Scientist I, Upstream Development

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us a Scientist I, Upstream Process Development at our Bioprocess Innovation Center located in Morrisville, NC.

The successful candidate assists in the planning of, conducting, evaluating, and interpreting routine laboratory experiments. The individual monitors ongoing experiments and identifies or resolves complex occurrences. The individual understands and applies use of equipment, technology and materials associated with area of expertise and related studies and projects. The individual takes a more active role in non-routine analytical or process development activities.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, conducts, evaluates, and interprets routine laboratory experiments
  • Participates in the development of new processes or technologies
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, supplies and records
  • Applies scientific best practices to internal processes
  • Identifies opportunities to improve quality of work
  • Provides timely escalations and solutions for encountered issues
  • Supports tech transfer into manufacturing as applicable
  • Evaluates completeness and accuracy of data collected by other scientists to ensure integrity of data
  • Maintains familiarity with relevant systems and literature

Proficiencies – The successful candidate has the following proficiencies

  • Working knowledge of upstream process development activities including solution formulation, aseptic technique, working with bioreactors / fermentors, and primary recovery operations (centrifugation, homogenization, TFF)
  • Advanced knowledge of biology, chemical engineering, chemistry and/or biochemistry and associated techniques.
  • Independent planning, execution, and interpretation of routine laboratory experiments.
  • Understands and applies required techniques in support of projects and studies according to pre-defined plans and protocols
  • Able to monitor ongoing experiments and identify or resolves solutions to complex occurrences
  • Maintains thorough and complete documentation
  • Independent use and application of more complex instrumentation, computer systems and software for data acquisition and analysis
  • Working knowledge with Excel, Word and PowerPoint

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

The position typically requires a MS and 1+ years’ experience, BS and 4+ years’ experience or AS and 6+ years’ experience

 

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company’s ability to secure an export authorization. FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

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FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.