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Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Vigene Biosciences is a rapidly growing company that strives to be a leading manufacturer of viral vectors. We are proud to support researchers at any stage of development: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

We are passionate about our mission to help support scientists advance their biomedical research and ultimately to make gene therapy affordable and available to those in need. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for talented people to join our team who share our passion. We value our employees as important contributors to our mission, so we provide opportunities for career growth and encourage employees to develop new skills so they can grow with our company.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vigene Biosciences is an EEO/AA employer. Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at jobs@vigenebio.com and let us know your request and contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be acknowledged from this email address. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

Benefits

  • Healthcare benefits (Medical and Dental/Vision Insurance)
  • 100% Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Plan with Safe Harbor Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dependent Care and Commuter/Transit FSA
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Fun, collaborative environment

Upstream Bioprocess Associate, Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT)

Job Title
Upstream Bioprocess Associate, Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT)
Location
Rockville,  MD 20850
Other Location
Description

Department: Manufacturing Science and Technology

Reports to: Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology

Location: Rockville, MD

Company Overview

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an award winning CDMO that provides viral vector-based gene delivery services and products for research and clinical applications. We are proud to support scientists at any stage of research: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes thousands of scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Job Summary:

Implements knowledge and expertise to successfully execute virus Process Development projects for AAV, lentivirus, adenovirus, and/or other biologics products

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct process scale-up/engineering runs at pilot scale or GMP facility prior to GMP manufacture, expertise on upstream wave, XDR bioreactor and depth filtration operation
  • Perform Engineering run and GMP operation per batch records if needed such as buffer preparation, cell counts, mammalian cell culture and transfection, virus manufacturing, and harvest per TFF, and filter integrity testing
  • Author and review manufacturing documents (batch records, SOPs, and deviation reports, etc.) and summary reports
  • Work with procurement, development, and Quality Assurance to ensure timely material generation requirements and procurement to fill the need for GMP production.
  • Other responsibilities as required

Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • n/a

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • n/a

Knowledge & Other Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Virology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related field with 2-5 years of experience; or
  • M.S. in a related field preferred

Other Characteristics:

  • Working experience with virus production is preferred
  • Experience with wave, XDR and filtration operation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Well-organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong ability to adapt, be flexible, and work independently and with resilience
  • Team-player
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Physical Requirements/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, walking

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

COVID-19 considerations:
We have established multiple policies to protect our employees' health & safety while allowing essential operations to continue following social-distancing & PPE guidelines. Non-essential departments are working remotely and/or working alternative hours.

Required Skills

GMP
upstream
bioreactor
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