Fort Dodge, Iowa
April 02 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Position Description: Responsible for process improvements and technical problem solving of production processes. This is a collaborative role with more senior scientific staff with responsibilities primarily associated with working in the laboratory. Performs customary scientific / lab duties with minimal supervision. Demonstrates a solid level of technical proficiency in the field. Applies fundamental scientific principles, technology and regulatory knowledge with minimal guidance; Performs literature searches and extracts relevant information from published information. Demonstrates the ability to interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up. Communicates own work effectively orally and in writing. Contributes and/or prepares protocols, procedures, and technical reports. Responsible for method development, qualification, validation and scale-up to production size and technical support to manufacturing. Plays significant role in the technology transfer process. Correctly executes development activities as defined by customer and operations management. Assists with leadership duties in the absence of the department or shift leader.

Required Capabilities. Demonstrated proficiency in: basic vaccine development and manufacturing concepts, analytical method development, vaccine process development, problem-solving, and experimental design. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including project planning techniques and software.

Company Overview

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we're driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related science or engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-degree product development, R&D or manufacturing experience
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Information

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Requires business and/or technical knowledge developed through education or past experience.