Scientist / Senior Scientist, Media Development and Services

Seattle & Redmond, WA, United States
Jul 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just Evotec Biologics is seeking a motivated and creative scientist who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. This person will join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to supply and support cell culture media design. This individual will bring significant experience in mammalian cell culture and developing media formulations, along with expertise in experimental design and data analysis. Experience working with internal resources and vendors to mitigate raw material variation is a plus, as is experience in formulating novel powders with contract manufacturers for use in GMP and non-GMP environments. Experience with high throughput screening and lab robotics, such as Tecan liquid handlers and/or the ambr®15, is desirable. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively over teleconference and web-based meetings, are necessary. The ideal candidate is curious, creative, engaged, works well independently and in teams, and constantly looks for ways to improve processes and technology.

  • Develop novel media formulations to achieve high productivities, consistent product quality, and flexible operation
  • Develop and implement screening strategies to optimize media formulations and cell culture operations
  • Evaluate the physical properties of cell culture media, such as stability and solubility, and proactively investigate novel methodologies to characterize these properties
  • Research and evaluate new technologies
  • Work with vendors to onboard new media powders and mitigate raw material variability where identified
  • Author reports and documents to support internal lab activities and regulatory filings as appropriate
  • Support lab associates with media and buffer preparation if needed

Required qualifications:
  • BS + 4 years or MS + 2 years of relevant experience, or a Ph.D in biology, biochemistry, engineering, or a related field
  • Expertise in the requirements of CHO cell culture and media design
  • Expertise with experimental design, optimization, and analysis
  • Experience with transferring raw material specifications to a controlled, highly regulated, setting
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds

Preferred qualifications
  • Expertise with high throughput cell culture (e.g. deep-well plate assays, robotics, ambr®, etc.)
  • Experience working with proteomic, metabolomic, and/or genomic datasets
  • Strength in data science, informatics, and/or automation
  • Experience working with vendors to support custom raw material formulations

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