Early Stage Process Development Associate III

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 09/27/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16491

Early Stage Process Development Associate III

Menlo Park, CA

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identify and evaluate process changes with the goal of optimizing the existing AAV process to enhance robustness, scale-ability, and/or yield
  • Participate in and/or lead cross-functional projects centered in novel vector development, including molecular optimization of the AAV capsid, expression cassette and packaging
  • Technical involvement in the planning and manufacturing of AAV based viral vectors for development use encompassing the entire process from thaw to final formulation
  • Author and review technical documentation including batch records, developability assessments, method development and production campaign summaries
  • Follow appropriate laboratory procedures and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard
  • Appropriately analyze data, interpret and present results to cross functional teams, and maintain accurate records with no supervision
  • Ensure safe workplace in compliance with the company and EHS rules and regulations
  • Independently solves complex technical problems of limited scope
  • Coordinate and manage day to day activities in the lab in order to adhere to the company’ s timelines and goals
  • Routinely mentor junior associates on scientific background and technical aspects of work

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • MS with 4+ years of experience or BS with 7+ years of experience in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology or related life science engineering fields
  • Direct experience in molecular cloning and general molecular biology techniques including ELISA, qPCR, and BCA is required
  • Proficiency in NGS analysis and RNAseq techniques is a significant advantage
  • Experience drafting SOPs, Batch records, reports, and protocols is required
  • Hands on experience with bioreactors at small/pilot scale is highly desirable
  • Highly motivated team player capable of leading by example and who exceeds expectations in all aspects of the role
  • Hands-on experience in the insect cell-baculovirus expression technology platform is a plus 
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