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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Scientist I, MS&T 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 be a member of the Manufacturing Sciences & Technology (MS&T) team. The main responsibility of the Scientist is to work with Senior and Junior level associates to develop robust Analytical processes/assays in support of developing and optimizing recombinant protein production processes including process parameter optimization, process characterization, scale-up/tech transfer for large scale product production and support successful implementation of production processes at commercial scale.

Primary responsibilities for role:

● Demonstrate ability to 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.

● Executes routine analytical testing of in process samples.

● Executes laboratory-based studies, analyzes and interprets results, participates in process improvement, development, and qualification activities.

● Executes complex scientific protocols in a highly coordinated team environment from preparation, testing, and data analysis.

● Authors procedures/protocols or technical reports that include data interpretation.

● Prepares and effectively communicates technical results in cross-functional settings.

● Ensure their own experimental and testing work is performed exactly as defined in the approved study protocols or SOPs/guidelines.

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

● Maintains laboratory facilities and equipment in accordance with company policies and industrial best practices.

● Maintaining the labs in a clean and organized manner to ensure efficient performance of activities. Coordinating vendor visits for onsite service, work with instrumentation group for other calibration events.

● Troubleshoot, repair, clean and operate equipment as needed.

● Improve laboratory practices to increase throughput and decrease errors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Analytical specific:

  • Technical understanding and experience of analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, Gel Densitometry, HPLC, Amino Acid Analysis, ELISA's and in vitro diagnostic test kits, Pierce, 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).


Educational degrees must be relevant to position (e.g., Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Toxicology): PhD 0-2+ yrs, MS 4+ yrs of experience or BS 6+ yrs 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.

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.

Req ID: 418707