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Research Associate, Downstream Process Development

Proclinical Staffing
Maryland, USA, Gaithersburg
Highly Competitive Salary
Start date
5 Jun 2024
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

Research Associate, Downstream Process Development - Contract - Gaithersburg, MD

Proclinical is actively seeking a Research Associate for Downstream Process Development. This is a contract position based in Gaithersburg, MD.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role is focused on performing routine sample testing, maintaining accurate records, analyzing laboratory data, and assisting in the maintenance of department records and inventories. The ideal candidate will be a proactive team player, ready to present results in team meetings and assist in various laboratory tasks.

Skills & Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Bio/Chem Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Vaccine Development, or a related scientific discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience in protein-based analytics (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISAs, Colorimetric assays, etc.).
  • Proficiency in Windows-based software, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • High energy level, a positive outlook, and a "can do" attitude.

The Downstream Process Development Research Associate will:

  • Perform routine sample testing according to SOPs using various techniques and assays.
  • Maintain accurate records of all activities and record all data in specified formats in real time.
  • Analyze laboratory data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Present results in team meetings.
  • Assist in the maintenance of department records and raw material/finished product inventories.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment, working with appropriate parties to complete asset induction, equipment calibrations, and corrective/preventative maintenance.
  • Assist in shipping and receipt of supplies and restocking lab.
  • Ensure proper disposal of trash, biohazardous waste, recycle waste, etc.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Shannon Briggs at (+1) 215-531-6914 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.



At ProClinical we have one aim: to support life science companies in the many challenges they face while combatting unmet medical need worldwide.

Ageing populations, rare diseases, epidemics and the millions of patients without access to medication are just a few of the pressing issues that life science companies contend with. The industry is under increasing pressure to develop new and innovative ways to save and improve patients’ lives. 

ProClinical’s mission is to support their work by connecting life science companies with the highly skilled professionals they need to continue innovating. 

Internal recruitment and HR teams often struggle to continuously source skilled, experienced professionals to fill highly-specialised and niche roles. ProClinical combines a deep understanding of the industry with extensive candidate networks to provide both a technical and cultural fit for our life science partners.


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0800 988 4437
Eldon House
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