Engineer I/II - Upstream PD

Alachua, FL
Apr 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


  • The Engineer I/II is responsible for executing a scientific plan and conducting laboratory research with moderate supervision.

Reporting Relationship

  • The Engineer I/II in Upstream, Process Development will report directly to the Associate Director, Upstream Process Development at the Alachua, FL headquarters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, and troubleshoot experiments for the optimization of upstream process steps in flasks and bioreactors for approved research plans
  • Optimize process parameters to increase virus yield from adherent & suspension cell lines
  • Responsible for scale up and manufacturing of viral vectors up to 200 L in bioreactor
  • Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data in the course of biologics production and processing
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of written and electronic materials and results
  • Attend designated meetings to ensure professional development
  • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Employee manual
  • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Safety and Quality manual
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards

Educational Qualifications

  • Engineer I:  B.S. with minimum 2 years or M.S. with relevant experience in bio/chemical engineering or related field.
  • Engineer II: B.S with minimum 5 years and M.S with minimum 2 years of relevant experience in bio/chemical engineering or related field.

Additional Qualifications

  • Course work in biology, biochemistry, or engineering principles applicable to mammalian cell culture, inclusive of bioreactors
  • Training in CSTR theory and demonstrable ability to apply it to experimental planning and execution
  • Understanding/working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal



Supervisory Responsibilities

Previous management or supervisory experience not required