Sr. BioProcess Associate

Rockville, MD
May 07, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The primary role of this position is to provide technical support for all fill finish operations with strict adherence to cGMP compliance.  The candidate will also provide guidance for all on-floor activities including aseptic fill operations, visual inspection, labeling, and packaging of bulk product with minimal supervision.  This position requires proficiency in aseptic technique, and deliberate movements inside various isolators.  The candidate for this position will be working in close association with Technical Operations, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Material Management to overcome challenges in meeting the production schedule.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Execute daily tasks such as washing and sterilizing vials and filling components for use in production operations.  Perform area clearance on equipment and rooms that involve cleaning, and integrity testing pre/post production.
•    Perform Aseptic filling operations and dynamic monitoring/sampling inside various isolators.
•    Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
•    Author and revise batch records and SOPs.
•    Perform routine reviews on executed batch records and logbooks.
•    Initiate deviations, CAPAs, and Change Controls.
•    Generates Purchase requisitions for consumables items within the MFG department.
•    Assist in activities related to other onsite departments such as the execution of validation protocols.
•    Comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental policies promoting a safe workplace to prevent or reduce injuries.
•    Perform tasks under minimal supervision, and within tight time lines to meet production schedule.
•    Report any unexpected observations and suggest possible explanation and resolution.

Requires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia virus.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 

•    BS/BA in Biology, Chemistry, or related discipline
•    1-3 years’ experience in a GMP facility or High School Diploma and at least 5 years’ experience in a GMP facility.
•    Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
•    Analytical, organized, self-motivated, and good at multi-tasking.
•    Previous experience working with aseptic technique and good documentation practices is required.
•    Must be able to follow cGMP regulations during operations including adherence to written procedure and contemporaneous documentation.
•    Must be able to communicate effectively with management and staff.
•    Must be able to record data accurately and legibly.
•    Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and have manual dexterity. 
•    Ability to perform in a team setting in a controlled environment for long periods of time.


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.