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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Analytical Scientist I - Assay qualification, transfer & development in Emeryville, California

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


The Analytical Scientist will work as part of an exciting Manufacturing Sciences & Technology team. The main responsibility of the Scientist is to work with Senior and Junior level associates to develop robust Analytical assays in support of developing and optimizing recombinant protein production processes including process parameter optimization. This role is reporting to the Analytical Manager MS&T. Hands on experience performing various routine analytical testing, doing assay qualifications, assay transfers and assay development for internal and external customers is a required to be able to fulfill this role. The role will be supporting upstream and downstream and also conducts routine testing.

Why Grifols:

Our sustainable growth allows this role to work in a startup-like environment, but with the stability of a multinational, global acting company. The Scientist is a decision maker, creator and a project owner and is given the opportunity to grow with us. The work environment is characterized by an open leadership style and an open and supportive culture.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • You perform various routine analytical testing, assay qualifications, assay transfers and assay development

  • You learn new techniques, work with Senior and Junior level associates to solve problems, prepare technical reports; and evaluate and implement new instrumentation or process techniques

  • You execute laboratory-based studies, analyze, and interpret results, participate in process improvement, development, and qualification activities

  • You execute complex scientific protocols in a highly coordinated team environment from preparation, testing, and data analysis

  • You author procedures/protocols or technical reports that include data interpretation

  • You prepare and effectively communicates technical results in cross-functional settings

  • You ensure your experimental and testing work is performed exactly as defined in the approved study protocols or SOPs/guidelines

  • Maintains laboratory facilities and assure that they are in a clean and organized manner

  • You coordinate vendor visits for onsite service, work with instrumentation group for other calibration events

  • You troubleshoot, repair, clean and operate equipment as needed and improve laboratory practices to increase throughput and decrease errors

More about us, benefits we provide you:

  • salary in line with the market as well as an annual bonus target (pay scale details below)

  • free parking

  • paid Vacation, PTO holidays, 8h PTO for your Birthday

  • Professional development opportunities (training, career development)

  • Gym pass, Employees perks program

  • 401 (K) Retirement Plan (Grifols will match 100% on the first 4% of eligible compensation you contribute, and 50% on the next 2% of eligible compensation you contribute)

  • Health insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Travel accident insurance; Life and AD and D Insurance, Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account

  • Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Indemnity coverages

  • Adoption benefits

About you:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Technical understanding and experience of analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, HPLC, Amino Acid Analysis, ELISA's and in vitro diagnostic test kits, Lowry, Bradford, Western Blotting, Mass Spectrometry, Dynamic Light Scattering, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).

  • Demonstrate an understanding of above techniques and able to troubleshoot methods and recognize anomalous data

  • Understanding of basic statistical data analysis and a willingness to explore advanced statistical modelling tools.

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.

  • Capable of representing the functional area on a cross-functional team and presenting technical data at team meetings.

  • Must have good planning and organizing skills, manage time effectively by prioritizing tasks, taking the initiative to solve problems quickly, and knowing when to obtain assistance.

  • Proficient with the use of MS Office software (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint) and application software (not limited to) including Unicorn, JMP, Minitab, Design Expert etc).

  • A flexible schedule with the ability to do some shift work and availability on weekends.


  • Ideally a PhD degree in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, microbiology, or other relevant life science field

  • 0-2+ years of work experience with a PhD, MS 4+ years’, BS 6+ years’ experience


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.

Occupational Demands:

May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.

Pay Scale:

Pay scale of $113,200-169,700/year, depending on training, education, and experience. This position is eligible to participate in up to 8% of the company bonus pool. We offer benefits including medical, PTO, up to 5% 401K match, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Even though we are a global healthcare company with employees in 30 countries, Grifols prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled its workforce in the last 10 years — we’re growing, and you can grow with us!

EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.

Req ID: 448570