Research Assistant

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry
  3. United States
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Posting date: 30 Apr 2019

ProClinical is partnering with a leading management consulting firm to advertise a vacancy for a Research Assistant position. The organization, which prides itself on its leading presence as a global advisor of talent supply chain strategies and workforce solutions, is seeking for a driven and talented individual to join its Pennsylvania office. This is an exciting opportunity to work for an international company and bolster a career in the clinical field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop experimental plan and execute cell culture and/or harvest studies in laboratory either individually or in teams
  • Perform routine cell culture maintenance & seed culture expansion to support bioreactor runs
  • Perform process development/characterization and scale-up experiments with CHO cells expressing monoclonal antibody in shaker flasks and multiple scale (≤10L, 50, 100, 200L) bioreactors
  • Perform equipment set-up, sterilization, daily operation, sampling and in-process analytical testing (cell count, viability, gases, metabolites, titer etc).
  • Maintain laboratory analytical and other equipment, coordinate calibration etc, and manage raw material stocks and supplies
  • Maintain a compliant laboratory operation in accordance with development protocols, internal procedures and policies. Record experiments in lab notebooks and perform needed data analysis.
  • Perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with growing level of independence and in a collaborative manner.
  • Present technical data in internal group meetings and write technical reports

Skills and Requirements:

  • S. /M.S. in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related fields.
  • 3-8 years of experience in cell culture/fermentation process development and/or manufacturing sciences supporting cell culture operation in the biopharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
  • Hand-on experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Hands-on experience with bioreactor operation at any scale and other cell culture related equipment.
  • Hands-on experience with in-process analytical testing and analytical instrumentation such as cell counters and instruments for metabolite analysis.
  • Experience with set-up, operation and control of harvest process equipment (e.g., continuous disc stack centrifuges) is desirable.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.