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Company: Novatech

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Date Posted: September 12, 2013

Source: NovaTech

Purification ScientistGaithersburg, MD Tech USA is currently seeking a Purification Scientist for a full time position to be a part of a dynamic and diverse team with a progressive, product-focused mindset. We are looking for a seasoned, team oriented, quality minded, and motivated Scientist to join an exciting, immune
- based biologics company in the Gaithersburg, MD area. Responsibilitiesa?¢We are seeking a skilled individual to fill the position of associate scientist / scientist. a?¢Primary duty and responsibility for this position is development of downstream production processes and technical transfer into cGMP manufacturing. a?¢Detailed responsibilities include target protein purification process design and characterization, development and execution of analytical methods, authoring technical reports, authoring technical transfer documentation, and technical transfer of production processes into cGMP manufacturing. a?¢The position requires a significant amount of laboratory work in executing experimental plans, while maintaining a focus on good documentation practices. a?¢Other tasks ...

Purification ScientistGaithersburg, MD Tech USA is currently seeking a Purification Scientist for a full time position to be a part of a dynamic and diverse team with a progressive, product-focused mindset. We are looking for a seasoned, team oriented, quality minded, and motivated Scientist to join an exciting, immune
- based biologics company in the Gaithersburg, MD area. Responsibilitiesa?¢We are seeking a skilled individual to fill the position of associate scientist / scientist. a?¢Primary duty and responsibility for this position is development of downstream production processes and technical transfer into cGMP manufacturing. a?¢Detailed responsibilities include target protein purification process design and characterization, development and execution of analytical methods, authoring technical reports, authoring technical transfer documentation, and technical transfer of production processes into cGMP manufacturing. a?¢The position requires a significant amount of laboratory work in executing experimental plans, while maintaining a focus on good documentation practices. a?¢Other tasks include detailed data analysis, presentation of data in technical team meetings, and preparation of technical reports. a?¢An ability to work independently within the framework our closely-knit team is essential. a?¢Must be willing to work off-hours (evenings and weekends) when required. Some travel may be required for training and technical transfer activities.Educationa?¢PhD (or B.S. /B.A, M.S., with appropriate industry experience) in Chemical Engineering, Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related field.Experiencea?¢3 + years of experience in downstream processing with mammalian cell expressed protein based products. a?¢In-depth, hands-on experience with single use systems, current industry standard chromatography and filtration techniques applied in the bioprocessing industry is required. a?¢Experience with related analytical techniques is also required. a?¢Additional experience with protein formulation development and fill/finish process development will be considered in a positive manner. a?¢Experience with standard laboratory techniques and instrumentation is essential. a?¢Prior experience with developing manufacturing processes, execution of process Technical Transfer and supporting cGMP manufacturing is a plus. a?¢The candidate should have the ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret results, and make conclusion that are supported by the data set. a?¢The candidate must be able to maintain accurate records of experiments, analyze data, author technical documents such as experimental plans, bills of materials, process flow diagrams, and development technical reports. a?¢Candidate is expected to present data at team meetings and take an active role in scientific strategy discussions. a?¢The ability to be an effective team player is required. Special Skills/Abilitiesa?¢Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, parallel process, and handle multiple responsibilities. a?¢The candidate must be: detailed-oriented, possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and be able to rapidly learn new skills and accept new ideas. a?¢Candidate is expected to apply new skills and ideas independently while maintaining their role in the corporate team. a?¢Experience with GE Healthcare's AKTA line of chromatography and tangential flow filtration systems is highly desired. a?¢Experience with Waters and/or Agilent HPLC systems is also highly desired. a?¢A working knowledge of basic protein chemistry is essential. a?¢Candidate is expected to be technically savvy in the use of computer and software systems as well as mobile communications. Job Complexitya?¢This position involves hands-on, complex technical work related to protein purification and characterization. a?¢The position also requires a thorough understanding of scientific principles, strong math skills, and the ability to apply critical protein biochemistry & engineering principals when planning, executing, and reporting on development activities.

About Tech USA:
Tech USA, Scientific Solutions is a comprehensive provider of staffing and workforce solutions throughout the Scientific Industries, including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Healthcare, Medical Biodefense, Environmental, Chemical and Food Sciences. We are actively seeking candidates for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement jobs throughout the nation. View our website to see a list of our current open positions; however, not all of our positions are listed so don’t forget to submit your resume and request a consultation with one of our scientific recruiting specialists to explore your opportunities further. At Tech USA we understand that next to your family, your career is one of the most important aspects to a happy and fulfilling life. This is why we take the time to truly understand and get to know our candidates, so we can then pair them with the right job, not just any job. As a result, Tech USA is known throughout the industry for quality, reliability and the highest satisfaction from both our clients as well as the candidates that we represent. Tech USA is an equal opportunity employer.

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