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Associate Scientist, Downstream Technical R & D (2)
  • Requisition ID: WD108681
  • Position: Full time
  • Open date: Feb 28, 2017 3:48 PM
  • Functional area: Science and Technology
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Required degrees: Bachelors
  • Experience required: 4 years
  • Relocation: No

Basic qualifications:
• BS with 4+ years of experience or MS with 1+ years of experience
• Degree must be in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering
• Hands-on understanding of different purification techniques such as chromatography and tangential flow filtration and associated instrumentation such as Akta chromatography systems and Unicorn software.
• Hands-on experience with bioanalytical assays associated with purification processes, such as SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, HPLC, etc.

Preferred qualifications:
• Additional hands-on experience and understanding of process systems at pilot scale is desirable
• Experience with high throughput protein purification techniques is a plus
• Knowledge of technology transfer
• Knowledge of Design of Experiments and process characterization
• Good understanding of cGMP and manufacturing, and regulatory requirements for filing and registration of vaccine and/or biologics

Technical Research and Development – Drug Substance is looking for an associate scientist who would join the Downstream group to assist in the development of purification processes for novel antigens or viruses used for clinical and commercial development.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist in the purification process development for novel vaccine antigen candidates
• Perform process development work in chromatography, ultra-filtration, etc., for viral sub-unit antigen production and/or viral vector production
• Must be able execute experiments independently
• Contribute to the development and transfer of downstream processes
• Work on multiple projects internally, at other sites and at external manufacturers requiring initiative and judgment
• The qualified candidate must be able to effectively work with diverse team members from various functions, multiple countries and members at various levels in organization
• Must be a self-starter, be able to work with minimal supervision in a matrix environment and contribute to multiple projects
• Help to solve complex problems through analytical thinking to identify and understand alternatives using knowledge gained through formal education, experience and sound judgment.

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