Process Development Associate II - Cell Culture and Media Development

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

The Cell Culture and Media Development group within Preclinical Manufacturing and Process Development is looking for a motivated person to develop production processes of monoclonal antibodies in a non-GMP process development laboratory. Job focus includes top tier antibody candidate screening, cell line selection experiments, and process optimization and robustness in support of clinical or commercial manufacturing production.

Key aspects of the work include:
- Execution and development of cell culture studies using aseptic technique in shaker flasks, single-use bioreactors, and glass bench scale bioreactors
- Generate, manage, analyze, and maintain critical data in a highly organized manner
- Authoring/reviewing development reports, process transmittals, and manufacturing records
- Coordination and interfacing with colleagues from other groups involved in the research process, including cell line development, bioreactor scale-up, purification, and manufacturing.
- Active involvement in technology transfer via written process transmittals, and by providing troubleshooting, process understanding, and on-site support to manufacturing production campaigns in Albany, NY
- The position requires occasional travel and work on weekends

Daily responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
- Cell cultivation in shaker flasks and bioreactors
- Benchtop bioreactor operation and maintenance
- Medium and reagent preparation
- Laboratory organization and cleaning

Minimum Requirements:
- BS in Chemical Engineering or Bio-related Engineering with 0-2 years of experience in a laboratory setting
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and record keeping abilities to accurately record, analyze, and document development data generated
- Candidates with internships in related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Please clearly state GPA on your resume.

Additional Skills (preferred, but not required):
- Experience with mammalian cell culture
- Experience with developing fed-batch bioreactor processes including optimizing feeding strategies and evaluating different cell culture media and feed formulations
- Experience with statistical design and analysis software (i.e. JMP)
- Experience with manufacturing and/or technology transfer
- Familiarity with computer programming languages (i.e. VBA/VB .Net, HTML, C++), relational database interface/design and SQL, networking interactions, and software installation/troubleshooting

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.