Associate, Process Development

Sarasota, FL
Apr 24, 2022
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.

Process Development Associate - Microbiology

General Responsibilities
  • Research and Development
  • Design DNA sequence, vectors and strains
  • Create constructs base in pDNA
  • Cloning and Bacteria transformation
  • Purify DNA
  • Cell Line generation
  • Production, and analysis of Research Cell Banks, including microbiological methods
  • Support Quality System.
  • Author and revise SOPs
  • Perform PCR, ddPCR, qPCR, Cloning, Transformation, Clone Selection, Agarose and Acrylamide Gels, Immunoblotting, Protein Quantification, Cell Disruption, Fermentation in shake flask or/and small scale Fermentor, small scale purification.
  • Prepare technical report or presentations.
  • Perform early stage of bioprocess for recombinant proteins and plasmid manufacturing in microbial platform
  • Generate information for regulatory dossier
  • Perform testing of products using general laboratory equipment/instrumentation.
  • Performs duties in accordance with established laboratory standards.
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot and solve routine problems. Interprets data based on knowledge and experience.
  • Assists in the recommendation of new methods for manufacturing and testing efficiency.
  • Support and coordinate deviation investigations and implementation of change controls or robust corrective and preventative actions. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree in Life Science -Molecular Biology- related field preferred.
  • 5 years minimum relevant experience.
  • Experience in Research and Development positions (Molecular Biology) in University, Research Centers, Biopharmaceutical industry or similar organizations
  • Experience in Molecular and Microbiology technics
  • High attention to detail with good time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritize assignments in a multi-task position. 
  • Motivated and able to work independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and people/customer service oriented. 
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Software Programs.