Bioprocess Engineer - Upstream Process Development

Workforce Genetics - Frederick, MD

Are you ready to make a true impact at a growing biotech company?

Our client is seeking a highly motivated individual with an entrepreneurial spirit for an open position in our biosimilar development and contract services programs. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience with an innovative, small, established Biotech company and build a career in the biopharmaceutical industry. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a high risk/potential high reward environment and able to work overtime and weekends as project needs are determined.

We are looking for qualified candidates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biochemical engineering or life sciences with highly relevant skills and bench experience. The selected candidate will support the development and validation of various biologics cell culture processes from the laboratory through Phase I cGMP manufacturing scale.

Qualified applicants should be experienced in cell culture including mammalian cell culture of NS0, CHO, and HEK 293 or other immortalized cell lines, transfection and selection of stable cell lines, adaptation/scale-up of cell lines from transfection through shaker culture to small-scale (10 L) bioreactor, cell culture process development (medium development, feed formulation, culture growth conditions), spent medium analysis (HPLC, ELISA, enzymatic/kinetic assays), and protein product characterization (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, RP-HPLC, SEC-HPLC, affinity-HPLC).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in biochemical engineering or life sciences

  • Hands-on experience in cell culture and analysis (1-2 years)

  • Excellent time management and proven ability to complete projects on time

  • Excellent level of initiative, creativity, and quest for knowledge

  • Must be organized and self-motivated

  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills (i.e., an ability to analyze and interpret data, design appropriately controlled resourceful experiments independently, and maintain up-to-date laboratory notebooks)

  • Familiarity with DoE implemented through JMP software, a plus

  • Attention to quality and knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) is beneficial.Experience drafting SOP’s and batch records as well as preparing and delivering oral and written presentations is a plus

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint etc.)

  • Must love to learn!


Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits plan including health insurance (medical, dental & prescription) and a retirement plan with employer match

Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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