Associate Scientist II, Process Development – Emergent Biosolutions – Winnipeg, MB

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST II, PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking an Associate Scientist II for our Process Development Department. The successful candidate will possess a university degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or a related field of study, have a minimum of five years of directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical field. Our ideal candidate will have experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment but not a requirement. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.

THE COMPANY

Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.

We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.

THE OPPORTUNITY

This position provides scientific support and skills to advance the development of manufacturing processes for both Emergent’s existing commercial and upcoming pipeline products. This position supports the development of processes for monoclonal, recombinant targets and plasma derived therapeutics. This includes initial proof of concept studies and continuing laboratory and pilot scale development studies.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Further new and existing purification processes for pipeline, development and commercial products.

Recognize areas where improvements are necessary, possible and value added, with patient-focus at the forefront.

Provide support to internal customers, demonstrating understanding and respect for all departments’ needs and goals.

Be accountable to the development team, be committed to and take pride in achieving individual and department goals on time and meeting or exceeding quality expectations.

Perform both routine and complex laboratory procedures

Utilize a wide variety of analytical / scientific research methodologies and techniques

Make detailed observations, consistently analyze data and interpret results to make scientifically valid conclusions

Use experience and knowledge to identify the root cause of complex problems; use a methodical problem solving process to evaluate or critique many possible solutions

Successfully execute research or development studies on a consistent basis and write protocols / reports; review and provide feedback on experiment protocols and reports

Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments; increased level of independence/productivity compared to

Write clear and concise SOPs; adhere to all effective SOPs and safety requirements

Contribute to departmental strategy and provide input on lab requirements and improvements

Communicate professionally, verbally and in writing, with collaborators and external departments

Train and guide junior staff

Identify training opportunities for self and others in the group

Seek out new knowledge / literature and apply to research / development-related activities

Document laboratory work consistent with GxP requirements

Maintain laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents

Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory equipment

Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned..

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Education

University degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or related field of study (such as Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.).

Experience

Minimum of five years directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical / scientific field.

Experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment is an asset but is not required.

Skills

Demonstrated ability to apply scientific knowledge, innovation and a continuous improvement focus to activities

Commitment to excellence

Competent in laboratory safety and generally-accepted lab practice, including maintaining adequate written laboratory records.

Able to communicate and articulate information in both written and verbal forms.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Able to interpret analytical data to support research and development work.

Able to transfer ideas into scientifically sound and efficient experimental protocols.

Proficient in complex procedures and problem solving.

Able to provide training to peers in an effective manner.

Strong leadership skills, independence and initiative.

Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory techniques and safety precautions

WHMIS and biohazard safety awareness

Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical GLPs and GMPs may be required

Knowledge of regulatory guidance

Optimization & process design space determination using design of experiments (DOE) and associated software, advanced knowledge of purification technologies, knowledge of varied purification techniques such as precipitation, working with vendors to troubleshoot/design development studies, mentoring/training of technician I and II staff, organizing development studies with cross-departmental impacts, basic understanding of regulatory/industry requirements and how to incorporate into development studies

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.

Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.

Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions .com under the career section to apply today!

As part of our team, you’ll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

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