WuXi AppTec

Associate Scientist Downstream Process Development

Job Locations US-PA-King of Prussia
Job ID
2020-6756

Overview

WuXi Biologics (stock code: 2269.HK), a Hong Kong-listed company, is a leading global open-access biologics technology platform offering end-to-end solutions to empower organizations to discover, develop and manufacture biologics from concept to commercial manufacturing. Our company history and achievements demonstrate our commitment to providing a truly ONE-stop service offering and strong value proposition to our global clients. As of December 31, 2018, there were a total of 205 integrated projects, including 97 projects in pre-clinical development stage, 94 projects in early-phase (phase I and II) clinical development, 13 projects in late-phase (phase III) development and 1 project in commercial manufacturing. With total estimated capacity of biopharmaceutical production planned in China, Ireland, Singapore and US reaching 280,000 liters by 2022, we will provide our biomanufacturing partners with a robust and premier-quality global supply chain network. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting experiments to support client-based processes with a focus on vaccine Downstream cell culture processes.This position will work with a team of scientists and technical specialists responsible for process development and technology transfer to ensure the application of well-designed unit operations for inclusion in routine manufacturing operations supplying clinical and commercial materials. Contributes to operations of development team, and may support tech transfer activities as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Work according to defined protocols on defined biopharmaceutical projects for development and/or characterization of vaccine downstream manufacturing processes.
  • Execute lab-scale experiment in supporting downstream process development, verification, characterization.
  • Perform purification experiments in BSL-2 labs and document experiments in lab notebooks.
  • Support maintenance and calibration tasks for laboratory instrumentation;
  • Hands-on experience in downstream purification process unit operations and lab scale experimental execution is preferred.

 

Qualifications

 

Experience / Education   

  • Bachelors or Masters in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Bioengineering or related field with Biopharma / Biotech industry or Academic experience.
  • 2 – 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors’ degree.
  • 0 – 2 years of relevant experience with a Masters’ degree.

 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, innovation and problem solving.
  • Proficient in Oral and Written communication as well as excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Able to understand and efficiently communicate risks, and to develop and execute contingency plans.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with Biohazards /various Chemicals.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE.
  • Clarity of Vision.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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