Downstream Expert Scientist

Downstream Expert Scientist
+ Requisition ID:WD66751
+ Position:Full time
+ Open date:Jul 26, 2016 4:51 PM
+ Functional area:Science and Technology
+ Location:Maryland
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+ + Required degrees:Bachelors
+ Experience required:8 years
+ Relocation:Not Indicated
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Basic qualifications:? Bachelor?s Degree in related scientific field with 8+ years related experience or Master?s Degree in related scientific field with 5+ years related experience
? Experience with purification techniques.
? Experience with product development in an industrial setting
? Experience with purification equipment operation (e.g. GE Akta).
? Demonstrated expertise with analytical methods (eg. SDS PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC, ELISA) is preferred.
? Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
Preferred qualifications:? PhD with 3+ years related experience
? Have experience in application of Design of Experiments and other statistical techniques (JMP, Design Expert).
? Experience with process characterization.
? Experience with process tech transfer between sites and into GMP facilities
? Will be responsible for working independently and delivering results.
? Requires conceptual and practical experience with the project management function.
? Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively
? Will be responsible for leading a small group of associate scientists. Supervisory experience or aptitude is desirable
Details:? Responsible for developing, defining and implementing downstream production processes for novel vaccine candidate molecules.
? Independent design and execution of small scale experiments to define bioprocess steps for producing recombinant protein viral antigens.
? Independent operation of small scale bioprocess equipment.
? Perform biochemical assays to characterize/quantify vaccine antigens and contaminants.
? Understand and interpret experimental data and results to support decisions and definition of downstream production processes.
? Understand and apply bioprocess scale-up strategies.
? Prepare technology development study protocols and reports in support of process transfer and regulatory documents.
? Present results to colleagues, project teams, management and external partners.
? Functions effectively as a core team member on multiple concurrent projects and leads small projects and established work processes.
? Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
? Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
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