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Pharmaceutical Production Biologist: Stirred Bioreactor Experience a Must
Ref No.: 18-03300
Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*1 year contract position with additional opportunity based upon performance and continued business need*

The company: 
Our client is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

• B.S. in Biology, Bio/chemistry, Bio/chemical Engineering, or related science
• At least six months of laboratory experience in cell culture (e.g. mammalian cells)
Experience with stirred bioreactors required
• Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

The ideal candidate would possess:
• General laboratory skills, experience with aseptic manipulations, pipettes
• Experience in culturing mammalian cells, including passaging and harvesting
• Experience performing basic cell-based assays (e.g. cell counting, imaging)
• Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel
• Highly computer literate. Capable of quickly learning and adapting to new computer programs. Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies 

Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Prepare laboratory reagents, solutions and culture media
• Perform lab-scale upstream processing of vaccine products and process intermediates (including Biosafety Level-2 virus)
• Setup process equipment for lab-scale experiments
• Perform in-process monitoring assays • Analyze, collate, track, and report data back to client staff members
• Maintain records and test results following good laboratory practices (GLP)
• Work independently and efficiently
• Document work clearly and perform tests accurately
• Communicate effectively with client staff members 

Pay Rate: $38 to $42 per hour based upon qualifications and experience
Drug and background screenings required

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