Scientist, Ligand Binding

Everett, WA, USA Req #1124
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Do you want a fast-paced, exciting and innovative career in research?  Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Team up with our experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis to make a better future possible for everyone by using your nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Work with Altasciences Preclinical  Services and set your future in motion!  

Our next Scientist, Ligand Binding will provide technical and scientific expertise in the required assay area (e.g., chromatography, ligand binding assay, flow cytometry, molecular biology) for method development, validation/qualification and execution of analytical projects in support of preclinical /clinical studies.


  • Perform bioanalytical projects of LBA and ADA analysis in compliance with GLP regulations and maintain all related documentation in accordance with SOPs, Study Protocol, and Analytical Project Plans.
  • Method development, validation and execution of study sample analysis for evaluation of toxicological and biological endpoints in support of preclinical studies as well as for clinical studies
  • Accountability for planning and managing timeline of assigned projects.
  • Review analytical data to ensure accuracy, completeness, consistency and regulatory compliance
  • Respond to client inquires as needed to assist in study and assay design
  • Provide scientific guidance in specifically LBA and ADA, and participate in the validation/qualification of new and current methods that are used in support of preclinical studies
  • Prepare and modify SOPs as needed
  • Provide indirect or direct line supervision of laboratory staff as assigned
  • Design and execute appropriate analytical procedures; critically review data and write study reports
  • Serve as Contributing Scientist/Principal Investigator on GLP studies and as scientific resource for junior staff, peers and Study Directors
  • Interact with clients through execution of analytical projects and provide on-time communication


  • BS or MS in biological, pharmaceutical science or related field plus 7 years, or PhD with 2 years post-grad  
  • 3 plus years of LBA and ADA bioanalysis experience
  • Bioanalytical Principal investigator experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • The ability to read and interpret scientific documents
  • Advanced data analysis, interpretation and graphical presentation skills
  • Experience with Watson LIMS a plus


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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Everett, WA, USA