Process Development Associate
BioPhase Solutions - San Diego, CA
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Process Development Associate to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Process Development Associate

Carry out fermentation experiments

Read SOP (if not clear, discuss with a senior PDA/scientist). Update SOP based on discussion.

Prep various types of media: Add chemicals, Adjust to correct volume according to SOP

Sterilize medium/solutions using autoclave

Aseptically inoculate seed flasks and place into incubator shaker according to SOP.

Prepare bioreactor/tank for fermentation

Calibrate probes according to SOPs

Set up fermentation parameters and sterilize tanks according to SOP

Set up tank-hook up all external feed bottles, adjust pH and bias, add necessary ingredients according to SOP, double check fermentation parameters

Check the seed for contamination using the microscope

Inoculate tank - transfer seed into inoculation bottle and add to tank aseptically, start fermentation process

Sample fermentors according to SOP

Adjust parameters/shot size according to SOP

Induce fermentors

Perform aseptic techniques

End fermentations according to SOPs

Insure identified problems are communicated to Shift Supervisor and/or scientists.

Clean tanks according to SOP

Recording data in SOP and on Nexxis

Document bioreactor/needed solutions prep

Document fermentation parameters

Document any changes and anything unusual

Document final fermentation data

Document harvest label

Gather all documents and print out trends. (if requested)

Submit detailed shift reports.(if required)

Initial the pass down log for work completed

Log maintenance issues in Nexxis

Pilot plant housekeeping

Insure pilot plant and equipment are kept clean

Assist in checking chemical/supply inventory and notifying when items are needed

Enter chemicals in Chemical Inventory Manager and barcode container

Inform supervisor of maintenance issues and submit facilities requests for needed repairs

Troubleshooting

Assist in fixing/adjusting equipment and program applications (control temperatures, pressure, pH, etc.).

Assist with scientific troubleshooting (organism problems, feeding, etc. using trend data to identify possible solutions).

Assist in training lower level technicians/PDAs.

Other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor or Pilot Plant Operations Manager

Requires BS/BA Degree in life sciences or equivalent education and/or fermentation experience

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