Senior Associate Scientist, Manufacturing Science and Technology

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • The qualified candidate will join the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) organization supporting biological therapeutics and vaccines. Within MSAT, the candidate will work in the Fermentation Group, which develops processes for production and recovery of recombinant proteins, polysaccharides, bioconjugates, and other biologics.
  • Projects may include execution of processes at lab and pilot scales, process development and characterization, scale-up and tech transfer to commercial manufacturing, process simulation and modeling, process troubleshooting, new technology development and implementation.
  • The incumbent will run various fermentation and recovery unit operations, including scales from 100 mL to 100 L.
  • The scope of the project work may include assistance in tasks in any or all of the following stages: scope definition, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analyses, design, specification development, project planning, implementation, and post-implementation monitoring and follow-up.
  • The incumbent must be capable of providing significant contributions to cross-functional projects.

  • Utilizing a reasonable level of technical understanding, the incumbent is responsible for executing fermentation and recovery experiments in support of process modeling, troubleshooting and technical transfer.
  • The candidate must be able to execute, analyze, document, and communicate results from experimental studies.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with scaling experience from commercial to lab scales (and vise versa).
  • The incumbent will be required to assist in troubleshooting and resolving process issues, diagnosing technical problems, and determining short- and long-term solutions. The incumbent will be required to work both independently and in team environments.
  • The incumbent will be expected to assist in the preparation of technical reports, provide oral presentations to scientists and management, and assist in the preparation of regulatory filing documents, as required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biochemical or Chemical Engineering required.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Scientific background and/or training in subject areas of microbiology, recovery operations and filtration is preferred.
  • Technical knowledge and skills in fermentation of biologics achieved through industrial or academic experience in research and development, technical operations, manufacturing, etc.
  • Experience in scaling recovery operations is a plus.
  • Experience with operating, monitoring and/or control of fermentation processes on a variety of fermentors and use and scaling of homogenizers and disc-stack centrifuges is a plus.

  • This role is primarily day shift, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be flexible to work outside of regular schedule in order to meet business and/or customer needs.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 28 SEPTEMBER 2020
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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