Sr. Research Associate/Engineer, Upstream Process Development

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 18 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Associate/Engineer of Upstream Process Development for a biotechnology company located in Boston, MA. Successful candidate will build and be part of the team that creates and executes on production systems in order to deliver transformative genotype-agnostic therapies for vision restoration using viral vectors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing viral vector production process strategies to support drug substance manufacturing at all levels of product development.
  • Execute on targeted experiments to develop and optimize internal virus production at both research (adherent systems) and development (suspension, bioreactor) scales.
  • Generate material for research studies and analytical and formulation development.
  • Maintain equipment, assist in organizing lab, ordering and restocking supplies.
  • Summarize and present findings to various levels of the company.
  • Documenting of findings in notebooks and technical reports.
  • May interface with Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations on developing and/or transferring specific process unit operations.
  • May assist assay development colleagues in providing in-process analytical support.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MS/M.Eng in biological sciences with 1+ years relevant industry experience or BS/B.Eng with 3+ years of similar experience.
  • Industrial experience in mammalian cell culture upstream activities such as bioreactor execution/maintenance, cell growth/expansion/banking, scale-up/scale-down studies is required.
  • Background and experience in viral vector production platforms (e.g. plasmid transfection, baculovirus/helper virus expression systems, mammalian producer cell lines) is preferred.
  • Ability to perform aseptic processing with close attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Quality by Design approaches.
  • Able to draft protocols or adapt and follow existing ones.
  • Meticulous documentation and record-keeping.
  • Understanding of industrial bioprocessing manufacturing and cGMP principles.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams as well as with external partners and vendors.

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.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.