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Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development

Company: Evotec WD
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development page is loaded Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development Apply locations Seattle time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id JOB ID-07989 Just - Evotec Biologics' Bioreactor Process Development group is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking team member who is passionate about expanding worldwide access to biotherapeutics through the advancement of continuous bioprocessing technology and optimizing mammalian cell culture processes. This person will join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to support upstream process development (perfusion and intensified fed-batch) at the bench scale for the advancement of low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing. The successful candidate will be detail- oriented, self-motivated, and efficient in completing hands-on laboratory tasks. Experience with equipment cleaning and maintenance, ordering and managing inventory, and organizing workspace and tasks are preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience with common software packages (such as Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.) are desired. The ideal candidate is curious, creative, engaged, and the type who works well independently and in teams while constantly looking for ways to advance scientific processes and improve technology. Responsibilities

  • Assisting with bench-scale bioreactor operations including run preparation, inoculation, daily sampling and analytics, troubleshooting, and cleaning and maintenance
  • Building and autoclaving bioreactor parts and assemblies, preparing and maintaining bioreactor-related equipment (controllers, pumps, scales, sensors, etc.)
  • Becoming an expert in bioreactor control systems, software, analytical equipment; maintaining and troubleshooting instruments and keeping a clean and organized lab space
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing statistically designed experiments (DOE) with supervision
  • Documenting technical results and best practices in ELNs, SOPs, summary reports, etc.
  • Working with vendors and manufacturers to order, troubleshoot, and develop prototypes
  • Performing mammalian cell culture work in an aseptic hood such as cell passaging and cell banking
  • Assisting with media and buffer preparation when needed
  • Potential for weekend work (5-day work week/ 2 consecutive days off)
  • Occasionally respond in-person to alarms during off-hours Qualifications:
    • BS in Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or related field and 0-2 years industry experience
    • Excellent attention to detail, focused when completing technical tasks
    • Strong writing skills and efficient at documentation
    • Able to stay organized and relaxed in complex situations, keep track of multiple tasks and data
    • Enthusiastic problem-solver
    • Self-motivated, able to make and follow through on goals
    • Action-oriented, flexible, eager to learn and grow skill sets
    • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally respond in-person to alarms during off-hours Preferred qualifications:
      • Experience with aseptic technique and small-scale mammalian cell culture
      • Experience preparing cell culture media and buffers
      • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting scientific or electronic equipment
      • Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis
      • Experience analyzing data in tools such as JMP, R, or Python
      • General understanding of cell biology, fluid dynamics, and biotransport
      • General understanding of circuits (grounding, power, signal, etc.)
      • Experience with paper or electronic lab notebooks
      • Comfortable communicating technical information
      • Experience working in retail, service industry, or other environments that require physical work and positive attitude About Just - Evotec Biologics Just - Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just's focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood - the center of Seattle's medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 250+ employees is expanding Just's innovative platform and footprint - from our first J.POD - commercial manufacturing facility in Redmond, Washington, to our next expansion in Toulouse, France. For job opportunities, learn more at The base pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be $63,000 to $80,000; Base salary offered may vary depending on individual's skills, experience and competitive market value. Additional total rewards include discretionary annual bonus, comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision and 401k company match, flexible paid time off and paid holiday, wellness and transportation benefits. Evotec (US) Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, disability, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Similar Jobs (2) Associate/Senior Associate Scientist locations 2 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago Associate Scientist locations Seattle time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago About Us Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model focused on delivering highly effective new therapeutics to the patients. The Company leverages its multimodality platform, the "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures", for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including Pharma, Biotech, academics, and other healthcare stakeholders. With more than 4,500 highly qualified people at 17 sites, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics. For additional information please go to and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn . Please click on the link below to access and review our Privacy Information for Applicants: Privacy Information for Applicants

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