Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
Philadelphia, USA
Posting date: 17 Nov 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Upstream Process Development Scientist with a pharmaceutical company located in Philadelphia, PA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan, set up, execute and monitor experiments related to adherent monolayer and 3D cell culture as well as suspension processes for Cell and Gene therapies.
  • Communicates status of operations, safety concerns and maintenance issues, in a timely manner to the Area Management.
  • Contributes on training of new employees or colleagues on areas of technical expertise and compliance relevant to the lab setting.
  • Effectively communicates with clients and vendors.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.
  • Support media formulation, bioreactor operation and control, scale-up and full scale processing on various cellular types, focus on Cell and Gene therapies.
  • Support Technology Transfer activities to Pilot Process Development and GMP manufacturing.
  • Set up, execute and monitor experiments to trouble shoot deviation investigation and to assess product impact for projects employing developed technology/processes. Serves as an internal subject matter expert (SME).
  • Record experimental results according to GDP standards.
  • Ensure and promote safe environmental and laboratory practices.
  • Stay current on new technologies as well as relevant scientific literature to help maintain the organization's long-term competitive position and profitability.
  • Monitors and communicates inventory needs to the within the department as well as Materials Management group.
  • Coordinate material request, bioreactor set up, monitoring, recording.
  • Availability to travel approximately 10% of the time.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to assist in other departments.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with major in Biological or Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences or other science-related major.
  • Experience in upstream bioprocess unit operations such as aseptic processing techniques, culture of adherent and/or anchorage dependent cells and suspension cell culture are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical protocols and reports as well as technology transfer protocols as needed.
  • Experience in cell banking and cell line development is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, innovation and problem solving.
  • Proficient in Oral and Written communication as well as excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Able to understand and efficiently communicate risks, and to develop and execute contingency plans.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills.
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Raletz at 267-428-7770.

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.