Research Assistant Jobs in Australia – Research Jobs at Teva Pharma
Research Assistant Jobs in Australia – Research Jobs at Teva Pharma. They are seeking a research assistant to join Teva’s growing speciality R&D, antibody discovery program in Sydney, Australia. You will develop therapeutic antibodies in state-of-the-art facilities. Specifically, the activities will include conducting experiments to support functional characterization and selection of therapeutic antibodies.
Job Posting: Research Assistant, Neuroscience
Location: Sydney, Australia, 2113
Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals
Job ID: 51585
How You’ll Spend Your Day
This is a lab-based role within the discovery biologics team and includes:
- Performing and developing biological assays, including cell-based assays using reporter cell lines to inform lead antibody selection, including target specificity and potency.
- Using techniques in general molecular and protein biology, including handling and preparation of DNA, protein expression and purification.
- Performing high-quality pharmacokinetic assays on drug candidates.
- Tissue culture of mammalian cell lines, including establishing and maintaining master and working cell banks, as well as ensuring cells are fit for assays.
- Record keeping and maintaining detailed, accurate electronic laboratory notebooks that support data driven decision-making.
- Preparation of submission-ready documents to support regulatory filings.
- Keeping up with the emerging trends in the discipline.
- Providing general research/laboratory support, including the maintenance of laboratory reagent stocks, ordering consumables, and interacting with suppliers.
Your Experience and Qualifications
- BSc with Honours in neuroscience, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline. Industry-based R&D experience will be highly regarded.
- Demonstrated experience working in neuroscience or cell biology.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and utilising cell-based assays to measure cellular responses, such as immunoassays, live-cell fluorescence assays, or electrophysiology.
- Extensive mammalian cell culture experience, including transient transfection and characterisation of mammalian cells. Experience with iPSC culture is desirable.
- Knowledge of molecular and protein biology techniques, including handling and preparation of DNA, protein expression and purification is desirable.
- Experience with medium-to-high throughput cell-based assays desirable. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Adaptability and collaborative approach to meeting objectives in a fast-paced working environment.
- Statistical knowledge to support both the planning of experiments and interpretation of data.
- Strong problem-solving skills, excellent attention to detail, and a positive can-do attitude.