• Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development Jobs in United States Of America

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • United States Of America, Usa

Job Description:


An Associate Scientist (R1) position is available in the Process Development group of Bioprocess R&D The successful applicant will join a team of scientists and engineers focused on developing and optimizing microbial/ mammalian cell culture processes for recombinant proteins and biologics for early- and late-phase clinical trials In this role you will be responsible for designing and executing bioreactor experiments in bench-top bioreactors and associated scale-down equipment with the goal of developing robust, scalable, and high productivity processes that produce therapeutic proteins with the appropriate product quality to treat human disease The work will also involve working with pilot scale, commercial and clinical production facilities to ensure accurate technology transfer and successful large-scale production You may also be involved in cutting edge technology development projects that seek to discover broadly applicable methods to intensify microbial or mammalian cell culture


Execute fermentation/ cell culture experiments in automated bioreactors
Perform relevant analytical methods
Analyze and communicate experimental results both orally and in writing
Represent the upstream process development function within cross-functional teams
Transfer upstream process technology to pilot plant and GMP manufacturing facilities


BS/BA in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent
Requires competency in aseptic laboratory technique and the ability to design complex experiments and interpret data
Requires demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative projects, and ability to communicate effectively with scientists and management in a highly matrixed organization


0-2 years industrial experience
Knowledge of drug development processes for progression of a biological candidate
Practical knowledge of microbial/ mammalian cell culture and cell physiology
Practical knowledge of cell expression systems
Experience developing commercially relevant processes to produce pharmacologically active proteins
Experience in supporting the scale-up and technology transfer to pilot/commercial scales
Knowledge of GLP/GMP practices
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Extreme attention to detail
Experience with technical report writing


Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking Some regular air travel required


Occasional weekend work required

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Production/Manufacturi ng/Maintenance
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Mar 2020

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