Research & Development Scientist I | Mattapan, MA - Job.com

Research & Development Scientist I

for University of Massachusetts Medical School in Mattapan, MA

Job Description



GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The R&D Scientist I is responsible for designing and implementing cell culture process development activities, including but not limited to: growth and feed medium development, shake flask and small-scale bioreactor process development and optimization studies, cell culture process scale-up and technology transfer. The Scientist I provides technical guidance and leadership to process development staff.

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www. Massbiologics. org

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

+ Develops, optimizes and characterizes cell culture process for the production of MAbs and other biologics.

+ Designs, performs and analyzes small-scale cell culture experiments.

+ Develops new cell culture growth and feed media formulations.

+ Bioreactor process scale-up to 60 L.

+ Transfers processes to the cGMP plant and supports cGMP manufacturing at up to 2500L scale.

+ Ensures that all work is properly documented and suitable for regulatory submission.

+ Drafts technical reports to support technology transfer, regulatory and intellectual property submissions.

+ Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles in cell culture technology.

+ May manage process development projects and supervise junior process development personnel.

+ Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solution. Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

+ Perform additional job related duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

+ Requires a PhD in life science or related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

+ Ability to motivate personnel to work effectively and efficiently

+ Demonstrated capability to manage others, assign and schedule work, and conduct performance evaluations

+ Ability to maintain extensive working knowledge of current procedures within molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and animal modeling.

+ Computer literate and proficient in MS Word, Excel and other relevant electronic systems

+ Excellent problem solving skills as well as time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines

+ Possesses strong attention to detail, ability to maintain accurate records and excellent proofreading skills

+ Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others internally (up, down, and laterally) and externally to the organization

+ Ability to work flexible and at times, extended hours to meet business needs

Must be able to carry out the essential functions of this position, with reasonable accommodation if disabled

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Reports to Associate Director of Process Development or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May supervise research associates

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Job may require working with hazardous and infectious materials. Employees will receive appropriate training and be required to adhere to UMBL policies and procedures.

Job may require flexibility to work unusual hours during production processes.

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Working Title: Research & Development Scientist I

Requisition Number: 2015-25973

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt

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