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This is a Development Associates position in the Upstream Process Development group. Primary responsibility will be to support mammalian cell culture processes used for the manufacture of therapeutic recombinant proteins. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting shake flask and bioreactor experiments, sampling, inoculating, feeding & harvesting bioreactors. Under general supervision, this person carries out routine to moderately complex experiments or procedures.
Maintain lab including cleaning, autoclaving reactors, stocking laboratory supplies and performing maintenance on laboratory equipment
Prepare and filter media
Work with the lab supervisor to support bench scale bioreactor and shake flask experiments with aseptic technique:
Sample shake flasks and bioreactors
Use cell counting and chemical analytic equipment
Record data accurately in batch record and notebooks
Develop skills to perform cell culture operation such as cell passaging, bioreactor inoculation, transfection, cloning, cell-imaging, and cryopreservation/cell-banking
Identify basic technical problems and solves these under direction of supervisor
Work with supervisor to develop scientific writing and presentation skills
Contribute to lab continuous improvement
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Demonstrated experience in a mammalian cell culture and bioreactor lab environment
Good mechanical aptitude and confidence working with computers and analytical equipment
Excellent written & oral communication skills and technical ability
Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot
Must be dependable, detail-oriented, organized, and willing to perform both routine tasks and develop new skills
Academic or industrial hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, media preparation and aseptic technique preferred.
Weekend and/or evening shift work required.
AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement. EOE