Associate Scientist (JP4820)

Location: Woburn, MA 01801, MA
Date Posted: 10-05-2018
Job Title: Associate Scientist (JP4820)
Location: Woburn,MA 01801
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
3Key Consulting is looking for an Associate Scientist for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Job Summary:
The role is to provide process development lab support to process development operations for support and lifecycle development of a viral product. 
Roles for the scientist include: 
• Production of live viruses at both bench and pilot manufacturing scales 
• Supporting for a GMP manufacturing process 
• Development of novel mammalian cell culture and next generation purification steps to increase yield and process robustness 
The role is placed within the Amgen Woburn, MA (AWM) PD team and will report directly to the PD site head. 
Primary tasks and responsibilities include: 
The successful candidate will apply fundamental scientific principles to Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes (upstream cell culture and downstream purification) including: 
• A good understanding of cell culture processes; scale up factors from bench to commercial, metabolism profiling, influence of raw material attributes and impact of process deviations to growth and quality attributes. Harvest and clarification processes used for mammalian cell culture processes. 
• A good understanding of chromatography, ultrafiltration and normal flow filtration operations. 
• Familiarity with chemical engineering principles for the scale up of unit operations from bench scale to commercial scale. Analyzing manufacturability; understanding process capabilities and means to achieve yield optimizations and increased efficiencies. 
The candidate will execute on technology transfer projects, resolve processing issues, and conduct technical assessments on process/product impact due to changes in equipment, scale, and raw materials. 

Top Must have Skill Sets:
Mammalian cell culture work experience or educational background or Purification e.g. filtration, tangential flow filtration, chromatography work experience or educational background (both preferred) Technical writing and record keeping for experimental performance
Preferred Qualifications: 
• 1-2 years of experience in a Biotech/Pharma Process Development and/or Manufacturing Support role for drug substance manufacturing. 
• Recent graduates from scientific background welcomed 
• Able to apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in-order to solve processing issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements 
• Excellent written and verbal communication 
• Ability to work under moderate direction. 
• Able to analyze and interpret data 
• Be a self-starter with the ability to take on several projects at one time

Day-To-Day Responsibilities: Supporting the process development team in a viral therapy production and development process. Performing mammalian tissue culture for pilot scale PD production. Aiding the development team in developing bioreactor processes. Purifying pilot scale PD production lots, and developing small scale models to aid bioreactor development.
Why this position is open: AWM is resource limited. Managers availability to do lab based activities is limited. Need extra resource to support these activities.
Employee Value Proposition: This position would provide upward mobility in this persons career. Supporting oncology product. Only commercial marketed drug of this type. Having this type of experience makes candidates extremely marketable in the MA biotech area.
Interview Process: 30 minute phone screen to in-person interview. Available for phone screen 12pm to 6pm Thursday 11th Oct and 8am to 10am, 2pm to 5pm Friday 12th.
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3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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