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Associate Scientist

Gaithersburg, MD

Posted: 03/09/2023 Job Number: 23310928

Job Description

100% onsite.

Required Skills:
  • A BS or Master's Degree with an engineering or scientific discipline focused on biologics, with a focus in a process engineering field (e.G., chemical, or biochemical engineering) is strongly preferred.
  • Industry related experience Associate Scientist I (BS with 0-5 years, MS 0-3 years). Industrial experience developing or supporting clinical or commercial biotechnology is not required.
  • Lab equipment operation, peristaltic pumps, pressure sensors, pH probes, pipet operation, UV spectrophotometry.
  • Experimental design with proteins.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (or related) programs.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills including proven technical writing skills are required.
  • Experience in depth filtration and TFF optimization.
  • Knowledge of continuous centrifugation.
  • Experience with GMP equipment design and use of data management systems.
  • Skilled in effectively explaining complex scientific or engineering concepts to a broader, diverse, cross-functional audience.
  • Position may require weekend work.

Project Description:
  • As an Associate Scientist in Bioprocess Technology and Engineering (BTE), you would join a team developing the Client's harvest operation.
  • You and the team would develop the harvest operation platform to support both traditional fed-batch bioreactors as well as high-density perfusion cell culture for biological therapeutics, including antibodies, bispecific antibodies, and Fc-fusions.
  • You would apply these methods to drug candidates in Phase I, II, and those entering Phase III.
  • As the molecules progress through the development lifecycle, you will have opportunity to develop the process characterization methods to support commercialization.
  • You would work on a matrix team with members from cell line development, cell culture development, purification development, analytical development, formulation development, and data analytics and modelling.
  • Help develop and optimize mammalian cell culture harvest, specifically continuous centrifuge, and depth filtration, as well as process technology.
  • Help develop and improve tangential flow filtration (TFF) for cell culture perfusion.
  • Demonstrate scientific rigor in assessing own data and that of others.
  • Support technology transfer to clinical and commercial manufacturing sites.

This 12+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Eric: EricCorpuz@alphaconsulting.Com


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