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Downstream Research Scientist
Ref No.: 17-01630
Location: Syracuse, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 12/12/2017 to 06/11/2018
DOWNSTREAM RESEARCH SCIENTIST
SYRACUSE, NY

Project Description:
The Syracuse Biologics Manufacturing operation produces clinical, commercial and launch biologics drug substance at its 5000L scale manufacturing facility (mammalian cell process) in Syracuse, NY. The role of the research scientist is to conduct experiments for the purposes of commercial support for downstream biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The candidate will support bulk fill, freezing, storage and cold chain shipping operations for biologics drug substance.
  • The operation, cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment, the preparation of buffers and reagents, documentation of experimental data and results, data verification and the preparation of study protocols and final reports.
  • Appropriate GLP/GMP procedures must be followed.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving of process related problems observed at manufacturing scale through the effective design of scale-down studies and the evaluation of data from manufacturing lots.
  • Will work effectively in cross-functional project teams and also work independently to accomplish project goals.
  • The position offers the opportunity to interface with Process Development, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Support, Quality Assurance, Analytical, Supply Chain and Global Regulatory Sciences groups.



Required Skills:
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological or Chemical Sciences/Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of common protein analytical tools and demonstrated experimental skills for lab work are required.
  • Knowledge of protein freezing/thawing, formulation and stability is desired.
  • Knowledge of cold chain shipping qualification is desired.
  • Process development, characterization, and/or validation experience are desired.
  • Candidates must possess good organizational skills and strong attention to details, excellent experimental/troubleshooting aptitude, and be self-motivated.
  • Experience with cGMP regulations, regulatory requirements, and CMC authoring for biologics processes are a plus.
  • The candidate should also possess good verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills are required.

This 6+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Patrick: patrick@alphaconsulting.com

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #17-01630
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE