Assistant/Associate Scientist

01434, Devens
Nov 13, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

TSR is a premier national U.S. staffing company with over 50 years of staffing excellence.

Our client, a leading Pharmaceutical Company, is hiring an Assistant/Associate Scientist for a 6 month+ contract.

Location: Devens, MA (onsite required but will have a chance to work remotely)

Job Description:

  • The Assistant/Associate Scientist will be working in a science-driven environment, and will collaborate with a group of scientists to develop robust and scalable protein purification processes for both early and late stage biologics in ***’s robust pipeline. The candidate will work closely with the upstream team, analytical team, and collaborate with the R&D organization to drive speed to the clinic for early stage molecules, as well as with manufacturing sites within the *** network or Third Party Manufacturing to deliver robust, scalable and economical processes for late stage clinical and commercial supply.


  • Performing hands-on laboratory experiments involving filtration and chromatography.
  • Downstream process development, optimization, characterization, and tech transfer.
  • Support process scale-up activities in the pilot plant and clinical and commercial manufacturing sites.
  • Prepare/review technical documents including development / tech transfer reports, batch records, and SOPs.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to progress both early and late stage drug candidates.
  • Perform experiments to evaluate and implement innovative ideas.


  • M.S. in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics or equivalent, or B.S. with a minimum of 2+ years of industry and/or academic experience.
  • Prior experience in downstream process development and unit operations, including preparative chromatography, ultrafiltration / diafiltration, viral inactivation and viral filtration is desired.
  • Proficient in AVANT, Pendotech, unicorn software.
  • Practical knowledge or understanding of analytical techniques such as HPLC, CE is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of statistical experimental design and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs as applied to process development and scale up is desired.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-motivated, results-driven and collaborative team environment.