Scientist II

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -052023-31706 Region: San Francisco Metro Area

Job Description

R&D Partners is seeking to hire a Scientist II in San Carlos, CA.

Position Summary:

A fast-growing vaccine company is looking to a hire an energetic and talented individual to join our protein process development and manufacturing group. As a member of this group, you ll have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies to design purification processes for life-saving vaccines. The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualities:

The successful candidate will be an exceptional team member that fosters a highly collaborative work environment. A confident individual who speaks up, is open to input, and remains focused on achieving the best results to achieve company goals. A diligent scientist/engineer who enjoys process execution and scale up.

The ability to clearly present data, trend longitudinal data, draw conclusions, and communicate salient points concisely.

Essential Functions:

  • Execution of chromatography, tangential flow filtration, and normal flow filtration systems.
    • Create process records that clearly instruct and efficiently facilitate capture of data.
    • Execute protein purifications specifically AKTA chromatography systems and UNICORN software.
    • Conduct analytical methods a plus; such methods may include SDS-PAGE, Endosafe, UV spectroscopy, and HPLC.
    • Support scale up activities for processes as part of technology transfer to CMOs.
    • Contribute to process development for protein processes.
    • Run in-process tests and product quality assays to support pilot production.
    • Participate in technology transfer activities for the process developed


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or a related discipline, with 3+ years of industry experience. Preferably in Process Development.
    • Strong protein purification knowledge and experience, including familiarity with AKTA chromatography systems and UNICORN software.
    • Proficiency running analytical methods a plus; such methods may include SDS-PAGE, Endosafe, UV spectroscopy, and HPLC.
    • Experience operating tangential flow filtration systems; single-pass TFF is a plus.
    • Experience with Benchling ELN is a plus.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Pay Scale:

$121,000 - $140,000 (Dependent on Experience)

R&D Partners is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

R&D Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

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