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Principal Associate, Process Development

Emergent BioSolutions
San Diego, CA
Start date
Sep 25, 2022

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Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Process
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach
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Job Details

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 position will report to the Sr. Scientist of the Process Development and Production (PDP) department in San Diego. Works in the development and troubleshooting of scalable downstream processes for vaccine/proteins. Works with downstream members to maintain the team in a professional working environment.


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

•    Designs and executes experimental plans, maintains accurate notes, prepares data analysis and results summaries with limited supervision.

•    Prepares SOP, batch records, development reports, tech transfer documents and participates in presentations

•    Prepares and presents project updates to ensure timely delivery.

•    Performs routine lab assignments, prepares buffers, organizes raw materials, designs and prepares assembly etc.,

•    Participates downstream process activities include tangential flow filtration, chromatography, and sterile filtration. 

•    Performs downstream process of GMP Clinical production as needed.

•    Trains junior associate and provides guidance. 

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. 


•    B.S. degree in biology or related area with 3 years of experience working in process development or protein science required.  
•    Advanced degree is preferred
•    Chromatography Purification experience is required
•    Diafiltration/Ultrafiltration experience is required
•    Scale down/scale up knowledge is required
•    Good communication skills (verbal and written) 
•    Good aseptic techniques
•    Ability to effectively collaborate with team members
•    Strong trouble shooting and data analysis skills is preferred
•    Design of Experiment (DoE) is a plus
•    Filtration experience is a plus
•    Protein chemistry knowledge is a plus
•    Upstream process knowledge is a plus
•    GMP experiences is a plus


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

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.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

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.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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