Upstream Processing Scientist

NewAgeSys, Inc. - West Point, PA


Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare laboratory reagents, solutions and culture media
  • Perform lab-scale upstream processing of vaccine products and process intermediates (including Biosafety Level-2 virus)
  • Setup process equipment for lab-scale experiments
  • Perform in-process monitoring assays
  • Analyze, collate, track, and report data back to client staff members
  • Maintain records and test results following good laboratory practices (GLP)
  • Work independently and efficiently
  • Document work clearly and perform tests accurately * Communicate effectively with client staff members


Qualifications: **Strong experience with Bioreactors is required for this role**Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Bio/chemistry, Bio/chemical Engineering, or related science * At least 1- 2 years of laboratory experience in cell culture (e.g. microbials)
  • 2 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry * Strong experience working with Bioreactors is required

The ideal candidate would possess: Experience working with BSL-2 organism * General laboratory skills, experience with aseptic manipulations, pipettes

  • Experience in culturing microbials, including passaging and harvesting
  • Experience performing basic cell-based assays (e.g. cell counting, imaging)
  • Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel
  • Highly computer literate. Capable of quickly learning and adapting to new computer programs. Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Job Type: Contract


  • Bioreactor: 1 year (Required)
  • BSL-2 Microorganisms: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • More than 1 year
  • 1 year