Downstream Development Associate I

Employer
Lundbeck
Location
Bothell, Washington
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Ref
3250
Hotbed
BioForest
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals (Lu-SBP), located in Bothell, Washington, is the Process Development Center of Excellence for Biologics within the global Lundbeck CMC organization. Since integrating into Lundbeck in October 2019, Lu-SBP has supported commercial launch of Lundbeck’s first biologic product (Vyepti) and advancement of a growing biologics pipeline in collaboration with our Copenhagen-based Process Science & Validation Team. The Lu-SBP team leads and supports the development of new product candidates from cell line development through commercial validation of Drug Substance and Drug Product manufacturing processes. Join us on our journey of progress & innovation dedicated to addressing the vast unmet medical needs associated with brain disease!

 

SUMMARY:

The Development Associate Downstream Product Development works with a team of Scientists developing production processes for therapeutic biologic candidates in preclinical and clinical development. The primary responsibility will be to purify proteins to support the development of upstream and downstream processes. This individual plays a collaborative role within downstream group and with members of upstream, bioanalytical, analytical and formulation development groups.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collaborates in process development of biologics at multiple developmental stages
  • Incorporates new technology/techniques to improve process efficiency
  • Supports protein purification process development and tech transfer
  • Supports protein purification screening, scouting and characterization experiments
  • Prepares antibody lots to support analytical, formulation and pre-clinical studies
  • Participates in working groups including those with contract manufacturing organizations
  • Actively participates in discussions on experimental design and analysis
  • Works with experienced downstream scientists as they collaborate with analytical and upstream scientists to ensure the process is designed to produce protein within the targeted product quality profile
  • Contributes data to development reports to support projects from early to later stages of development
  • The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire, or request a medical or religious accommodation

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree or relevant combination of education and industry experience with a total of 4 years of experience

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Accredited BS or advanced degree in biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline
  • Experience purifying proteins using column chromatography
  • Practical chemistry knowledge including buffer chemistry
  • Familiarity with principles of chromatography 

 

TRAVEL

  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally.

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Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 

 

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.
 

 

Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.

 

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.