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Associate Scientist

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Frederick, MD
Start date
Aug 7, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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BioCapital
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Job Details

Associate Scientist

Job ID: req2829
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Biopharmaceutical Development Program
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION   

The Biopharmaceutical Development Program (BDP) of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. supports the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) and other government agencies through the development of novel agents for first-in-man clinical studies

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES (LEVEL III & IV)

  • Design, optimize, and characterize upstream and downstream processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals (monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic proteins) in early stage clinical development
  • Interpret analytical and process data and understand process implications
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental results, review, analysis and interpretations of experimental data
  • Make periodic presentations in group meetings, project team meetings, and in one-on-one situations
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Support technology transfer to in-house clinical manufacturing group
  • Evaluate new technologies to facilitate process development

LEVEL IV

  • Make periodic presentations in group meetings, project team meetings, and in one-on-one situations,
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Support technology transfer to in-house clinical manufacturing group
  • Evaluate new technologies to facilitate process development

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
    • Assoc III, Process Dev - In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
    • Assoc IV, Process Dev- In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience
  • Proficiency in Fermentation and protein purification
  • Experience in process scale-up and technology transfer
  • Basic knowledge of various aseptic techniques and working in a Biosafety Cabinet
  • Basic analytical techniques for protein products (HPLC analysis, protein quantification methods like gel electrophoresis; ELISA etc.
  • Familiarity with AKTA systems/software
  • Experience/knowledge with Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance 

LEVEL IV

  • Experience running Bioreactors 5 – 30L scale (Bacterial and cell culture)
  • Experience with large volume harvesting and homogenization
  • Experience with Filtration and TFF
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 

  • Master’s degree

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious
    material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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Company

A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take

 

 

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Phone
301-846-1000
Location
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick
MD
21701
United States
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