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Associate Scientist, Cell Culture

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The work we do at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We’re growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Join FDB and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of the most dedicated scientists, engineers, and manufacturers in the industry. We’re proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy, and drive—what FDB calls Genki. Join us and discover a community that thrives on diversity and never scares away from a complex challenge. At FDB, you determine what’s possible.


The Upstream Process Development group is seeking an Associate Scientist with experience in mammalian or insect cell culture technologies. An Associate Scientist assists in conducting experiments for programs and works with the team to maintain the lab and equipment. The individual monitors on going experiments and can identify unusual occurrences. An Associate Scientist understands and applies knowledge within area of expertise and can take an active role in non-routine process development activities.



  • Conducts routine laboratory experiments using established procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains lab equipment, supplies and work area.
  • Quality of work is complete and technically sound to ensure integrity of research.
  • May support technical transfer into manufacturing.
  • Familiar with relevant literature.
  • Ensures safety procedures and culture norms are followed.


  • Knowledge of cell culture technologies and theory.
  • Experienced with aseptic technique and propagation of cells. Experience running bioreactors is ideal.
  • General knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, and/or engineering and associated techniques.
  • Independent use and application of more complex instrumentation, computer systems, and computer software to support experiments.
  • Developed interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to monitor on going pre-defined experiments for unusual occurrences.
  • General knowledge with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, statistical packages and other associated software used in the scientific field.


  • Works with moderate direct supervision.


The position typically requires a M.S. and minimal relevant experience, a B.S. and 1+ years of experience or an A.S. and 3+ years of experience in upstream cell culture technologies.


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.

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