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Scientist II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/16/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 606841 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 45-55/hr
*Depending on experience

Responsibilities include:
· Development, optimize, and scale-up purification processes for biologics candidates to support early and late stage development
· Innovate, develop, optimize, and scale-up purification processes
· Conceive and evaluate novel advanced separation technologies and techniques
· Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
· Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy.
· Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab.
· Transfer processes to GMP manufacturing for clinical material production
· Work with contract labs and carry out viral clearance studies
· Write technical publications, reports, presentations, and regulatory filings including publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and presenting work at scientific conferences
· Work efficiently, collaboratively, and cross-functionally toward project timelines and goals
· Participate on cross-functional project teams
· Mentor and train junior scientists


· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 3-5 years of experience, MS or equivalent education and typically 3-5 years of experience, PhD and typically 3+ years of experience
· Must have hands on experience in protein purification including chromatography separations and filtration operations
· Able to independently design, execute, and interpret laboratory experiments to answer scientific questions
· Must be forward-thinking and be able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions
· Able to independently learn, understand and execute novel/advanced scientific techniques
· Must have excellent attention to detail and ability to keep detailed written records
· Able to author publications, technical reports, regulatory documents, and presentations
· Has strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation
· Has good understanding of biochemistry and bioprocess engineering concepts
· Able to work collaboratively within and outside of the group
· Has proficiency with Microsoft Office software, ability to learn new software applications

· Proficient in writing methods and operating AKTA chromatographic instruments (such as AKTA Avant, AKTA Purifier, AKTA Pure, AKTA Ready or similar)
· Has a strong understanding of analytical techniques, such as HPLC and ELISA
· Has hands on experience with monoclonal antibody or antibody-like molecule purification at GMP, pilot and/or laboratory scale
· Demonstrated scientific aptitude through authorship of peer-reviewed publications
· Has a strong understanding of statistical analysis
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