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Aerotek R&D Specialist in Tarrytown, New York

Aerotek is seeking a temporary Sr R&D Specialist! This person will contribute to the identification of potential therapeutic antibodies and selection process of the lead molecules in early discovery stage. You will develop and optimize screening immunoassays such as ELISA and cell based assays suitable for high throughput antibody screenings with a focus on oncology and immunology targets. As part of the screening team, you will perform high throughput screening assays, compile screening data and report findings to the team. The ability to maintain a high level of productivity in a fast-paced and deadline driven team environment is essential. You must have a strong background in biological sciences preferably biochemistry or immunology with hands-on experience in immunoassay development.

Job Duties:

Design and optimize immunoassays to assess antibody therapeutics functional properties with referencing protocols.

Design and execute cell-binding assays to categorize the diversity of antibodies in the collection.

Execute assays according to established protocols as a part of antibody high throughput screenings.

Perform medium to high throughput mammalian cell binding assays and maintain mammalian and murine cell cultures.

Optimize assays for in-vitro quantitative characterization of lead antibodies.

Compile and analyze data by Excel and graphic software.

Keep accurate records of experimental procedures and results.

Skills & Qualifications:

To be considered for the role, you must have at least three years of experience with a Master’s degree, five years' experience with a Bachelor’s degree as well as extensive knowledge of immunology and protein biology and hands-on bench research/development experience. Strong background in in-vitro protein characterization, such as ligand/receptor binding characterization and quantitative potency determination, protein structure-function relationship in the field of biochemistry or immunology. Skilled in aseptic techniques and human and mouse cell culturing. Experience with immunoassay and cell-based assay development (ELISA, FACS, electro-chemiluminescent-based technology). High throughput screening experience and familiarity with liquid handlers, preferred.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.