Sr. Scientist, Bioreactor Process Design

Seattle, WA, United States
Jul 16, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just Evotec Biologics is seeking a motivated and creative senior scientist who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. The new scientist/engineer will join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to develop bioreactor processes at 1-50L scale for the advancement of low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing. As a key member of the bioreactor group, the successful candidate will have significant experience with mammalian cell culture in bioreactors, strong experimental design and data analysis skills, and experience mentoring junior staff. Experience with media development, perfusion cell culture, high throughput or automated cell culture systems such Ambr, and/or process characterization/validation is a plus. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skill, works well independently and in teams, and is excited about improving processes and technology.

  • Work in teams to develop bioreactor processes for early and late stage biotherapeutics manufacturing
  • Transfer processes to clinical and commercial manufacturing facilities
  • Author documents to support regulatory filing
  • Technology development to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of development and manufacturing
  • Supervise and mentor associates

Required qualifications:
  • BS + 10 years experience, MS + 5-7 years experience, or Ph.D + 2 years experience in Engineering, Biochemistry or related field
  • Expertise in bioreactor cell culture and perfusion technology, including scale-down and scale-up strategies
  • Significant experience with design of experiments (DOE) and analysis using statistical software packages (JMP, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Experience with process transfer to clinical and commercial facilities
  • Experience with early & late stage regulatory filings

Preferred qualifications
  • Managerial experience
  • Experience with commercial process development, characterization, and validation
  • Experience with high throughput cell culture (e.g. deep-well plate assays or robotics)
  • Experience with CMC and bioreactor team leadership
  • Strength in data science, informatics, and/or automation
  • Experience authoring regulatory documents (e.g. IND/BLA) a plus
  • Programming and data analysis with JMP, R, and/or Python

About Just - Evotec Biologics

Just - Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just's focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood - the center of Seattle's medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 200 employees is expanding Just's innovative platform and footprint - building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at