Sr. Research Associate - Upstream Process

Bedford, MA

Posted: 07/01/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Life Sciences Job Number: 229835

Essential Functions and Duties

·          Characterize scale-up processes for bacterial production of DNA plasmids in shake flasks and fermenters

·          Evaluate feed strategies for improving plasmid production

·          Collaborate on development of harvest, clarification, and filtration strategies

·          Develop and write standardized fermentation protocols

·          Author technical reports and tech transfer documents as needed


Skills and Experience

·          BS or equivalent with 2+ years industry experience or MS in relevant field

·          Familiarity with lab-scale bacterial production platforms up to 50L

·          Experience in filtration and/or tangential flow filtration also preferred

·          Adept at conducting routine testing and limited troubleshooting of multiple methods.

·          Able to effectively manage and prioritize multiple parallel laboratory activities is essential.

·          Able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view.

·          Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem-solving ability.


·          Excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills.
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