Scientist II/Senior Scientist, Upstream Process Development

We are ‘Advancing tomorrow’s medicines’ and making a real difference to the world in which we live. At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, we partner with our clients to deliver recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies to patients. As a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines. We seek candidates with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve optimized strategies, and execution programs with the ultimate goal of delivering products that transform the lives of patients.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Scientist II / Senior Scientist in Upstream Process Development at our Bioprocess Innovation Center located in Morrisville, NC.

The successful candidate acts as a technical lead for the upstream component of client programs.  The individual monitors ongoing experiments, identifies or resolves complex technical project issues, and provides technical leadership within the group.  The individual takes a more active role in non-routine process development activities.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for one or more client projects.
  • Experimental design, data analysis, and the interpretation of data.
  • Identification and resolution of technical project issues.
  • Manages planning and scheduling logistics for their program(s).
  • Independently applies scientific and/or cross-functional knowledge to achieve project goals.
  • Ensures completeness and technical quality of work to ensure integrity of research.
  • Ensures safety procedures and culture norms are followed.

Proficiencies 

  • Has proven expertise in upstream mammalian or insect cell culture technologies and theory.
  • Advanced knowledge of chemistry and/or biochemistry and associated techniques.
  • Ability to complete technical assignments by designing, executing and interpreting complex experiments.
  • Provide technical leadership for higher level analysis involving process experimental design and data analysis.
  • Ability to deliver results within defined budget, timing, and resources constraints. Considers impact on other functional areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to influence and collaborate in a team environment.
  • Ability to monitor on going experiments and suggest alternatives or solutions.
  • Working knowledge with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other associated software used in the scientific field.

Supervision

  • Works independently with minimal guidance.
  • Trains and provides guidance to lower level scientists.
  • Provides functional supervision or feedback to junior scientists and may provide performance feedback to managers.

Background Requirements

  • The position typically requires a Ph.D. and 1+ year of experience, M.S. and 6+ years of experience or B.S. and 10+ years of experience in upstream cell culture technologies.
  • Bioreactor experience is required.

 

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.

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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