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Engineer III / Sr Research Associate - Fed-batch Culture Process Development

Boston, Massachusetts

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Engineer III / Sr Research Associate - Fed-batch Culture Process Development

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Job ID R0022869 Date posted 10/06/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

The Engineer III will work primarily with scientists/senior research associates or engineers in the upstream fed-batch culture process development team to design and optimize consistent cell culture processes that produce quality recombinant proteins through laboratory studies. Additionally, as a fundamental component related to cell culture process design and development, the process development team will also ensure that these processes are predicable, scalable, and controlled with multiple size of bioreactors (ambr15, ambr250 and bench-top scale bioreactors). The position is to support tech transfer of developed/locked cell culture processes to pilot team and CMOs.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Prepares experimental protocols.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Interprets data independently, and contributes to technical reports
  • Identifies complex technical issues, and implements solutions under supervision
  • Contributes to the design of new applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.
  • Supports technology transfer through writing and consolidating technical documents.
  • Coordinates within department as well as cross functionally with peers on projects.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 4+ years relevant industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant industry experience
  • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting or Master’s degree plus appropriate laboratory training

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and resolve routine issues using appropriate information.
  • Teamwork
  • ability to work within department groups/team.
  • Communication skills
  • expresses one’s self clearly and concisely within function; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor
  • Organization
  • exercises good time management skills
  • Technical
  • proficient in use of applicable lab equipment and operations

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Travel may be required

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0022869

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