Process Development Engineer / Immunology (Job ID: 10688)

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Job Description

At Affymetrix, we are passionate about enabling our customers, scientists, and clinicians to improve human health and wellness by understanding and applying biology for a better world. Our employees bring talent, creativity, collaboration, and energy to what they do. Join us at Affymetrix and make a difference.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will be responsible for manufacturing and testing of monoclonal antibodies through various stages of production. This position is accountable for performing a wide variety of laboratory tasks within a team environment. Specifically, performing monoclonal antibody conjugation, purification, and fragmentation protocols, as well as running Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Bioassay, and western Blot assays. The qualified candidate is expected to apply hand-on training to troubleshoot technical challenges in both production and testing of innovative antibody-based assays. Additional responsibilities include preparing protocols for experiments of simple to moderate complexity under minimal supervision, preparing technical reports, and summaries of assigned projects. Must be comfortable performing bench science, and in self-direction of work plans and experimental procedures.


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in production and testing of monoclonal antibodies and possess in-depth knowledge on the theory and application of various protein characterization techniques and the accompanying instrumentation. 
  • Perform Purification, conjugation and fragmentation protocols.
  • Conduct in-process and final product testing and generate testing results reports.
  • Responsible for assuring that products are manufactured and tested to meet the highest quality standards.
  • Complete all batch records and manufacturing documents according to quality systems standards.
  • Complete production schedule to plan maintaining sufficient output levels.
  • Cross train with upstream group and other groups as necessary.
  • Works cross-functionally to efficiently release product, resolve problems and provide support to other departments across the organization (e.g., Quality Assurance, Planning, Quality Control, etc.)
  • Manage several projects concurrently to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Use root cause analysis tools to complete Non-Conforming Material Reports (NCMRs)
  • Participate in corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) related activities, including CAPA ownership if appropriate.
  • Ability to function, with minimal guidance, in a rapidly changing environment while balancing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • The candidate will be expected to effectively interact with members of numerous project teams and present experimental results at team meetings and seminars.
  • Must be able to work well independently and as part of a group.
  • May perform other related duties that requires effective multitasking.


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Immunology with 3 years of relevant work experience in a Research laboratory. Hands-on experience with standard immunoassay platforms such as Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation is required.
  • Requires the ability to function in a fast-paced, highly technical environment, and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical results, formulate options and interface with R&D, manufacturing, and technical support.
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment with demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment are essential. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Must be well organized, and goal oriented
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Highly motivated and dedicated individual.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.



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About Our Organization


Affymetrix, Inc., (NASDAQ:AFFX) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. We provide leadership and support, partnering with customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and non-profit research institutes in their quest to use biology for a better world. More than 2,300 microarray systems have been shipped around the world, and more than 94,000 publications have referenced Affymetrix technologies. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, California, Singapore, and Vienna, Austria. We have approximately 1,100 employees worldwide and maintain sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment and are committed to supporting their aspirations and achievements. We recognize that our strength and competitive advantage lie within providing meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive total rewards programs (e.g., compensation, benefits, development, etc.) reflect our high regard for our employees. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit .

Affymetrix is an EEO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.


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