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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

Scientist, Upstream Process Development (PD)

Job Title
Scientist, Upstream Process Development (PD)
Location
Rockville,  MD 20850
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Description

Department: Upstream Process Development

Reports to: Director of Upstream Process Development

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:

Works with clients to evaluate upstream processes and ensure proper technology transfer from clients. Develops robust seed train and bioreactor processes and scale-up upstream processes to ensure successful transfer to cGMP manufacturing

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design and execute experiments on upstream process development to support the early and late phase development of recombinant viral vector production according to appropriate regulatory guidelines
  • Review, analyze, and present process development related data and project plans for internal and external technical discussions
  • Author and review process development and technology transfer documentation internally and externally
  • Prepare and review of technology transfer and manufacturing documentation such as batch records, SOP, sample plans, protocols, and summary reports
  • Supervise and train research associates on upstream process related techniques and work with department director to make plans for each project
  • Other responsibilities including but not limited to in-process assay development may occur as needed

Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • n/a

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Help supervise research associates

Knowledge & Other Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or related life science field with 0+ years of relevant experience; or
  • M.S. in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or related life science field with 2+ years of relevant experience; or
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or related life science field with 5+ years of relevant experience

Other Characteristics:

  • Hands-on experience in cell culture, including the operation of small-scale bioreactors, scale-up and optimization of process parameters
  • Strong skills and knowledge on molecular and cell biology such as qPCR
  • Strong skills in good documentation practice. Prefer experience in cGMP, technology transfer and scale-up, such as document management, deviation root-cause analysis, CAPA
  • Strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to conduct experiments, analyze and summarize the data, and communicate the results both internally and externally
  • Working knowledge of design of experiments and use of statistics for data analysis
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with a positive attitude
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Physical Requirements/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, walking, reaching

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.

Job Type: Full-time

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
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