Careers

Technical Proposal Writer – Morgan Hill, CA

Aragen is looking for a Technical Writer with a strong scientific background in Preclinical Research, especially in disease areas of oncology, fibrosis, inflammation and respiratory diseases, that is 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, costs and payment schedules
  • Ensure legal terms and conditions are consistent in all documents
  • Meet due dates for submitting competitive bids
  • Work with Marketing teams to update website and marketing material

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate an understanding of preclinical program requirements for the research and development of biologic reagents and therapeutics
  • Strong scientific background in laboratory based in vivo and in vitro research
  • 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 laboratory scientific research, with several years of technical and/or grant writing

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Lab/Facilities Technician – Morgan Hill, CA

Description

In this role the lab/facilities technician will be responsible for  the day to day operations:

  • Preparation of glassware and plasticware for use
  • Operation of the labware washer and autoclave
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Warehouse organization and Inventory
  • Hazardous waste collection and proper disposal
  • Logging of temperatures and liquid levels
  • Various lab upkeep duties

The lab/facilities technician may need to assist in preventative, corrective, and emergency maintenance on the following equipment

  • HVAC,  Vacuum Pumps and Compressors,  Gas/Liquid systems – CO2, O2, LN2, N,  Refrigerators and Freezers,  Incubators,  Various analytical equipment,  Lighting,  Plumbing.

Qualification Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs (Pushing, Pulling, Lifting)
  • Previous work in a lab setting is a (Plus)
  • Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Skilled in hands on mechanical, plumbing, and general building repairs
  • Must be able and willing to carry out additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

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Scientist – Cell and Molecular Biologist – Morgan Hill, CA

We are seeking a cell and molecular biologist to fill a Scientist role in our cell line development group. Other expertise will be considered, but the ability to develop and implement projects of technically complex natures based on understanding stated objectives is required. Responsibilities will include designing and executing lab experiments, coordinating experiments across functional groups, accurately analyzing and documenting data, summarizing results in technical documents, and planning future research direction. Effective internal and external communication and collaboration skills are essential for success in this position. Further the incumbent will maintain a high-level of awareness of recent developments within applicable fields and maintain state-of-the-art background in these areas.

Required Education and Work Experience

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Biology, Molecular Biology or other relevant life science disciplines with 0- 4 years of industry experience.
  • In-depth knowledge in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture performance and experience in cell line development is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/tasks. Ability to supervise and manage the activities of other staff is a plus.
  • Ability to rapidly make decisions based on data, scientific knowledge and sound judgement

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Senior Sales Manager/Director – North America (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. The position is 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 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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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, Ph.D. 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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Scientist, Immunology – Morgan Hill, CA 

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.