Research Associate, Bioprocess Development

Air Liquide - Newark, DE (30+ days ago)3.8

Company presentation
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description
Air Liquide R&D centers, hosting a wide range of competencies, support the Group in achieving the highest level of excellence in the technologies it provides to its customers. The Delaware Research and Technology Center (DRTC) in Newark, DE provides innovation and technical support to Air Liquide’s businesses and markets in the Americas and worldwide.

Our Delaware Research & Technology Center (DRTC), inaugurated in 2007, leads research and technology initiatives in 8 scientific and engineering disciplines. With researchers from 21 different countries, the Center had the distinction of being named to the 2015 Philly Top Workplaces by the Philadelphia Inquirer and and cited in 2016 by the Delaware Business Times as one of “13 Cool Companies in Delaware.” In 2017 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Delaware and over 3,600 days without a recordable accident! In 2018 we celebrated 10 years of accident-free operations.

Job Responsibilities
Air Liquide Research and Development is seeking a Bioprocess Development Research Associate to be located in Newark, DE. The successful candidate will be part of the Life Sciences group and work on bioprocess development in mammalian cells. S/he will contribute to the development and optimization of robust bioprocesses and support technical transfer to customer. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, a “can-do” attitude, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness and demonstrate continuous improvement in safety practices.
Support technical transfer of R&D projects to customers; Work closely with internal market groups, industry partners or customers.
Provide technical support in designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data and documenting procedures and results to meet R&D deliverables towards the development and optimization of upstream processes using mammalian cells.
Assist in developing strategy, formulation and support of innovations involving the use of industrial gases in core area of expertise.
Apply engineering principles to design and evaluate technologies.

Required Qualifications

Advanced scientific degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field
2 or more years of relevant experience in bioprocesses
Strong command of English language, verbal and written
Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience with HPLC and other quantitative methods for protein purification and quality assessment.
Theoretical knowledge and experience in statistical experimental design (DOE) and analysis.
Experience with a variety of cell culture and upstream bioprocesses

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent attention to detail and ability to keep thorough written records in lab notebooks and batch records
Forward-thinking and able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions
Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems with a strong mechanical aptitude

Additional Information
Working Conditions

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 20 lb
Some weekend work required
Position involves ~10% travel, domestic and international

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