• Bioprocess Associate II – Cell Culture Sciences

    Category Development
    ID
    2019-1293
    Job Location
    US-MD-Rockville
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies.  Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.

     

    The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.

    Summary of Position

    The Bioprocess Associate II is responsible for all aspects of cell culture process development, including process optimization, scale-up and characterization studies, toxicology material production, process transfer to manufacturing, and production support. This individual will also be responsible for analyzing and summarizing the data in technical reports and presentations, and troubleshooting as needed.

     

    Responsibilities and Job Duties

    • Design and execute experiments, including shake flasks, production bioreactors, and harvest operations, to support the development of biologics products.
    • Complete documentation to support testing procedures including data capture, forms, logbooks, and inventory batch records.
    • Analyze experimental data for process understanding and further improvements, draw conclusions and interpret results using statistical tools, including media and process development and process characterization. 
    • Contribute to authoring of protocols, operating procedures and technical reports ensuring timely and accurate completion.
    • Prepare and present study conclusions at internal and external scientific meetings using clear and concise methodologies. Propose viable options and educated recommendations for next steps.
    • Participate in technology transfer to GMP manufacturing environment and provide production support.
    • Assist in evaluation of new technologies and participate in a variety of projects designed to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of the development team.
    • Play an active role in laboratory and equipment maintenance, maintain a clean lab environment, and understanding and adhering to all safety rules and procedures to ensure personal safety and meet required specifications and regulatory requirements.

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelors’ degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related life sciences field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or
    • Masters’ degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related life sciences field. No experience required.
    • Experience with technology transfer and manufacturing support

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Solid understanding of cell culture process development and bioreactor operations
    • Demonstrated ability to think analytically
    • Strong written and presentation skills
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to resolve complex problems within a fast paced environment
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and processes as needed
    • Ability to work occasional weekends as needed

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    None

    Statement

    MacroGenics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email info@macrogenics.com or call (301) 354-3566 and/or 711 for TTD/TTY service.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

     

    For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here.

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