Associate Scientist I, Protein Sciences [JC-1453]

LakePharma

Hopkinton, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 04/03/2021
  • Website: lakepharma.com
  • Company Address: 530 Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA, 94002

About LakePharma

LakePharma is the leading US-based biologics contract research, development, and manufacturing organization (CRDMO).

Job Description

LakePharma is the leading US-based biologics contract research, development, and manufacturing organization (CRDMO). The company has developed a range of technologies and capabilities in antibody discovery, protein engineering, cell line development, protein optimization, and GMP manufacturing. With comprehensive technologies, integrated platforms, and five facilities located in key biopharma hubs on both the East and West Coast, LakePharma enables and supports the discovery and development of the biologics of tomorrow. 

 

Position Summary

We are rapidly growing and seeking a talented individual to join our Cell Culture Team. As an Associate Scientist, you will report directly to the Senior Scientist – Cell Culture and will be based in our Hopkinton office.

 

The successful candidate will be able to execute hands-on laboratory work in cell culture including planning and executing shake flask, bench scale bioreactor, bench scale purifications and large-scale bioreactor experiments. The position requires a drive to provide outstanding customer service by maintaining regular communications with clients, meeting or exceeding quality and timeline expectations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cell Culture. This position requires 90% of bench-level work.
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot difficult problems encountered in the design/execution of projects.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely documentation in laboratory notebooks and technical reports.
  • Compose technical reports, scientific publications, and/or oral presentations.
  • Communicate project updates to clients and senior level management.
  • Investigate, create, and implement new methods and technologies to improve effectiveness and to create efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Maintain scientific excellence in area of cell culture.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0 to 5 years industrial experience
  • Ability to work weekends and off hours as needed
  • Self-Starter and drive to be an entrepreneur
  • Previous mammalian cell culture experience with cell lines used in protein production applications (e.g. CHO, HEK293, NS0, etc.)
  • Previous insect cell culture experience with cell lines used in protein production applications (e.g. Sf9, Sf21, High 5 etc.)
  • Previous protein purification experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of chemical, biochemical and physical interactions of cell culture media and reagent components.
  • Previous experience with bench-top stir tank bioreactors and Wave Bag bioreactors is a plus.

Work Environment

Work is performed in an office and laboratory environment. May be exposed to biological and chemical hazards. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 30lbs. Must be able to work while wearing personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, and lab coats deemed necessary to protect testing and to protect employees. Work is to be performed on site.

 

Disclaimer

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities. The employer reserves the right to revise key functions of this position at any time. 

 

LakePharma is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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