Process Development - Associate Scientist - Upstream
Company: FDBT - FUJIFILM Diosynth
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The Associate Scientist - Upstream Process Development will
assist in the development and execution of experiments for the
development, optimization, and characterization of cell-based and
viral vaccine processes and will be involved in experimental
design, data analysis, and interpretation. This individual will
assist the Process and Analytical Development Teams to drive
processes towards manufacturing processes for multiple viral
projects and provide technical support for associated regulatory
filings. The individual should have familiarity with a range of
cell-based and viral vaccine production technologies, including
cell and virus expansion, infection, scale-up, harvest and
filtration technologies.The successful candidate will also be
experienced in basic laboratory techniques.
- Assist in the development, optimization, and scale-up of cell-
and virus/viral vector-based processes including cell banking,
adherent and suspension cell culture, cell counting and metabolite
- Assist in setting up, operating, and troubleshooting single use
stirred tank bioreactors up to 200L scale.
- Assist in maintaining and monitoring process development
- Operate development and pilot scale upstream equipment,
including shake flasks, bench-scale stirred tank bioreactors, with
emphasis on single-use equipment.
- Operate various centrifuge and cell/virus culture harvest
- Participate in developing and carrying out experimental
- Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks and protocols.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
Required Skills &
- Good laboratory techniques.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
- Familiarity with writing SOPs and/or technical documents.
- Awareness of cGMP procedures and protocols.
- Good self-discipline and attention to detail.
- Must have good planning, organizational, and time management
skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and be
willing and able to interface with colleagues in many different
roles and functions throughout the organization.
- Awareness of scale up and technology transfer from lab scale to
- Knowledge of cell culture including adherent and/or suspension
cell growth technologies.
Working Conditions & Physical
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to:
- Experience prolonged standing, along with some bending,
stooping, and stretching.
- Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to
operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other
- Potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals, gases, fumes,
odors, mists, and dusts, and other hazardous materials.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds on occasion and 25 pounds
- Ability to wear PPE.
- Attendance is mandatory.
Minimum Qualifications (including the required
skills & abilities):
- Masters Degree in a science related field; OR
- Bachelors Degree in a science related field with 1 year of
relevant experience; OR
- Associates Degree in a science related field with 4 years of
- Experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
- Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Life Sciences or related
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable
federal, state or local law.
If an accommodation to the application process is
needed, please e-mail FDBTHR@fujifilm.com
or call 979-431-3528.
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