Sr. Associate, Process Development

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 13, 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

Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting clinical production and process development of Emergent's upcoming pipeline products with an emphasis in downstream operations. This position will be involved in clinical GMP production, process development, characterization, optimization and scale up. The Senior Associate reports directly to the Clinical Production Manager of the Process Development and Production (PDP) department.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Key team member for clinical GMP production in San Diego
  • Support and lead efforts in Buffer preparation, Harvest filtration, Tangential flow filtration, Chromatography and sterile filtration
  • Coordinate with functional areas to ensure production and development timelines are met
  • Procurement of GMP and development materials
  • Write technical reports, SOPs and Batch Records
  • Support process development by planning and leading project specific studies, including DOEs
  • Evaluate, develop and optimize process parameters for downstream process activities
  • Analyze, organize and present data for team and company presentations
  • Support technology transfer of campaigns to commercial manufacturing sites
  • Organization and maintenance of GMP facility and development labs

Minimum Education, Experience, Skills
  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Engineering or related science with 2-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Chromatography Purification experience is required
  • Ultrafiltration/Diafiltration experience is required
  • Aseptic technique, cell culture and bioreactor experience are preferred
  • cGMP experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office with a high level of comfort using varied computer systems
  • Must be detail oriented

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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