Research Associate - Biology

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Gaithersburg, USA
Posting date: 07 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Research Associate of Biology for a globally leading pharmaceutical company located in Gaithersburg, MD. Successful candidate will have a BS in biology/biotechnology/or biochemistry, hands-on experience with cell cultures and aseptic techniques, and at least 2 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Hands on execute and collaborate on process design laboratory studies to support process development, optimization and characterization and essential viral vector process improvements.
  • Perform hands on work in a cell culture lab and process training for GMP clinical production.
  • Participate and influence a cross-functional development team to advance CMC activities
  • Perform process analysis and trend process performance
  • Develop manufacturing processes for cell therapy products
  • Design and execute process development studies to develop a thorough understanding of operating and performance parameters
  • Perform statistical analysis including design of experiments (DOEs) as appropriate
  • Write and review technical documentation from writing technical SOPs, draft manufacturing batch records, technical reports and summary reports.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, biochemistry or biotechnology degree or related discipline.
  • 1-2 years of pharmaceutical manufacturing, technology transfer & process development experience required.
  • Demonstrated cell culture and aseptic processing experience is required including basic cell culture lab techniques such as cell passaging, cryopreservation, formulation of media, aseptic technique using a BSC, cell counting, and managing reagents.
  • Practical knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and regulatory regulations and requirements for pharmaceuticals and devices.
  • Practical demonstration of hands on process development including use of statistical design of experiments is required. Experience with bioreactors is desired.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Catherine Nguyen at (+1) 215-531-5643 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

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

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.