Early Stage Process Development Associate/Engineer I

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 05/31/2019 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Job Number: 15818

Early Stage Process Development Associate/Engineer I

Menlo Park, CA


Our Process Development team is looking to bring onboard a highly motivated Associate or Engineer to support the group in an industry setting. 

  • Technical involvement in the planning and manufacturing of AAV based viral vectors for development use encompassing the entire process from thaw to final formulation
  • Work with senior team members to identify and evaluate process changes with the goal of optimizing the existing AAV process to enhance robustness, scale-ability, and/or yield
  • Optimize, revise, and update current process batch records and procedures to make them more robust and streamlined
  • Perform molecular biology assays to support Process Development
  • Ensure safe workplace in compliance with the company and EHS' rules and regulations
  • Analyze data, interpret and present results at team meetings, and maintain accurate records with little supervision
  • Draft, edit and finalize technical documents following templates with minimal supervision

  • BS with 2-4+ years of experience in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology or related life science engineering fields
  • Hands-on experience working with cell culture, aseptic techniques, shake flasks and bioreactors
  • Proficient in general protein and molecular biology techniques including Immunoblotting, qPCR, BCA
  • Experience drafting SOPs, Batch records, reports, and protocols is a plus
  • Highly motivated team player capable of leading by example and who exceeds expectations in all aspects of the role
  • Direct experience with density gradient purification is a plus

Jesse Ashworth

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