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Posted Job Title
Process Development Associate
Job Profile Title
Resource Technologist B
Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the âœgo-toâ organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon grant funding.
Our Vector Core is a state-of-the-art facility which provides vector-related materials and services in support of basic and translational research worldwide, producing vectors in support of IND-enabling research, conduct GLP assays, oversee CMO's in vector production and is expanding to conduct state-of-the art process development.
We are looking for a Process Development Associate, to support downstream manufacturing process optimization and process development activities for the production of viral vectors.
As Process Development Associate, you will execute pilot experiments to validate new or updated downstream manufacturing processes independently, seeking advisement from Process Development Scientists, Associate Directors, or Directors as needed. You will be able to suggest updates to process protocols/SOP's and batch records to Scientists or Associate Scientists. You will assist with the technology transfer of new or updated processes to the manufacturing group as well as participate in upstream or downstream manufacturing activities of viral vectors.
You will work both independently and as part of a team to accomplish project goals within specified timelines. Successful candidates will have a familiarity with upstream and downstream biologics manufacturing, tissue culture, column chromatography and other purification processes.
- BS Degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or related disciplines + 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
- Must have experience in mammalian cell culture, tangential flow filtration, and/or column chromatography required.
- Experience in biologics manufacturing preferred.
- Knowledge of process development concepts for biological manufacturing; basic principles of various engineering disciplines helpful.
- Ability to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment.
- Must be an independent thinker, meticulous, detail oriented, and analytical.
- Must be highly motivated, have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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Internal Number: JR00016065
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