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Assistant/Associate Scientist (Upstream)
Ref No.: 18-07229
Location: Devens, Massachusetts
Job Description: Position: Contractor, PD Upstream
Location: Devens, MA

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist at the center of excellence for biologics development. The Associate Scientist within Biologics Development Upstream group will participate in the development and optimization of upstream processes for production of biologics at different clinical stages.

Client is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes.

Key Responsibilities:

Participate in the execution of bench-sale experiments using shake flasks and lab bioreactors to perform process development and characterization

Under general direction, the position requires participation in the design and execution of experiments, interfacing mainly with upstream, sometimes with downstream and analytical personnel to achieve process development objectives

Work effectively in a cross-functional process development team and also be able to work independently to accomplish overall project goals


BS, MS or PhD degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biology, or a related discipline with 0-2
years of industry experience

Hands-on experience on lab bioreactor operation with cell culture is highly desirable
Good organization skills and strong attention to details, excellent experimental/troubleshooting aptitude, and be self-motivated

Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
Additional Job Requirements:
Position Handles Hazardous Materials