Careers

Technical 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

Our protein analytical sciences group supports discovery projects. Going forward we are strengthening this group as a separate Business Unit (BU) and expanding the scope to provide services for characterization of biological products, which includes the determination of physicochemical properties, biological activity, immunochemical properties, purity and impurities in accordance with the requirements of the ICH Q6B Guidance.

This role is responsible for running the BU which includes capability building, scientific delivery of the projects, help S&M for customer acquisition and retention, Profit & Loss of the BU. This position will be reporting to the President Aragen.

Responsibilities

Strategic Development: 

  • Develop strategies and ensure execution for the Business Unit which are aligned with the short, medium and long term goals of the company
  • Unique services proposition to clients and partners and develop long term partnerships.
  • Partner with other BU heads & S&M, identify new services & markets and ensure the BU is prepared to meet customer expectations.

Operational Efficiencies: 

  • Provide direction to the team in driving operational efficiencies, cost management and enhancing productivity.
  • Build/Develop process, systems and metrics that drive performance and productivity and ensure business is competitive to the external competition.
  • Envisions and establishes capabilities including differentiating capabilities
  • Ownership and accountability of the scientific quality of the BU, proactively enables the timely execution of projects, Customer interaction and communication
  • Supporting other BUs for their bioanalytical needs

People & Organization Development: 

  • Create an environment to nurture teamwork and synergy.
  • Build infrastructure and people capacity for achieving the growth targets set for the company

Financial Performance:

  • Ensure financial performance of the BU as per the targets

Compliances:

  • Develop and comply the regulatory guidelines
  • Drive the culture of compliance to the local laws and corporate guidelines

Required Educational Qualification and Experience

  • PhD with  12+ yrs. of relevant experience in Biological Solutions industry
  • Understanding of Biologics/ Biosimilars markets, experience in running P&L, hiring and development of scientific talent

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Scientist

We are seeking a motivated protein analytics scientist to join the fast-paced and exciting Protein Sciences Division. Work will include exposure to many aspects of the drug development process including analytics for cell line development, process development/qualification, formulation studies, protein characterization, and phase-appropriate release/stability testing. Experience in analytics for protein concentration, purity, and activity is desired.

Position Requirements 

  • Education: A Ph.D in Biology or Biochemistry and at least 1-3 years of post-graduate experience in a professional environment or a Masters Degree with 5-10 years of post-graduate experience in Biotech or Pharma industry.
  • Experience with development and execution of several assay formats applied to protein analytics such as 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, cell-based potency assay experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, GLP or GMP, is desirable.
  • Ability to drive strategies and problem solve for biochemical and biophysical characterization of a diverse range of proteins from many different customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including client-facing communication, and the ability to work well as a member of a team is required.
  • The successful candidate will have a keen interest in learning new techniques, flexibility and desire to work in a cutting-edge and fast-paced environment, and a strong work ethic.

Working Conditions

  • Laboratory setting
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • A dynamic and fast-paced environment

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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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Animal Research Technician (Part Time)

We are currently seeking an experienced animal technician for our in vivo research projects. He/She 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 
Aragen is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a challenging work environment with excellent salary and benefits.

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Scientist/Research Associate

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

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.

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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.