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Advanced Research Associate

Job Details

Minneapolis MN - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


By joining Bio-Techne, you’ll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.


Position Summary: 

This position is responsible for the developing and or formulation of standards, controls, calibrators, and intermediates in the production and development of Bio-Techne's Luminex, Q-kit, DuoSet, and Simple Plex product lines. Day to day responsibilities involve hands on work in a production laboratory running assays for ELISA and Luminex Assays.  You will draft and revise standard operating procedures, manage a production schedule, and analyze assay data to further the ongoing development of new and existing products within Bio-Techne’s evolving portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Perform technical processing steps as required in the documentation, including Luminex Multiplex Assays, ELISA Assays, and Simple Plex Assays
  • Set up and conduct your own experiments to manufacture new batches of product 
  • Draft and revise standard operating procedures 
  • Analyze in-process assay data and determine adjustments to bring analytes into specification 
  • Measure quantities of material volumetrically and gravimetrically, with accuracy, employing knowledge of chemical and biochemical properties and handling procedures  
  • Analyze products, stock solutions, and raw materials using automated and manual instrumentation 
  • Assist in the validation testing of equipment and processes 
  • Perform final release testing and confirm materials are passing specification
  • Document results and complete reporting for manufacturing batches 
  • Assist in harmonizing new materials with components from other departments for a functional assay batch
  • Carry out troubleshooting activities daily 
  • Propose and implement process improvements 
  • Collaborate with other departments and labs as needed  
  • Help train new employees as needed 
  • Follow company policies and practices as outlined in the Handbook 
  • Follow guidelines and comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations
  • Perform additional duties as assigned 


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience 
  • Or, Master’s degree in a related field and up to 2 years of relevant experience 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-faced environment where you will be required to prioritize your own work to meet various deadlines  
  • Must be able to analyze data to make effective decisions 
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills, especially across different groups 
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Must work well independently in an environment that requires strategic decision making 
  • Must demonstrate strong technical knowledge  
  • Ability to perform in a GMP and GLP environment. Knowledge of QSR and ISO 
  • Familiarity with biohazardous material handling and chemical safety procedures 

Why Join Bio-Techne:

  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging.
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.