Sr. Associate

San Diego, CA, US
Apr 20, 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

The position will report to the Sr. Scientist of the Product Development (PD) department in San Diego. This position will be focused on the support of analytical assay work to screen stable vaccine formulation and develop formulation process to manufacture vaccine drug product in liquid or powder dosage form.

Essential Functions

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

  • Provide Liquid and Powder formulation analytical support
  • Participate in development work and provide analytical support for the vaccine formulation development and fill-finish process. Key example includes but not limited to ELISA, PCR, TCID50, UV-Vis, HPLC
  • Develop and optimize lyophilization cycles that are well-documented and easily scaled-up
  • Pharmacy manual preparation for clinical studies
  • Organize development stability study and perform the sample management
  • Use professional concepts, company policies, and procedures (SOPs) to complete routine assignments by performing scientific functions in collaboration with others.
  • Make detailed observations, consistently analyze data and interpret results to make scientifically valid conclusions
  • Review data obtained for compliance to specifications and reports abnormalities
  • Write and revises standard operating procedures (SOP), development protocols and other related documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize development protocols when necessary
  • Document laboratory work consistent with company requirements
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and safety procedures
  • Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments
  • Train and provide assistance to junior staff

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • 2+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and knowledge of oral solid dosage form and liquid dosage forms.
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree. BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical development or a related field is preferred.
  • Understanding of protein/biomolecule's biophysical properties and characterization
  • Experience with protein/formulation characterization assay such as including DLS, pH, Osmolality, Moisture content, Disintegration, UV-Vis, Intrinsic Fluorescence measurement, HPLC
  • Experienced with aseptic techniques, maintenance of mammalian cell lines and cell-based assay
  • Design, execute and interpret experiments with a high degree of reliability and independence is preferred
  • High capability of multitasking and handling multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Good aseptic techniques
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members
  • Strong trouble shooting and data analysis skills
  • Handling experience of Virus like particle (VLP), live attenuated virus and Bacterial formulation is a plus
  • Experience with lyophilization development is recommended but not required
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiment (DoE) and statistical analysis tools 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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