Mapp Biopharmaceutical
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Research Associate II

Job #21-35A

Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc. "Mapp" is a San Diego based, innovative biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs through the development of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment options to combat a variety of neglected and tropical infectious diseases, and in support of biodefense programs.

The Early Research and Development Group (ERDG) and the Advanced Research and Development Group (ARDG) at Mapp Biopharmaceutical are responsible for the execution of high quality Research and Development activities to ensure the achievement of a robust portfolio with the CMC, Preclinical/Nonclinical (together, "Nonclinical"), Regulatory and Clinical development goals consistent with the product development objectives of Mapp.

The Research Associate II will support the Early (ERDG) and Advanced (ARDG) Research Development Groups by performing general laboratory duties as well as supporting laboratory personnel in meeting their research objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in a related scientific discipline
  • 2 years of post degree research laboratory experience
  • Conceptual understanding of biological research related activities
  • Excellent aseptic technique for preparation of endotoxin-free buffers suitable for purification, antibody formulation, and injection into non-human primates
  • Proficient in the use of AKTA FPLC systems for protein purification
  • Proficient in the use of TFF system for ultra-/diafiltration
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following competency areas:
    • Attention to detail
    • Good general laboratory skills: accurate data collection, analysis, and familiarity molarity calculations and buffer formulation
    • Flexibility and curiosity
    • Strong desire to learn new laboratory skills
  • Demonstrated skill in the following areas:
    • Maintains notebooks, databases, and physical banks of all pertinent contributions
    • Ability to work independently and effectively troubleshoot experimental strategies in the laboratory


  • Conducts purification of monoclonal antibodies from multiple protein expression platforms using Protein A, Capto Q, and other polishing columns on AKTA FPLC systems
  • Performs Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) to concentrate and/or buffer exchange large volumes of purified monoclonal antibody
  • Prepares buffers and solutions to support protein purification
  • Maintains detailed records of all experiments performed
  • Performs general laboratory duties
  • Generates reports and documents as requested
  • Sets up and organizes lab space (set up lab equipment, lab benches, office furniture, manage waste)
  • Presents effectively and communicates work related results to supervisor and group

Please note that it is Mapp's policy as a federal contractor subject to President Biden's Executive Order 14042 that all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, with the exception of employees who have been granted a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

Mapp offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to this exciting and challenging job. You will have the opportunity to work in Mapp's new state-of-the-art San Diego facility.

Mapp wants you to join their team and invites you to apply by submitting your information through

No Solicitors, agents or placement agencies please. Mapp utilizes E-Verify.

Mapp is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer - Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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