Scientist, Process Development

  • location: Norwood, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $110,000 - $120,000 per year
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Scientist, Process Development

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location: Norwood, Massachusetts
job type: Permanent
salary: $110,000 - 120,000 per year
work hours: 7 to 3
education: Doctorate
Job Responsibilities

We are working to develop first-in-class messenger RNA (mRNA) based medicines. We're seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist to reside in our Technical Development organization in Norwood, MA. This role will support the early phase process development of our mRNA-based medicines to enable our clinical supply and pipeline. The applicant should have strong communication and collaboration skills, along with multiple examples of a strong technical background and leadership in process development.

The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment, will have relevant academic and/or industrial experience in large molecule bioprocessing, and will be able to contribute to both process development and commercialization related activities. This is a lab?based role with possible supervisory responsibility for high?performing junior team members. We seek applicants who are proactive, enthusiastic, and show a passion for process development. Applicants should have exceptional time management and communications skills with a strong attention to detail. Significant bioprocess development experience with standard bioprocess unit operations (e.g. reactions, mixing, chromatography, tangential flow and/or filtration) is expected. The position will support cross-functional teams across CMC, Research & Development, Preclinical & GMP Manufacturing, Quality, and Analytical Development.

  • Develop robust, scalable, and well-characterized processes for manufacturing mRNA
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for process innovation and improvement
  • Develop and optimize mRNA production and purification methodologies
  • Identify and/or optimize unit operations to improve robustness, cycle time, throughput, and cost while maintaining product quality
  • Support implementation of novel process solutions into Preclinical & GMP manufacturing
  • Represent the mRNA process development group in cross-functional program teams and translate project goals into actionable plans
  • Lead successful execution and analysis of process development and characterization experiments
  • Collaborate cross-functionally in the design of process equipment and control strategies
  • Prioritize work and leadership across multiple process development and manufacturing programs
Education & Qualifications

  • PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, biological engineering or a related discipline with 0?2 years of relevant industry experience, or MS with minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Experience with enzymatic reactions, enzyme kinetics, and/or nucleotide chemistry
  • Experience with purification techniques (e.g. SEC, IEX, RP) for macromolecules such as RNA, DNA, proteins/antibodies, peptides
  • Experience in early discovery, preclinical drug development, and/or early phase process development
  • Familiarity with AKTA FPLC and tangential flow filtration (TFF)
  • Familiarity with analytical tools such as U/HPLC, LC/MS, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, and qPCR
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership, prioritization, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively document and communicate results
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to support colleagues across the organization and a demonstrated aptitude for team and employee development
  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment
skills: Molecular Biology, HPLC, Chemistry, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
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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