Research Associate

  • South San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry.  Celebrating 50 years of service, Lancaster Laboratories is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

Job Description

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Research Associate for Protein Drug Product Analysis to support our Professional Scientific Services group in South San Francisco, CA.

Research Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fundamental knowledge of proteins and antibodies (specific experience with protein formulation a plus)
  • Data analysis experience with Microsoft Excel or similar programs and ELN
  • General wet lab skills including protein chromatographic characterization (SEC, IEC, RP-HPLC), UV-visible spectroscopy and colorimetric assays 
  • Basic understanding of GMP and GLP procedures
  • Perform analysis of samples with a variety of biochemical and biophysical assays including HPLC, ELSD, icIEF, sub-visible particle counting, osmolality, capillary electrophoresis sodium dodecyl sulfate (CE-SDS)
  • Prepare data for presentations, assist in generating technical reports, and interact with other groups within the department
  • Perform independent reviews and peer review of analytical data
  • Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems as needed
  • Initiate and perform investigations and development as needed

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities:

  • Strong organizational, scientific, computational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team oriented, dependable, and a self-starter
  • Knowledge of protein biochemistry
  • Ability to conduct process characterization and process validation experiments, design-of-experiment robustness studies, as well as assay qualification studies
  • Basic to advanced analytical knowledge in characterizing proteins with HPLC-based chromatographic techniques, electrophoresis methods, spectroscopy, and other biophysical characterization techniques
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptable and with a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, attention to detail, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies



  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, or other related degree concentration
  • 1-2 years of industrial experience, or 1-2 years of academic research experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of South San Francisco, California are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and time-off, and dental and vision options.   To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website   

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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