Principal Associate, Process Development - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Principal Associate, Process Development

PaxVax, Inc.

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Assay, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Culture, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Process, Process Development, Vaccine, Virology,

Job Description

The Principal Associate is responsible for process development of PaxVax's Viral vaccine production, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, purification and diafiltration/ultrafiltraton, Lyophilzation and encapsulation processes.This position reports directly to the Director of Process Development and Production.

•   Design and optimize viral vaccine production yields and stability
•   Optimize mammalian cell culture and viral amplification in 10L to 200L bioreactor
•   Optimize viral purification by chromatography and ultrafiltration
•   Author process development reports
•   Perform adherent and suspension mammalian cell culture using disposable technologies
•   Perform lyophilization and encapsulation
•   Perform cell based or PCR based assays
•   Author manufacturing SOPs and batch records


•   Bachelors of Science/engineering in Biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline
•   Minimum of 6 years' relevant industry experience, or MS degree plus the knowledge and skills acquired through 3 years' relevant industry experience
•   Demonstrate an ability to think and act independently; accept supervision, work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment, critically analyze data and proactively solve problems

Technical Skills and Knowledge:
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Strong process development and engineering skills
•   Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills
•   Familiar with design of experiment.
•   Assay (HPLC, cell based and PCR based assays) development skills are preferred
•   cGMP experience is preferred
•   Leader and Team player