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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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Account Manager  – Fully Remote, MA

GVK BIO is one of Asia’s leading Discovery Services Organizations. With our strength in chemistry, biology, formulations, development, and manufacturing, we help accelerate drug discovery and development for more than 400 global clients. Our US west coast site, Aragen Bioscience, Inc. provides biologics discovery and development services and preclinical biology services.

Scope of the Role

We are looking for an Account Manager to help grow Aragen/GVK BIO’s preclinical BIOLOGY business vertical.  The position is home-based in MA, NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC or VA with target and focus on the US East Coast business.  This position offers the chance to work in a fast-paced global scientific organization that is dedicated to bringing medicines to patients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent Aragen/GVK BIO’s preclinical BIOLOGY solutions in the US East Coast. This position will report to the Head of North America Biology Sales and will work collaboratively with the rest of the North America Field Sales and Inside Sales teams.
  • Drive towards achieving/exceeding assigned quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Identify new potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, and agrochemical segments.
  • Identify/contact/nurture key decision makers at prospect account and facilitate meetings with BIOLOGY technical teams and senior leadership as required.
  • Utilize strong sales skills throughout the sales cycle to understand client needs, identify opportunities, coordinate scientific presentations, work with proposal team to share client-facing proposal, close deal, and help successfully start projects.
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills to negotiate contracts and/or proposals and build long-term relationships with both clients and internal partners (scientific, finance, legal, project management etc.).
  • Travel within the assigned territory to develop and grow customer relationships.
  • Work with Inside Sales to drive effective prospecting of new clients
  • Using CRM, maintain up to date sales information, visit reports, forecasts/pipelines, report individual sales results and analysis/interpretation of sales trends.
  • Gather and present current marketplace trends and competitive intelligence that affect Aragen/GVK BIO’s success in the marketplace
  • Help cross sell to other business verticals within Aragen/GVK BIO
  • Represent Aragen/GVK BIO in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Experience/Skills/Education

  • 2-5 years of sales experience in the preclinical CRO industry.
  • Experience in selling biology services: in vivo pharmacology; in vitro biology; DMPK; and toxicology
  • Understanding of the drug discovery process and a network of pharma/biotech drug discovery contacts
  • Self-driven, with the ability to “hunt” for new business and “open new doors” within the biotech/pharma segment
  • Ability to operate remotely, whilst remaining an effective member of a global organization; experience working for a global CRO is a plus
  • Should have very good presentation and scientific communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and SalesForce.
  • Life Sciences degree; MS/PhD a plus.

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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

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

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Sales Manager – East Coast

Fully Remote • East Coast – NJ,NY,PA,MD, DC or VA, NC

Aragen is looking for a Sales Manager 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 home-based in NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC or VA with target and focus on the US East Coast business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive towards assigned booking targets to grow the business within the assigned territory
  • 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, exhibiting, and speaking at various conferences and trade shows.
  • Develop and maintain timelines that meet assigned projects and goals, work 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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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.