Manufacturing Associate I, Biobanking

Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 26, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) is a clinical-stage biotech advancing therapies to treat multi-drug resistant infections. We are on a mission to address today's — and tomorrow's — toughest infections. We are looking for intelligent and motivated people to help us reach those goals. We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Associate to join the Biobanking team at APT. The candidate will work within the Biobanking Department and may also have opportunity to work across other manufacturing departments.


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

  • Propagate, cryopreserve, and catalogue bacterial cell and bacteriophage lines under approved standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manufacturing batch records.
  • Perform phage susceptibility testing under approved SOPs.
  • Document and receive bacterial cell lines from third parties.
  • Document and ship bacterial cell and bacteriophage lines to collaborators.
  • Prepare analytical lab reports or summaries.
  • Document all manufacturing activities clearly and accurately per cGMP, QMS, and regulatory requirements.
  • Adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Biological Safety Level-2 (BSL-2), and aseptic technique in all Manufacturing/Laboratory processes.
  • Routinely monitor manufacturing processes and recognize potential process issues as they arise; proactively escalate identified issues to supervisor.
  • Ensure continued flow of production activities by assessing raw material and growth media availability and obtaining materials if low on stock.
  • Maintain a clean working environment including participation in a regular laboratory cleaning schedule per established cleaning SOPs.
  • Open-mindedness on learning new methodologies and skills rapidly while maintaining critical thinking to improve processes and documentation
  • Other duties as needed.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, & activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor of Science in biology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in a laboratory setting focused on microbiology, molecular biology, and/or bacteriophage biology.
  • Outstanding organizational, attention to detail, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Scheduling flexibility to accommodate varying manufacturing schedules.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required; APT employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work on the premises.

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 and will be available to the candidate upon request.


***APT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. APT seeks to diversify its work force and is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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