Regeneron’s Viral Production Core in our Preclinical Manufacturing & Process Development (PMPD) group is looking for a Process Development Associate II focusing on gene therapy purification process development. In this role you will work as part of a multi-functional team to generate Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) manufacturing processes and products with the aim of providing treatment to unmet medical needs through gene therapy. This is a growth opportunity that combines the excitement and opportunity of a start-up with the security and institutional knowledge gained from working for an established biopharmaceutical company.
A Typical Day in the Role Might Look Like:
Support downstream viral vector process development and production through design, characterization, and implementation of robust purification processes suitable for future GMP clinical production.
Optimize parameters for purification of AAV-derived viral vectors using multivariate design of experiment approaches.
Document experiments, results, and findings in electronic laboratory notebook and LIMS; present work at group and department meetings. Maintain equipment and solve instrumental/experimental problems.
Develop expertise in theory and practice of manufacturing steps and analytical methods.
Cross-train on and provide support for analytical and upstream operations.
Support weekend or off-hour experimental and pilot scale work, as the need arises.
This Role Might Be for You If:
You have strong initiative to complete ambitious tasks and learn new technologies.
You are capable of multi-tasking, thinking critically, working both independently and within a team environment.
You have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
This position requires a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in either Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or related field with 0-3 years meaningful experience. The extent of the candidate’s prior experience will determine the grade of the position. A strong fundamental understanding of the principles of purification process development and a history of developing downstream steps within bioprocesses is a plus. Experience preferred with some of the following systems : Depth filtration, Tangential flow filtration, Affinity Capture chromatography, Polishing chromatography. Prior experience with producing AAV-based gene therapies is a plus. This job will periodically require short duration physical exertions, including light-medium lifting.
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