Senior Scientist

San Diego, CA, US
Apr 18, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
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

This Sr. Scientist position is responsible for evaluating the incoming new projects from downstream process transferred from the research team, working in the Process Development group. Assists team lead to oversee downstream vaccine process and development across different stages from preclinical through Phase III, and commercialization. Lead the downstream groundwork include but not limited to chromatography, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, viral clearance, residual removal for downstream purification.

Essential Functions

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

  • As a SME of downstream process, evaluates, develops and optimizes the process parameters, provide timely technical solutions and instructions for process parameters optimization, process characterization to develop robust and transferable process.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to the process and product and uses DOE to design the experiment and to analyze the results.
  • Responsible for writing scientific and process technical reports and transfer the method and work with the clinical production team to support and generate the SOPs and batch record.
  • Supports investigational new drug (IND) chemistry-manufacturing-control (CMC) section writing. Guide/train junior level associates

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • Degree in protein science, or biology related field. PhD with minimal 3 years' relevant experience, or M.S. with 6 years relevant experiences. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years direct experience in downstream purification.
  • Deep knowledge/vision of protein science and downstream purification and process.
  • Ability to think creatively in order to solve complex problems
  • Team member with the desire to include ideas and information from team members in a timely manner in order to draw scientific conclusions
  • GMP experience is a plus but not required. Candidate with up to date scientific background is a plus
  • Hands on downstream experience
  • Open-minded and detail oriented
  • Strong trouble shooting and data analysis skills
  • Design of Experiment (DoE) is a plus
  • Chromatography Purification experience
  • Diafiltration/Ultrafiltration experience
  • Scale down/scale up knowledge
  • Engineering knowledge/hands on experience with equipment troubleshooting is a plus
  • Filtration experience
  • Protein chemistry knowledge preferred
  • Good aseptic techniques
  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with IND and BLA 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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