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Research Associate

Newark Metro Area, NJ

Posted: 08/02/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082019-25325

Bio/Chemical Engineering or related field, B.S. with more than 2 years industry experience or Associates with more than 4 years industry experience
Skills/Knowledge Required:
Hands-on experience working with and maintaining cell culture equipment, especially bench-top and single-use pilot scale bioreactor operation
Familiarity with equipment used in cell culture processes and troubleshooting
Pilot scale experience is a plus
This position in Biologics Process Development is to support the development of high-efficiency upstream processes for recombinant protein production. Reporting to the head of Upstream Process Development Group, the successful candidate will support the cell culture lab through media preparation, instrument calibration/maintenance, and inventory management of critical raw materials.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Perform chemical and consumable inventory including ordering supplies and stocking lab
2. Maintain laboratory equipment
3. Perform calibrations and preventative maintenance activities on the following equipment: pH meter, Conductivity meter, Metaflex, Vicell, BioHT, osmometer, Siemens blood gas analyzer
4. Operate autoclave and glass washer for routine laboratory support
5. Prepare small scale media and nutrient feeds to support shake flask, Ambr15, Ambr250, and 5L bench top bioreactors
6. Prepare large scale media and nutrient feeds to support tox facility 50L and 250L single use bioreactors
7. Assemble 5L bioreactors and assist with harvest, disassembly, and clean in place of bioreactors
8. Managing laboratory activities such as: equipment set-up/calibration, SOP generation, and routine maintenance

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