Pace Analytical

  • Senior Specialist - In Vitro Biocompatibility Testing

    Job Locations US-MN-Oakdale
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Pace Analytical Life Sciences (PLS) is an industry leading contract lab supplying analytical chemistry and microbiology services to the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences industry.  Since our formation in 2006 we have grown at a rate of over 10% per year and established ourselves as one of the top ten contract laboratories within the United States providing cGMP services to a wide range of clients worldwide.  We attribute our rapid growth to our solid quality system combined with an exceptional culture of client service.


    We are actively seeking an experienced candidate to support to our new biocompatibility area.  The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing in vitro biocompatibility tests, and overseeing biocompatibility studies in a GLP regulated environment.


    • Conduct client In Vitro Biocompatibility studies on medical devices (cytotoxicity, hemocompatibility, genotoxicology) according to GLP protocols and ISO 10993 regulations (Ames test, Chromosome Aberration, Mouse Lymphoma Test, hemolysis, PTT, blood cell counts, complement activation)
    • Research new and existing in vitro assays for additional business offerings to design and validate new assays
    • Write all necessary documentation to support in vitro assay testing such as SOPs, protocols, methods, reports, etc.
    • Use technical expertise to troubleshoot and interpret data
    • Mammalian cell line maintenance
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities according to PLS GMP/GLP regulations
    • Organize laboratory supply, media and reagent shipments
    • Understand the proper and safe use of hazardous chemicals
    • Understand the proper and safe handling of potentially pathogenic materials including human blood


    • Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or other related scientific field
    • Preferred MS or PHD degree
    • At least 4 years of relevant experience
    • Previous experience with hands on In vitro biocompatibility testing in a GLP/GMP environment
    • Method validation experience preferred
    • Previous experience with mammalian cell line maintenance
    • Keen attention to detail and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changing priorities


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