Associate Pilot Plant – Biopharma (JP4696)

Location: West Greenwich, RI
Date Posted: 09-07-2018
Job Title:  Associate Pilot Plant – Biopharma (JP4696)
Location: West Greenwich, RI 02817
Type: Contract
Duration: 24 months with possible extension or hire.
Business Unit: DSC Pilot Plant
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for an Associate Pilot Plant with 1 - 2 years’ experience in Cell Culture or Chromatography, for a global, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Supports the execution of cell culture, harvest and downstream purification process studies using 200 L, 300 L, and 500L scale pilot equipment including bioreactors (Stainless and Single Use), chromatography skids and filtration systems. Routine tasks include equipment preparation such Clean-In-Place and Steam-In-Place, compounding media and buffer solutions, and sampling. Utilizes scientific principles in execution of experiments and analysis of experimental data. Carries out laboratory tasks per plan and procedure in a team environment. Documents data and process information in accordance to good documentation practices. Performs laboratory safety evaluations. Organizes and stocks laboratory supplies. Performs minor equipment maintenance. Executes process/equipment troubleshooting. Performs daily cleaning and sanitization of the laboratory. Performs in-process testing using laboratory analyzers.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
Ability to work weekends

Preferred Qualifications
Prior hands-on experience in pilot-scale or large-scale cell culture or downstream purification process development or manufacturing operation experience with automated and computer-controlled biopharmaceutical process equipment knowledge of process data compilation and analysis Demonstrated equipment troubleshooting skill.
Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail.
Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and outstanding customer focus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
  1. Cell Culture or Chromatography Experience (Biotech Process Development of Manufacturing) - At least 1-year experience preferred, Large Scale preferred
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Ability to work autonomously
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Equipment set up, operating process equipment, buffer/media prep as needed, equipment cleaning, sampling in-process pools and documentation in an electronic lab notebook. General lab support.
Employee Value Proposition:
This is a pilot plant so this person would get to see both upstream and downstream. Get their hands in lots of biotech industry without having GMP experience. This person would be eligible for a full-time position if it came up. Also this contract could extend past 2 years
Red Flags:  
A high-level candidate with a PhD would not do well in this role.
Not willing to do hands on work.
Interview Process:
Phone screen to approve in person interview, ability to begin interviewing 9/17.
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3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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