Sr. Development Scientist (Upstream)

Bothell, Washington State
Competitive - TBD on Qualifications
Feb 28, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

This is a Senior Development Scientist position in the Upstream Process Development group.  Primary responsibilities include upstream process characterization, process development for GMP manufacturing, client management and technology development.


  • Coordinate upstream development activities leading to clinical and commercial manufacturing for multiple client projects
  • Work with clients and internal project teams in the successful completion of contract manufacturing projects
  • Present data at client project teams and written reports
  • Take a leadership role within the department for developing upstream processes:
  • Develop, coordinate, and communicate experimental plans within the department
  • Execute and manage DoE shake flask and bench scale bioreactor experiments
  • Manage large data sets and provide technical guidance to others in the analysis and interpretation of data
  • Write development protocols and characterization reports
  • Coordinate activities and experiments with project management, manufacturing, purification development, and analytical development
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing during large scale manufacturing campaigns
  • Contribute to the overall operation of the lab and infrastructure improvements
  • Provide technical support in the laboratory as necessary
    • Implementation of new equipment and technology
  • Provide technical and strategic planning support to business development activities with respect to new client projects and new business initiatives


  • PhD. in a life science or engineering with 5-10 years of relevant experience or equivalent BS/MS experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a mammalian cell culture and bioreactor lab environment
  • Background in upstream process characterization
  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills
  • Previous supervisory, technical guidance and leadership experience
  • Entrepreneurial/business aptitude with interest in growing a contract manufacturing business
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills required for working with clients
  • Previous experience with process validation activities and knowledge of large scale manufacturing activities in a GMP environment
  • Experience with JMP or other statistical analysis tools would be beneficial

AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement.  EOE