Scientist, Purification Process Development
A Scientist (level R3) position is available in the Downstream process development group within Bioprocess R&D. The successful applicant will have experience in laboratory research, and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role. This position will join a larger team of scientists across multiple sites focused on developing and optimizing recovery and purification processes for recombinant proteins and biological macromolecules for early- and late-phase clinical trials. The Scientist will be responsible for working with fellow scientists to develop robust, efficient, scalable strategies for improving process performance.
The job function requires judgment and innovation to achieve a solution within standard practices and procedures. Responsibilities will include conducting experiments, tests, analyses as part of a variety of research and development activities, e.g., small-scale studies, pilot plant and manufacturing downstream purification studies. The Scientist will be expected to summarize, evaluate the study results, develop and test new hypotheses to improve the fundamental understanding of recovery and purification processes. This position will support process validation, quality by design, regulatory approaches, and innovative research. This position will be expected to prepare internally reviewed technical reports, and make oral presentations to scientists and management. The successful candidate must be able to endorse change to business infrastructure to ensure pipeline, legacy and technology success.
- Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 4+ years of experience in a biological or engineering discipline (Biotechnology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or equivalent).
- Experience in laboratory research required, preferably in recombinant protein/biomolecule purification process development, technology transfer and/or bioprocess manufacturing.
- A good understanding of protein chemistry, protein analytics, and bioprocess technology is required.
- Demonstrated ability to drive for results and generate innovative solutions with minimum supervision.
- Applicants should be self-motivated, organized, capable of working independently, and in a collaborative environment.
- The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- Experience in transferring Biotherapeutic processes to pilot plants or manufacturing organizations, and knowledge of data acquisition and controls systems in these environments is a plus.
- Strong analytical and computer skills are desirable.
- Sound understanding of statistical experimental design and analysis is a benefit.
- This position will require standing for long periods of time in a laboratory setting.
- Occasional lifting of equipment may be required.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
- Occasional travel to vendor, Pfizer or contract manufacturing/research sites may be required.
Other Job Details:
- Last Date to Apply for Job: October 21, 2021
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
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