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Upstream Production Technician

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.


Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. is seeking an Upstream Production Technician (all levels).  The successful candidate will be performing cell culture sterilization techniques, support mammalian cell culture manufacturing processes, sustaining purification of bio-pharmaceuticals, operate various process equipment, documenting daily manufacturing operations in a cGMP environment, working with single- use and stainless steel bioreactors, fermentation, and/or filtration.  This can be a day shift position (7:00 am – 7:00 pm) or a night shift position (7:00 pm – 7:00 am).


Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Producing pharmaceutical components and products by setting-up, cleaning, operating, and maintaining equipment; following aseptic procedures.
  • Producing requirements by operating and monitoring equipment; observing varying conditions; adjusting equipment controls; calculating concentrations, dilutions, and yields; adhering to aseptic procedures.
  • Preparing equipment by performing cleaning-in-place (CIP), steaming-in-place (SIP), and manual cleaning;
  • Preparing media, feeds and buffers in accordance with procedures.
  • Initiating deviations as needed, reporting and solving problems and issues.
  • Maintaining safe and clean work environment by following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment.
  • Following safety and environmental procedures and using all precautions necessary to have an injury free workplace.

Job Requirements

  • HS diploma and 2+ year’s cGMP biotechnology production experience required
  • Computer Skills including email, PAS X (material control systems), word and excel.
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift.
  • Ability to work weekends, as dictated by shift rotation.
  • Physical Ability:  To push/pull over 35 pounds, frequently. To stand, crawl, bend, stoop, lift/mop overhead, use ladders and stairs frequently.  To wear safety shoes, safety glasses and respirator.
  • Fermentation/Cell Culture experience required

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 identity or any other protected class.

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