Senior Scientist, Upstream Development

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details

Senior Scientist, Upstream Development

Boston, MA (hybrid, 3-4 days onsite)

Come join a diverse team of biochemists, biologists, chemical engineers, and analytical chemists to develop our vaccine client's growing portfolio!

What You'll Do:

  • Design, development, and establishment of fermentation and cell culture processes, procedures and technologies in the development of vaccines
  • Provide expertise for the scale-up, optimization and tech transfer, and validation of upstream cell culture and viral vector unit operations to internal and external partners in support of clinical manufacturing
  • Manage CDMOs for upstream tech transfer timelines and deliverables
  • Provide technical assessment to enable selection of drug substance CDMO
  • Serves as technical SME for all upstream drug substance upstream activities supportive of clinical development and IND filing.
  • Serve as the SME between CDMO partners and technical team on process design, optimization and characterization
  • Author and review CMC sections of regulatory submissions and other technical reports

What You'll Bring:

  • Master’s or PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical sciences or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience (PhD) or MS and a minimum of 8 years’ experience developing upstream processes from microbially expressed recombinant proteins. Familiarity and experience with other expression platforms (insect and Mammalian) is beneficial but not necessary.
  • 5+ years of industry experience, additional academic research in bacterial strain and fermentation process development preferred.
  • Direct experience with recombinant VLPs or vaccines
  • Some experience working with CDMOs
  • Technical expertise in the production of recombinant proteins utilizing microbial platforms
  • ICH Q8 guidelines for pharmaceutical development and utilizing quality by design principles for developing robust, scalable upstream processes is required.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No



  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
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