Research Scientist

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $33.69 per hour
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job description

Research Scientist

job summary:
  • Execute laboratory studies in support of process development, process scale-up and process scale-down for the production of Company vaccine candidates.
  • 2 .Produce cell culture media, solutions, and buffers in support of lab scale vaccine production.
  • Passsage mammalian cells and assist in cell culture scale-up.
  • Assist in preparing and analyzing vaccine production samples.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, when required.
  • Coordinate information exchange between functional groups within Company including Formulation Development, Analytical Development, and Discovery groups.
  • Operate bioprocessing equipment such as bioreactors, ultrafiltration, and chromatography units.
 
location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $30.00 - 33.69 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Perform a wide variety of technical procedures and operate a wide variety of lab instrumentation/computer platforms with minimal supervision.
  • Effectively analyze and summarize experimental outcomes, record experimental procedures and raw and analyzed data.
  • Develop methods to improve existing techniques and/or efficiencies
 
qualifications:
  • BS in Physical or Life Sciences with a minimum of 2 years industry experience.
  • Experience with cell culture techniques including manual cultivation of cells in small scale flasks and operation of stirred tank and/or packed bed bioreactors OR experience with purification techniques including cell harvest technologies, preparative chromatography and normal and tangential flow filtration techniques required.
  • Experience with single-use cell culture and/or purification technologies strongly desired
  • Experience with analytical methods used in support of process development strongly desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Well organized and detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.
  • Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry.
  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.
  • Comply with Company safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Company Core Competencies.
  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Typical office and laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 50 pounds).
 
skills: GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), Cell Cultures, Sample Preparation, Sample Testing
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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