Associate Scientist I - III, Bioanalytical Services
San Francisco Bay Area, CA Analytical Services
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Pacific BioLabs is an independent CRO offering cGMP/GLP testing services in toxicology, biocompatibility, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, and microbiology. Founded in 1982, PBL is beginning a new chapter, applying significant investment and energy towards modernizing workflows, upgrading facilities and most importantly, enhancing our employee experience. We are looking for talented, energetic scientists and professionals to share in our passion for our mission to enhance public health through the testing services we provide to our pharma, biotech and medical device clients. If you are up for a challenge, come join our team!

PBL has an immediate opening for a Bioanalytical Research Associate in the Analytical Services Department to support analytical and bioanalytical testing. This position will report to the Director of Bioanalytical Services. Candidates with cGMP experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The Bioanalytical Research Associate is expected to develop, validate, and implement a variety of GMP/GLP analytical and bioanalytical studies including ELISA, MSD-ECLA, SDS-PAGE, Spectroscopy, HPLC, and other similar test methods. Relevant experience working on PK and/or ADA testing is a plus.


  • Playing an active role in the development and validation of GMP/GLP methods including ELISA, MSD-ECLA, SDS-PAGE, Spectroscopy, and HPLC
  • Performing laboratory testing to support Analytical Services workflow in accordance with Client/Sponsor deadlines/timelines
  • Performing QC review of data for technical content and regulatory compliance
  • Preparation of Client/Sponsor reports, Methods, and/or Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensuring analytical/bioanalytical equipment is maintained in good working order that includes troubleshooting and performing minor repairs, as needed


  • Must have previous biochemistry laboratory experience
  • ELISA and other ligand binding assay experience highly desired
  • Must be a motivated individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to produce high quality and timely results
  • Must be able to effectively operate in an evolving complex and dynamic environment
  • Must be able to understand Client/Sponsor needs and build relationships as required to meet their goals and objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and laboratory-based data and quality management systems


  • A Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, or related field with 2+ years of experience, or,
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, or related field with 3-4 years of experience
  • Candidates with a strong understanding of bioanalytical procedures strongly preferred
  • Local candidates (San Francisco Bay Area) are desired and will be given priority
  • Experience in the operation, minor maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment highly desired

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) is also offered.

Pacific BioLabs is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected factors.