Sr. Associate, PD Downstream

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 11, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

The position will report to the Sr. Scientist of the Process Development and Production (PDP) department in San Diego. This role is responsible for the development and troubleshooting of scalable downstream processes for vaccine/proteins and will work with downstream team members in collaboration on shared department initiatives.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Designs and executes experimental plans, maintains accurate notes, prepares data analysis and results summaries with limited supervision
  • Prepares SOP, batch records, development reports, tech transfer documents and participates in scientific presentations
  • Prepares and presents project updates to ensure timely delivery of projects
  • Performs routine lab assignments, prepares buffers, organizes raw materials, designs and prepares assembly
  • Participates in downstream process activities: tangential flow filtration, chromatography, and sterile filtration
  • Performs downstream process of GMP Clinical production as needed


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills



  • B.S. degree in biology or related area with a minimum of three years of experience working in process development or protein science
  • Advanced degree is preferred


  • Chromatography Purification experience is required

• Diafiltration/Ultrafiltration experience is required


  • Scale down/scale up knowledge is required
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good aseptic techniques
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members
  • Strong trouble shooting and data analysis skills are preferred
  • Design of Experiment (DoE) is a plus
  • Filtration experience is a plus
  • Protein chemistry knowledge is a plus
  • Upstream process knowledge is a plus
  • GMP experiences is a plus


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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