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Process Development Scientist II

Job ID: req1898
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Biopharmaceutical Development Program (BDP) of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. supports the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other government agencies through the development of novel agents for first-in-man clinical studies.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, optimize, and characterize upstream and downstream processes for the manufacture of recombinant proteins, cell therapy products and viruses for phase I/II clinical trials.
  • Interpret analytical and process data and understand process implications
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental results, review, analysis and interpretations of experimental data
  • Make periodic presentations in group meetings, project team meetings, and in one-on-one situations
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Support technology transfer to in-house clinical manufacturing group

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or eight (8) years of related experience.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of experience with recombinant proteins or viruses in an academic or industrial setting
  • Assay Development for viral and recombinant protein products
  • Expert in aseptic technique
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Cell therapy and/or virus production experience is preferred.
  • Molecular biology and vector design
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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