strong and compelling vision for new technology/processes to support long-term business growth.
  • Communicates technical details of projects to others. Leads functional/technical member of the project with frequent interaction with colleagues and external partners.
  • Coaches the group by influencing and inspiring scientists, and maintaining a culture that encourages inclusiveness, innovation, scientific rigor, and growth opportunities.

Position Accountabilities

  • Execute multiple and concurrent protein expression projects to enable clients’ R&D activities. Productions will utilize several platforms, including microbial, baculovirus, transient Expi293, ExpiCHO, and stable CHO expression.
  • Design and execute process improvements including, but not limited to, vector design, automation, and cell line engineering.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in the optimization and execution of protein purification of recombinant proteins and antibodies using various chromatographic platforms such as AKTA, Waters and Agilent High-Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC’s).
  • Biophysical characterization using various biophysical and spectroscopy methods like cIEF, DLS, CE-SDS, SEC-MALS, LC/MS, Octet etc. for quantifying proteins, assessing protein quality, stability, and protein-protein interactions.
  • Demonstrate a track record of initiative, creativity, organization and independent performance with attention to detail and adherence to timelines/deliverables, and documentation.
  • Participate on project teams to optimize and produce proteins and collaborate with internal and external team members.
  • Manage internal and external partner relations through project leadership and clear communication.
  • Coach and guide staff on scientific concepts and technical details of various biopharmaceutical methodologies. Play a major role in developing and maintaining a culture that is innovative, encourages risk, and supports the development of its people.

Education and Skills

  • Typically, Associate Scientific Director candidates will have a PhD degree (or equivalent) with 6-12 years of business experience or 3-5 years of business experience at the Principal Research Scientist level, or equivalent training/experience. Scientific Director will have 15-20 years post-PhD experience.
  • Strong scientific background and experience in biopharmaceuticals preferably a subject matter expert in purification and downstream process development.
  • Demonstrated competence for team leadership, people management and project management.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated client-facing interactions.
  • Broad and strong network in the industry and biotech.
  • Previous CRO and/or CDMO experience preferred.

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Head of CCM – Morgan Hill, CA

Technical

  • Provide overall leadership to Aragen’s Cell Culture Manufacturing (CCM) operations, develop, implement and oversee group objectives, ensuring alignment with site goals.
  • Responsible for product transfer, process validation, and process improvement.
  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical manufacturing in the following areas: Cell Expansion, Cell Culture, Purification, Solution Preparation and Weigh/Dispense. Employee will lead and work seamlessly across all areas and will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for multiple areas.
  • Strong partnership with Quality to support manufacturing operations and to support Quality and Compliance at all times.
  • Ensure systems and staff are prepared for inspections by regulatory authorities and customer audits.
  • Specify processing requirements in support of product and quality related topics.
  • Monitors and controls all aspects of manufacturing processes using data trending and /or statistical process control.
  • Works cross functionally to ensure process is controlled and issues are escalated and investigated.
  • Analyze process and facility capabilities to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead the transfer of products/processes from and to Aragen CCM.
  • Provide technical support to the front-line operations support groups in the Manufacturing Department to troubleshoot and improve process operations.
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments targeted at improving process robustness.

Leadership & People Management

  • Develop Aragen’s CCM group to meet goals in staff development, group effectiveness, efficiency, process improvement, customer service, and safety.
  • Establish culture of strong team spirit, effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire team to achieve short and long-term goals.
  • Manage groups organizational growth and development including hiring, promotion, and compensation and provide training of personnel on company’s and department policies systems and processes.
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities and is change advocate.

Financial

  • Plan, develop and oversee CCM budget.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in the life sciences or in an engineering discipline (Ph.D. preferred).
  • At least 10 years of experience in the GMP cell culture manufacturing
  • At least 7 years of managerial experience

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • In depth knowledge of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and GMP requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team leader with demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, lead technical teams, and support manufacturing operations in a flexible and dynamic team environment.
  • Experience in leading, motivating, developing, and sustaining creative output from a diverse technical staff.

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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.