Associate Scientist

Andover, Massachusetts
May 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D Microbiology Strategy and Testing organization to enable development of biological therapeutics in Andover, MA. The qualified candidate will be responsible for applying GMP microbiological methods (bioburden, LAL, PCR, etc.) in the assessment of product quality and detection of impurities. This group also performs micro method qualifications and Environmental Monitoring (EM) of Drug Substance and Drug Product facilities.

The qualified colleague is responsible for utilizing established microbiological methodologies to support GMP in-process, release, and stability testing of clinical supplies. The individual is responsible for becoming proficient in aseptic lab technique, bioburden, endotoxin, microbial identifications, media qualification, method qualification, PCR, and facility gowning/facility EM. The colleague must work within corporate guidelines and must appropriately record, archive and report all data as this is a cGMP compliant laboratory. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment. Strong attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal, influencing skills and communication skills are required.

Education & Experience

MINIMUM: Bachelors degree in microbiology, biology, or related field

DESIRED: 1- year Biotech/pharmaceutical GMP laboratory experience. Ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision. Experience with Quality Systems in a GMP environment. Some knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological candidates.


• Excellent documentation skills

• Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Experience with laboratory data systems such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)


Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.


This is a Tuesday - Saturday schedule (first shift)

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