Associate Director, Immunogenicity

BioAgilytix Boston, 1320 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #218
Friday, November 4, 2022
At BioAgilytix, we are passionate about premier science and the impact it has on our world. Our team of highly experienced scientists and professionals deliver tailored services for supporting new medicine breakthroughs with best-in-class bioanalytical services. We are tirelessly committed to our customers by being solution-oriented and deadline-driven. . . and we are growing. Our culture is fast-paced, fun and never boring. Because we work across numerous clients and drug modalities, your career can develop rapidly. You’ll gain experience with a variety of challenges all while you enable life-changing, life-saving therapeutics to the patients who need them.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic and managerial oversight of bioanalytical operations including overseeing bioanalytical method development, validation, and sample analysis in support of peptides, hormones and proteins (biomarker, cell-based, PK, immunogenicity, immuno-, and enzymatic assays), bioanalytical project management, and bioanalytical material/instrument management
  • Manage bioanalytical operations departments (up to 18 people) through a team of functional managers and front-line supervisors
  • Direct, develop, and provide technical mentoring to staff to establish operational procedures, solve scientific problems, and develop technical protocols
  • Provide client satisfaction, employee satisfaction, quality and on-time delivery of BioAgilytix services
  • Achieve corporate revenue targets
  • Align objectives and resources across all bioanalytical teams and projects, in particular assuring that resources allocated to a given functional group match the workload priorities
  • Meet client’s expectations/timelines
  • May help with preparation and presentation of proposals to the clients
  • Monitor the production of regulatory documents generated within Bioanalytical Operations, in collaboration with Quality teams
  • May fulfill the role of Bioanalytical Project Manager

Additional Responsibilities

  • Other duties as needed

Minimum Preferred  Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with not less than 14 years’ experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or
  • Master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with not less than 12 years’ experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or
  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with no less than 10 years’ experience in a scientific laboratory environment


  • Ability to develop immunoassays in some or all of the following immunoassay platforms: ELISA, MSD-ECL, RIA, DELFIA, HTRF, and AlphaScreen
  • Ability to work effectively within team to meet objectives under time constraints
  • Ability to take direction well and multi-task
  • Acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated experience serving in a supervisor role and leading teams
  • Knowledge and application of regulatory guidance to experimental planning and design
  • Experience working in GxP environments and demonstrated knowledge of GxP regulations
  • Experience in leading cross functional teams, bioanalytical operations, and product/project management in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Understanding of GxP regulations and knowledge of the FDA and EMEA guidelines and industry standards

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position supervises Manager I/II, Scientist I/II/III, Analyst I/II/III, and other Operations staff. This position will supervise up to 30 employees.

Supervision Received

  • Infrequent supervision and instructions
  • Frequently exercises discretionary authority

Working Environment

  • Primarily office environment
  • Occasional laboratory environment
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms
  • Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, toxic materials, and hazardous waste
  • Personal protective equipment required, such as protective eyewear, garments, and gloves
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an upright and/or stationary position for up to eight (8) hours per day
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment
  • Frequent mobility needed
  • Frequent crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies, and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 20 pounds
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups
  • Requires multiple periods of intense concentration
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence
  • Ability to perform under stress and multi-task
  • Regular and consistent attendance

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours as published in the BioAgilytix Employee Handbook
  • Occasional weekend, holiday, and evening work required
  • Occasional travel required
Medical Insurance (HDHP with HSA; PPO), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (medical; dependent care), Short Term Disability | Long Term Disability Life Insurance, Paid Time Off (4 weeks per year), Paid Holidays (9 scheduled; 3 floating), 401k with Employer Match Employee Referral Program (up to $10k), Free Coffee, Tea, Fruit, and Snacks, Discounted Vending Machines (25 cents for everything!), Team Wellness Challenges/Events 
BioAgilytix provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Other details

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Location on Google Maps
  • BioAgilytix Boston, 1320 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America