Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Laboratory Management

Immunology Clinical Laboratory Scientist

by APAC Biotech Pvt. Ltd. in Gurgaon

General Purpose of the Job:
This position is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining and performing laboratory assays for the detection and characterization of antibodies, antigens, cytokines, chemokines, complement components, identification of lymphocyte subsets, and evaluation of cellular immunity in clinical specimens. The position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining 8-color flow cytometry analysis and will play a significant role to ensure that assays are validated and performed in accordance with strict quality standards. The position will also support the Laboratory Manager to ensure that immunology results are generated in a timely manner to meet client expectations and that appropriate staff are trained to perform these assays.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide technical guidance, training and problem solving on all immunology-based assays that are performed in the laboratory.
• Perform day to day tasks to ensure that immunology assays are performing according to expectation and meet all quality standards. This includes ensuring and maintaining documentation that all instruments and reagents are operating according to specification.
• Assist to develop and/or maintain quality standards that meet CAP requirements for accreditation of Immunology, Flow Cytometry, Histocompatibility, Transfusion Medicine, and other areas relevant to immunology testing as applicable. An essential task
• Participate in the day to day testing of specimens and working to ensure turn-around-times are met.
• Create Standard Operating Procedures describing the appropriate technique for all immunology-based assays and assist Laboratory Manager in ensuring that all technologists performing the analysis have been fully trained with appropriate documentation.
• Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager, develop and validate new immunology-based assays as required by clients.
• Introduce commercially available assays and instrumentation in order to ensure that the laboratory is operating on current technology and platforms.
• Work with lab management to ensure that the immunology functions within the lab are adequately resourced and equipped to meet the current and future needs
• Work with laboratory staff to ensure the timely purchase of all supplies and equipment for immunology-based testing to meet resource demands and cost control efforts.
• Assist the laboratory in its endeavors to comply with the requirements of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), if required, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and other relevant regulations. Ensure all QC requirements are performed and drive issue resolution within the laboratory.
• As appropriate and as directed by the Laboratory Manager, work in other areas of the laboratory production including hematology, urinalysis and clinical chemistry.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum of 5 years experience working in a clinical laboratory / R&D

Desired Candidate Profile


(UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required, B.Tech/B.E. - Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology) AND (PG - M.Sc, M.Tech - Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology)

• Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Immunology, Biology, or related life science discipline.
• M.S. or Ph.D degree in a relevant clinical science or medical technology (preferably in a clinical immunology-related discipline) from an accredited institution will also be considered.

• Minimum of 5 years experience working in a clinical laboratory & R&D performing high complexity immunology and immunodiagnostic techniques.
• Demonstrated expertise and experience with 8-color flow cytometry analysis in a clinical setting

Job Requirements:
• Training, experience and extensive technical knowledge of immunological assays , techniques and platforms to include, but not limited to, ELISA/EIA, IFA microscopy, flow cytometry, multiplex assays, and allergen-specific IgE.
• A working knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical and diagnostic immunology to include HLA antibodies, cytokines, infectious disease serology, complement, immunophenotyping, autoimmunity, cellular immune function assays, and in vitro allergen testing.
• Ability and willingness to implement positive change within the laboratory to improve processes.

Company Profile

APAC Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

We are the pioneer in Dendritic Cell therapy in the country and are based out of the Gurgaon. Our state of arts analytical facilities monitor and maintain stringent check on the quality of our preparation, processes and services. APAC BIOTECH is a( clinical stage biotechnology company prepared cancer vaccine)


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