Shire Bioassay Development Specialist I in Lexington, Massachusetts

Education and Experience

  • Candidate must have a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or other biological/analytical discipline

  • Candidate must have the following experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or related environment:BS with 1+ years of industry experience, or MS with 0+ years of industry experience

  • Experience in analytical methods such as ELISA and cell based assays recommended.

Key Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

  • Ability to be approachable, self-motivated, adaptable and manage setbacks with a positive attitude

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

  • Understands and applies advanced scientific principles, theories, concepts, practices and standards to process and product development.

  • Experience working with plate based immunological and molecular biology methods preferred especially with one or more of following methods: ELISA, MSD, Octet protein binding assays, cell based assays

  • Will be able to work independently with supervision. Exercises judgement in resolving problems in which initiative and judgement are required. Makes recommendations to management in decision making.

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Reasonable Accommodations

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.