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Scientist I, Immunoassay Development

Company: Horizon Therapeutics
Location: Germantown
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.

Summary of Position:

Horizon Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Scientist I to join the Analytical Sciences Department within Technical Operations. The candidate will report to the Senior Director of Analytical Sciences and will primarily be responsible for supporting in-process testing (ELISA, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.) and cell-based bioassay development of clinical pipeline assets and help establish new lab operations and procedures. The candidate will be an integral part of the day-to-day operation of the Analytical laboratory and supporting site activities.


  • Collaborate with dynamic and functional teams to support analytical development, manufacturing process development, formulation development, and tech transfer.
  • Perform routine ELISA, qPCR, SPR, and gel electrophoresis testing to s upport process optimization and product characterization.
  • Practical experience in molecular biology techniques to assist in bioassay development capabilities.
  • Design and execute experiments with the ability to troubleshoot technical problems independently.
  • Aid in analytical method development, optimization, and qualification.
  • Perform data management tasks including data analysis; generate experimental protocols and documentation; reporting results within the department and at the cross-functional level.

    Qualifications and Skills Required:
    • Education requirement: MS or PhD degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related life sciences field is preferred.
    • MS with 3-5 years or PhD with 0-2 work experience.
    • In depth knowledge of molecular biology techniques .
    • Hands on experience with immunological assays and plate-based method development.
    • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and application of scientific principles.
    • Attention to detail, good multi-tasking, time management, and organizational skills are essential.
    • Strong communication skills to present internally and externally with other organizations.
    • Strong technical writing skills: preparation of analytical methods, study reports, SOPs etc.
    • Previous lab experience in mammalian cell culture, protein chemistry and purification is a plus.

      Horizon Core Values & Competencies:

      • Manages Ambiguity
      • Strategic Mindset
      • Demonstrates Self-awareness
      • Cultivates Innovation
      • Develops Talent

        • Drives Results
        • Ensures Accountability
        • Decision Quality

          • Courage
          • Collaboration
          • Instills Trust

            Horizon requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated, as a condition of employment, with either Pfizer (fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (currently granted emergency-use authorization by the FDA). "Fully vaccinated" is defined as two weeks after your final dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Horizon will provide medical and religious accommodations as required by law.

            Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Horizon Therapeutics, Germantown , Scientist I, Immunoassay Development, Other , Germantown, Maryland

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