Senior Associate Scientist, Purification
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson
Janssen Research & Development, a Johnson and Johnson Company is hiring a Senior Research Associate, Purification to be located in Malvern, PA.
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The Senior Associate Scientist for this position will lead and perform process development for the antibody purification processes within the API-Protein group. The candidate's primary responsibilities will include leading and participating in the design of experiments, executing the planned experiments, and optimizing the process steps to the target process scale. This will include laboratory and occasional pilot-scale scale chromatography and filtration. The candidate will own the design and execution of development studies to identify and determine appropriate conditions and ranges of (critical) process parameters for chromatographic purification & separation and several types of filtration. The candidate will record and analyze experimental data, verify data integrity and accuracy, and report/summarize findings to the project team, and also draft technical documents and perform technology transfer to collaboration partners. He/She/They is encouraged to work in a team environment as well as contributing individually to meet project timeline and objectives.
A BS in Chemical Engineering or Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with at least 9 years of proven experience OR a MS in Chemical Engineering or Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with least 6 years of proven experience is required.
Knowledge and hands-on experience in downstream processing and purification of antibodies, in particular chromatography is required.
Previous experience with filtration is highly preferred.
Technical Transfer to Manufacturing sites is a plus
Exposure to analytical method development for in-process methods is preferred
The candidate must be highly organized and capable of managing/pursuing multiple projects with some supervision
Good written and verbal communication skills are required
Experience maintaining written records of work in the form of (electronic) notebooks, technical reports and protocols is required
Data reporting, ability to present findings to peers and management is a must.
Experience with team-based collaborations is a must.
Occasional weekend work is required
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