Vaccine Development Scientist II

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 27 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Vaccine Development Scientist II for a global biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA. Successful candidate will participate in design, manage and execute testing and studies pertaining to vaccine manufacturing, formulation and/or bioanalytics for vaccine products at all stages of development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in design, manage and execute testing and studies pertaining to vaccine manufacturing, formulation and/or bioanalytics for vaccine products at all stages of development.
  • Coordinate information exchange between both in-house and 3rd party vendors for testing.
  • Participate in the development of and execute assays as needed.
  • Participate in the creation and review of necessary SOPs and development reports.
  • Participate in the development of presentations of scientific data
  • Develop, qualify, document, and transfer assays.
  • Compile data and author reports summarizing experimental results for both real-time and accelerated studies.
  • Draft method development reports, SOPs, and transfer protocols.
  • Coordinate efforts between different internal and external teams such as Process Development, Bio-analytical, Formulation and Preclinical.
  • Assume all aspects of testing including sample cataloging, submission, analysis and collection of results.
  • Perform statistical analyses on compiled data as needed and author reports for distribution and/or presentation to project teams.
  • Operate and perform maintenance of lab instrumentation.
  • Implement and develop drafts of new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  • Participate in collaborations with contract testing organizations (CTOs).
  • Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 4+ years industry experience (may include post doctoral experience), or a MS with a minimum of 4 years industry experience, or a BS with a minimum of 8+ years industry experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in chemistry and biochemistry (e.g. medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, protein chemistry, protein expression).
  • Training and experience in Design of Experiments and other statistical methodologies.
  • Current knowledge in vaccine literature and basic science related to vaccine development.
  • Strong math skills required. Working knowledge of statistical models for DOE, and familiarity with JMP is highly desirable.
  • Remain well versed in regulatory requirements to assure appropriate design and execution of vaccine manufacture and toxicology studies via services of CMO and CROs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Good time and project management skills, ability to oversee several projects simultaneously.
  • Comply with safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Core Competencies.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Nikki Ranieri at (+1) 215-531-5288 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.