Associate, Process Development (Molecular Bio)

Sarasota, FL
Dec 20, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.

  •  Performs duties in accordance with established laboratory standards.
  • Assists in the recommendation of new methods for manufacturing and testing efficiency.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within and across departments.
  • Prepares experiments and samples for analyses.
  • Analyze and accurately report results, in a timely manner, to contribute to process/method development and project outcomes.
  • Operation and routine maintenance of laboratory instruments and troubleshooting procedures in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Accurately documents all procedures following customer requirements.
  • Perform testing of products using general laboratory equipment/instrumentation.
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot and solve routine problems. Interprets data based on knowledge and experience.
  • Routinely Prepare technical report or presentations.
  • Support and coordinate deviation investigations and implementation of change controls or robust corrective and preventative actions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Highly preferred skills and experience:
  • Experience working with basic and advanced laboratory equipment
  • Experience with basic molecular biology methods (agarose gel, densitometry, 96 well plate format assays, ELISA, UV spectrophotometry, qPCR, sequencing, primer generation, cloning, and others)
  • Knowledge of regulatory aspects of bacterial strain development processes
  • General understanding of major regulatory requirements
  • Education
  • BS/MS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related field. PhDs with some industrial experience will also be considered
  • 2-3 years direct laboratory experience
  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique and microbial cell culture
  • Working knowledge of experimental laboratory instruments and scientific products (bioreactors along with associated software is a plus)
  • Experience with safe laboratory practices and procedures
  • Previous experience working in a GLP/GMP facility

Physical Requirements
  • This position requires the ability to frequently and repetitively move and/or pour a minimum of 5lbs (up to 25lbs may occasionally be required) as well as other physical activities, including:
  • Constantly opening and closing lab receptacles, including removing and adhering plate seals, twisting caps, lifting lids.
  • Occasionally ascending/descending a ladder to retrieve lab supplies.
  • Constantly positioning self to pour or pipette reagents used for the lab process, including large and small volumes.