(Senior) Scientist, Nucleic Acid Process Development

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 10 Jul 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist Nucleic Acid Process Development for a leading biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA. As the Nucleic Acid Process Development Sr. Scientist, you will provide technical/scientific expertise and leadership in all areas of drug process development such as loading, cleanup, filtration, and formulation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute, and analyze pioneering loading processes for diverse molecules, including ASOs, siRNA, mRNA, and small molecules.
  • Develop unit operations to enable cleanup and formulation of durably loaded drug product.
  • Scale-up processes from bench to pilot and cGMP clinical manufacturing scale, including technology transfer through clinical manufacturing.
  • Create state-of-the-art small-scale models and characterization capabilities.
  • Identify, engage, and manage external collaborators to explore new loading technologies
  • Assist in the development and execution of purification processes as needed.
  • Seek to connect structural attributes and functional potency of loaded drug product.
  • Perform document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis, and trending.
  • Serve as function lead on pipeline programs to guide them to successful completion, requiring cross-functional collaboration and scientific and technical expertise.
  • Author scientific manuscripts and patents. Present work internally and externally.
  • Aid in the authoring of Regulatory documents.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemical engineering or similar disciplines with a minimum of 2 years related experience; expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Proficient in organic, polymer, and bioconjugation chemistry.
  • Experience developing processes with exosomes, liposomes, and/or lipid nanoparticles.
  • Background in applying advanced technologies to develop methods for loading of payloads into and onto nanoparticles.
  • Experience in development and transfer of production processes for nanoparticles to cGMP manufacturing organizations.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, work ethic, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written).
  • Reputation as emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishment.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 617-903-7746 or m.robinson@proclinical.com

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