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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+ 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.
+ 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
Reports to Associate Director of Process Development or designee
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.
Requisition Number: 2015-25973
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Company Name (Integration): MASSBIOLOGICS
External Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School
External Company URL: www. umassmed. edu
UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
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