Associate Scientist/Scientist I, Analytical Development

We are ‘Advancing tomorrow’s medicines’ and making a real difference to the world in which we live. At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, we partner with our clients to deliver recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies to patients. As a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines.  We seek candidates with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve optimized strategies, and execution programs with the ultimate goal of delivering products that transform the lives of patients.

The Analytical Development group is seeking an energetic Associate Scientist or Scientist I with protein chemistry experience to become an integral member of a high performing method transfer team supporting protocol based activities including technical transfer of methods from donor labs as well as training of colleagues for internal transfer, and qualification, validation and verification of methods. The successful candidate will primarily execute biochemistry based techniques such as UPLC/HPLC (SEC, IEX, RP, glycan, affinity, etc.), capillary electrophoresis (icIEF, CE-SDS), gel electrophoresis, UV, western blot (SDS-Page), plate based assays and spectrophotometry (SoloVPE) for the characterization and testing of recombinant protein pharmaceuticals.

The Associate Scientist position requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • One year of applicable hands-on experience in one or more of the following fields: UPLC/HPLC (preferably using Empower 3), capillary electrophoresis, gel electrophoresis, western blot, plate based assays and spectrophotometry, preferably in the analysis of proteins
  • Independent use and application of instrumentation and associated software for data acquisition and analysis
  • Basic math and software skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google sheets)
  • Good interpersonal skills, independent drive, willingness to contribute to the success of a team with shared goals, strong problem solving capabilities as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a regulated GMP environment is desirable (GMP testing will be required for this position)
  • In addition, the successful candidate must be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with defined deliverables and deadlines
  • Experience in the biopharma industry is a plus

The Associate Scientist position typically requires a BS and 1+ years’ experience; an AS and 3+ years’ experience, and is an entry level position for a MS degree with no prior experience

The individual should have demonstrated proficiency in the follow areas

  • Capable of using instrumentation to perform general laboratory experiments and document results appropriately
  • Capable of using basic computer systems and software to perform basic data analysis
  • Basic math and software skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with defined deliverables and deadlines

 

The Scientist I position typically requires a MS and 1+ years’ experience, BS and 4+ years’ experience or AS and 6+ years’ experience

The individual should have demonstrated proficiency in the follow areas

  • Advanced technique and basic chemistry or biochemistry knowledge
  • Independent use and application of instrumentation, computer systems and software for data acquisition and analysis
  • Ability to assist in designing, conducting, analyzing, data plotting and reporting the results of laboratory experiments
  • Monitors ongoing experiments for any unusual occurrences
  • Ability to assist understand and apply required techniques in support of projects and studies according to pre-defined plans and protocols
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with defined deliverables and deadlines
  • Experience in the biopharma industry is a plus

 

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company’s ability to secure an export authorization. FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

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