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Upstream Processing Scientist - II (Associate)

Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Posted: 03/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 552669 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

With expanding biologics pipeline, the Biologics Process Development organization is seeking a highly a motivated scientist to support testing and implementation of a cell culture media platform. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment with other functional groups.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Culturing mammalian cells in shake flasks, cryopreservation of cells and testing their revival from thawing.
  • Hydration of cell culture media/feeds and their solubility assessment.
  • Testing short-term and long-term stability of cell culture media and feeds.
  • Setup and running Ambr high throughput bioreactor system in fed-batch and perfusion operation modes.
  • Analyzing culture samples with various metabolite analyzers.
  • Organizing, plotting and interpretation of data from the experiments.
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related Biological Sciences with 2-6 years of experience or M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related Biological Sciences with 0-4 Years of experience. Candidates with relevant industrial experience will be preferred.

Required skills:
• Hands-on experience in aseptic handling of mammalian cell cultures (CHO).
• Hands-on experience with high-throughput experimentation tools (e.g. deep-well plates, viable cell counters, bioprocess analyzers, etc.)
• Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.

Preferred skills:
• Experience with the operations of automated mini-bioreactors (e.g. ambr® system) and bench-top bioreactors.
• Familiar with JMP or Design Expert, or other statistical analysis software
• Skills in culture media and buffer preparation. Looking for someone who is a team player, detail oriented and agile.

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