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Process Development Associate

Cambridge, MA

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
  • Experience can also come from course work and internship.
  • cell culture process development 1+ year
  • purification process development 1+ year
  • bench scale process development

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Located at our Cambridge, MA site, this lab based position will be responsible for support of the
  • development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to
  • enable commercial advancement of programs from Ph II/III clinical trials to marketing
  • application.
  • This role is in an integrated group in which cell culture and purification scientists
  • work together to advance Amgen’s rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline.
  • With Amgen’s biology
  • first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity of being able to work on multiple
  • modalities from antibodies and oncolytic viruses to bispecifics and siRNAs.
  • The successful candidate will perform experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end- to end
  • drug substance process, including both cell culture and purification operations.
  • The candidate
  • will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve
  • day- to day experimental challenges.
  • Additionally, the candidate will utilize out-of-the-box
  • thinking to contribute to technology development.
  • Finally, the candidate will also demonstrate
  • the desire to expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification, thereby further
  • contributing to the integrated group.

Summary:
  • Process Development Associate
  • Supports the execution of cell culture and/or downstream purification process studies using bench scale equipment including bioreactors, chromatography and filtration systems.
  • Utilizes scientific principles in execution of experiments and analysis of experimental data.
  • Carries out laboratory tasks per plan and procedure in a team environment.
  • Documents data and process information in accordance to good documentation practices.
  • Executes process/equipment troubleshooting.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior hands-on experience in lab-scale cell culture or downstream purification process development operation
  • Experience with automated and computer-controlled biopharmaceutical process equipment
  • Knowledge of process data compilation and analysis
  • Demonstrated equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail
  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and outstanding customer focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

             "This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"
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