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Associate Scientist

New Haven, CT 06514

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11688 Pay Rate: $30.00 - $34.00 Remote Friendly: Onsite

Job Description

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders.

This is what you will do:
  • The  Associate Scientist is responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support the development and optimization of cell line development and cell culture processes for the Company's therapeutic protein candidates.
  • The temporary Associate Scientist will work in collaboration with other members of Product Development and Clinical Supply, and with scientific staff in other Research & Development groups.
  • The temporary Associate Scientist will support and execute development studies for biologics lifecycle management and yield improvement with use of process intensification.

You will be responsible for:
  • Perform routine upstream lab activities including medium preparation, seed train passages, bioreactor sampling, and analzyer maintainence in support of various upstream programs under supervision.
  • Execute experimental studies to develop, optimize, and characterize upstream processes for therapeutic protein candidates under supervision.
  • Executes experimental studies to support scale up of processes at pilot scale.
  • Provide weekend support on critical upstream activities on rotation basis.
  • Document study results in notebooks, and technical reports.
  • Coordinate laboratory management including ordering and maintenance.
  • Communicate scientific findings to colleagues within the group through informal presentations.

Job Requirements

You will need to have:
  • BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university, with minimal 2 years of relevant industrial experience, or MS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Understanding the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and chemical engineering.
  • Strong learning agility to learn new techniques.
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an lab environment. 

We would prefer for you to have:
  • Relevant experience working in a relevant laboratory setting.
  • Experienced in asceptic technique to support with mammalian cell culture.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative and effective communication skills.
  • Experience with various MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Politron

As a Compass Recruiter, Melissa "Mel" is excited about rediscovering her passion in helping candidates find opportunities that will excel their professional lives and improve their personal lives. She brings a deeply-rooted excitement to the team by understanding the people she works with and finding ways she can support them. Mel's connections with others inspires her to make a difference in the overall well being of her colleagues, candidates and clients alike. 

Outside of Compass, Mel enjoys cooking, dancing and being a mom to her three wonderful boys. She has an obsession with home organization and thoroughly enjoys solving other families' organizational needs. Mel is also very passionate about One Heart Source, a humanitarian organization that combats conditions such as poverty, diseases and illiteracy through education. She participated as a summer volunteer teacher in Tanzania and credits the organization for shaping her into the person she is today. 

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