Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development

Chesterfield, Missouri
April 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

An Associate Scientist (R1) position is available in the Upstream Process Development group of Bioprocess R&D in Chesterfield, MO. We're seeking a passionate and creative individual to join a dynamic team of scientists and engineers focused on developing robust, scalable, and high productivity cell culture processes for the manufacture of biological therapeutics for early- and late-phase clinical programs. The work will also involve working with pilot scale, commercial and clinical production facilities to ensure accurate technology transfer and successful large-scale production.You may also be involved in cutting edge technology development projects that seek to discover broadly applicable methods to intensify microbial/ mammalian cell culture or cell free systems.

  • Plan and execute cell culture or fermentation experiments in shake flasks, bench-top bioreactors, and other appropriate scale-down equipment in the development laboratory.
  • Ensures timely, effective, and high-quality documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and internal technical reports.
  • Assist in the technology transfer of manufacturing processes to pilot, clinical, and commercial facilities.
  • Provide support and troubleshoot during manufacturing campaigns as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues both within the group and cross-functionally; contribute to maintaining and improving upon our safe, effective and efficient lab operations.

  • BS/BA in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Requires competency in aseptic laboratory technique and the ability to carry out complex experiments and interpret data.
  • Requires demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative projects, and ability to communicate effectively with scientists and management in a highly matrixed organization.

  • 0-2 years of relevant industrial experience.
  • Practical knowledge and/or experience with microbial/mammalian cell culture metabolism, scale up, GLP/GMP practices, and technology transfers to pilot/commercial sites.
  • Team oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and great attention to detail.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: April 15, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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