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Associate Scientist II

New Haven, CT 06510

Posted: 01/31/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 542681 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Duties:    

The temporary Associate Scientist II is responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support the development and optimization of cell line development and cell culture processes for Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The temporary Associate Scientist II will work in collaboration with other members of Product Development and Clinical Supply, and with scientific staff in other Research & Development groups. The temporary Associate Scientist II will support and execute development studies for biologics lifecycle management and yield improvement with use of process intensification.

   • Design and execute experimental studies to generate stable production cell lines for therapeutic protein candidates under supervision
   • Design and execute experimental studies to evaluate new cell-based technologies to improve efficiency of cell line generation process
   • Design and execute experimental studies to develop, optimize, and characterize upstream processes for therapeutic protein candidates under supervision
   • Executes experimental studies to support scale up of processes at pilot scale
   • Provide weekend support on critical upstream activities on rotation basis
   • Document study results in notebooks, and technical reports
   • Coordinate laboratory management including ordering and maintenance
   • Communicate scientific findings to colleagues within the group through informal presentations

Requirements:
   • BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university, with minimal 2 years of relevant industrial experience, or MS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university
   • Understanding the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and chemical engineering
   • Strong learning agility to learn new techniques
   • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an lab environment.  As is typical of a lab-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: lift/carry 15/30 pounds unassisted/assisted; work comfortably in a controlled environment with and around biological, infectious, and hazardous materials; gown/degown PPE; use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

Preferred Skills:
   • Relevant experience working in a relevant laboratory setting
   • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills
   • Collaborative and effective communication skills
   • Experience with various MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint



Pay Range: 24-34/hr
Salary will be commensurate with experience
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