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Scope of Position:
Lead the development of new products/technologies for bioprocessing applications and subsequent transfer of technology to manufacturing. Work closely with end users to enable protocol development and successful implementation of new products/technologies for adherent (micro carriers) and suspension cells from bench top to 200L bioreactor scale. Must have the ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, as well as the ability to work with individuals from multiple technical areas and with varying levels of scientific and technical expertise. Operating safely in the laboratory and instrument maintenance is required. Writing technical reports, SOPs, external product literature and contributing to intellectual property is also an expectation in this role.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Acts as a subject matter expert in Bioreactors (traditional and single-use), adherent and suspension cell scale-up and harvest technologies
• Provide technical support for process development and scale-up to end users
• Design, coordinate and execute complex cell based experiments for new products, technologies, processes or applications development
• Record, analyze, interpret and report data to the project team and stakeholders
• Provide technical leadership to development scientists
• Interact with team members in developing strategies and directions for new products development
• Perform routine cell culture procedures to maintain different cell lines
• Learn new techniques and methods as needed to support the project objectives
• Due to the nature of cell culture, the candidate must be willing to adopt a flexible work schedule
Travel Requirements: Some travel to conferences and customer sites (up to 30%)
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Standard work hours plus occasional weekend work based on the project needs.
Required Education: Ph.D. or M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology or relevant discipline
Required Years and Area of Experience: 5-10 years of relevant experience in upstream and downstream bioprocessing.
• Expertise with stirred tank (both stainless steel and single use) and wave bioreactors; process development and scale-up (bench top to at least 200L scale) for mAb, vaccine and cell therapy manufacturing.
• Experience (5-10 years) and track record in new products/technologies development for upstream bioprocessing applications.
• Strong mammalian cell culture skills, including micro carrier culture techniques.
• Strong design of experiments (DOE) and data analysis skills.
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge and experience with downstream bioprocessing technologies/equipment is very desirable.
• Skills with homogenization, tangential flow filtration, chromatography, and sterile filtration at lab-, pilot-, and manufacturing-scale
• Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
• Provide technical leadership to development scientists on the project team
• Good team player with strong work ethic
• Demonstration of drive and commitment
• Customer focused
• Values differences in people and ideas
EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled.