BioProcess Development Associate 2, Pilot Plant

The Pilot Plant team is seeking a BioProcess Development Associate 2 to support the development and pilot-scale production efforts in our pilot plant. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the pilot plant and process development teams who are responsible for fermentation and downstream processing.
Responsibilities:
Adhere to all facility safety procedures and policies
Basic operations and maintenance of fermentation and purification equipment
Monitor processes and identify deviations and/or opportunities for improvement
Troubleshoot processes and provide technical feedback as needed
Provide technical support for technology transfer from the lab to the pilot plant and possibly manufacturing
Provide leadership for pilot plant operations for one or more projects
Sample processes and prepare them for routine analysis
Enter data into various web applications and databases for analysis
Proficient in basic lab techniques, procedures, and assays
Clean (CIP) and set-up process equipment such as fermenters, portable tanks, continuous centrifuges, homogenizers, and filters
Operation of centrifuge, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) and chromatography systems
Communicate well within a team framework, effectively prioritize work, and work efficiently
Qualifications
3+ years of related experience
BA/BS in scientific discipline or equivalent experience
Strong understanding of Fermentation and/or Purification processes
Strong understanding of aseptic and sterilization operations and experience with laminar flow hoods
Understanding of Centrifugation, TFF and chromatography operations
Demonstrated ability to write, revise and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for routine work and receive instructions for new processes
Team player with strong problem solving and communication skills
Ability to stand up to 6 hours per day while monitoring operations and performing tasks
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and safely move portable tanks ranging in size from 10L to 1000L
Work Monday thru Friday with occasional weekend and overtime duties

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