Upstream Process Development Associate Scientist

Posted 06 Jan 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 200042


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

Within the Biodevelopment Process Development group, works in the upstream team for process development or process validation projects (monoclonal antibodies or fusion-proteins) production using mammalian cells, support the implementation, coordination, development &, troubleshooting for the mammalian cell processes. Transfer & troubleshooting for mammalian production processes (media buffer preparation, cell culture & purification) until complete issues solving.

  • Execute upstream activities on client projects according to budget and timelines given to the project team
  • Design and execute fit-for-purpose cell culture experiments according to the stage of development
  • Compile and analyze experimental data to generate process knowledge and decide on next steps
  • Write development and validation reports and ensure their timely delivery
  • Prepare and present project updates to global project team and to upper management


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifiations:

  • Bachelor's degree in life science discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) with 2+ years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Hands-on experience in process development and manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies. Knowledge of quality attributes of glyco-proteins a must.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Results-oriented with ability to work and deliver under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in life science discipline with 0-2 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Quality mindset and good understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Hands-on experience in process validation is a plus


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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