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Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist

Waisman Biomanufacturing
Madison, Wisconsin
Start date
Apr 3, 2024

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As a Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist, every day will be a different adventure based on a wide variety of client projects. Because not every day is the same, you have the exciting opportunity to develop a broad skillset and become a subject matter expert (SME). PD and Manufacturing Scientists are responsible for developing and supporting manufacturing operations with any number of downstream and upstream manufacturing processes, developing and executing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for manufacturing operations, conducting equipment and process qualifications, performing manufacturing activities under cGMP guidelines and completing project assignments as required to support all of these.

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:

  • 1+ years of experience working in one of the following is highly preferred: research laboratory, pilot plant, biomanufacturing and/or process development in biopharmaceuticals facility. Relevant undergraduate research experience may be considered.
  • Prior experience in any of the following areas: Aseptic technique, adherent or suspension mammalian cell culture, stem cell culture and directed differentiation, clonal selection, controlled system single-use bioreactors, large scale cell concentration.
  •  Experience with laboratory equipment and analytical methods: Automated cell counters (Nexcelom 2000, Nucleocounter NC-200), flow cytometry, metabolite bioanalysis (Cedex Bio Analyzer), CliniMACs cell selection, Applicon ez-Controller, KSep cell concentration, gel electrophoresis, western blots, ELISAs, DNA/RNA isolation, column chromatography, TFF, PCR.
  • Experience with equipment operation and/or interest in learning operation of new equipment.
  • Experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and their application to the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals or interest in learning cGMP requirements.

Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB) operates as a non-profit organization within the Waisman Center, at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, following a business model that includes multiple cross-functional teams (business, manufacturing, operations/facilities, quality assurance and quality control) to support contract-based clients. WB specifically focuses on the production of drug therapies for early stage human clinical trials.

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