Scientist 2, Downstream Bioprocessing

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Bioprocessing
  3. United States
King of Prussia, USA
Posting date: 16 Oct 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting a Scientist of Downstream Bioprocessing for a pharmaceutical company located in King of Prussia, PA. Successful candidate will develop, evaluate, and support industrialization and introduction of technologies essential to large-scale cGMP production.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Transfer of process technology from Bioprocess development groups to GMP Operations.
  • Conduct facility fit assessments and lead process introduction activities for downstream unit operations.
  • Monitor technical operations of the process through communication with Manufacturing Scientists.
  • Coordinate activities between Development groups.
  • Represent the Process Technology department at multi-disciplinary matrix teams. Present results/conclusions at these meetings.
  • Responsible for successfully troubleshooting production problems and for the technical success of multi-million-dollar biopharmaceutical production campaigns that support progression of the Biopharm R&D portfolio.
  • Responsible for ensuring that manufacturing campaign data and supporting information is sufficient to support regulatory packages and filings.
  • Author manufacturing and process sections of regulatory submissions and responses to regulatory questions.
  • Author and approve batch documentation.
  • Conduct batch planning activities, such as raw materials management and/or water runs.
  • Provide training and guidance to Manufacturing Scientists and less experienced personnel.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MS with 4+ years relevant experience, or BS with 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in bioprocessing, with a preferred background in downstream processing disciplines.
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical process development, technology transfer, scale-up, and cGMP batch execution/troubleshooting.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects and unit operations that comprise the bioprocess and biomanufacturing downstream platform.
  • Experience in lab/pilot scale protein purification methods including chromatography, ultrafiltration, depth filtration, centrifugation and buffer preparation.
  • Proficient in cGMPs and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient in technology transfer and process scale-up.
  • Excellent troubleshooting/problem analysis skills. Experience with Lean Sigma and Root Cause Analysis methodologies highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Solid team player able to function within collaborative- and team-based organization.
  • Experience in project management and delivery, including ability to prioritize and forward plan courses of action.
  • Works independently with minimal to no direct supervision.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Sarah Beshara at (+1) 267-477-3355 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.