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Upstream Process Development Senior/Principal Associate Scientist – Northway Biotech – Waltham, MA

Northway Biotech is a flexible biologics CDMO headquartered in the EU member state of Lithuania, a fast-growing biotech hub with a state-subsidized university system that supports a highly-educated scientific workforce (https://www.northwaybiotech.com). For more than 15 years, we have served more than 70 clients worldwide and have completed more than 100 projects. Now we are expanding our business in the US with a state-of-the-art new process development and manufacturing facility currently being constructed in Waltham, MA.

Our global teams based in the US and Europe are exceptionally well-versed in all aspects of the biopharmaceutical value chain, from cell line development to commercial production and aseptic fill-finish. We are deeply invested in providing high quality, world-class CDMO services and long-term partnerships based on our blend of experience and openly collaborative project teams. We are excited to have you joining our team to provide excellent services to our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on execution of all aspects of cell culture and primary recovery activities to develop scalable and robust upstream processes.
  • Prepare reagents, components, media, buffers and other solutions. Maintain equipment and raw materials/consumables inventory to ensure smooth operation.
  • Perform analytical methods to monitor cell growth and metabolites, and analyze productivity of cultures.
  • Support upstream process development activities including clone selection, technology development, media development, and process optimization studies.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional departments on various projects.
  • Interpret data and contribute to technical reports.
  • Identify technical issues and implement solutions.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely documentation in laboratory notebooks and technical reports.

Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology or related discipline required.
  • Must have 5 – 10 years’ upstream development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in aseptic technique, cell cultures in shake flasks and/or bioreactors, and routine monitoring (e.g. cell counts, metabolic measurements, etc.).
  • Knowledge of cell culture process steps (cell banking, thaw, expansion, production and harvest), scale-up and engineering principles.
  • Familiarity with high through-put cell culture systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience with DOE methodology for process development and optimization is a plus.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Strong collaboration, team-working, documentation, and communication skills.
  • Independently motivated and detail-oriented with good problem-solving ability.
  • Must be able to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

Additional Information

  • Excellent benefits including comprehensive medical coverage
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Northway Biotech is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer

If interested, please provide a resume or CV to be considered with the position applied for stated in the email subject header

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $100,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

Supplemental Pay:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Biochemistry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

Source: Indeed.com
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