University of Florida - Alachua, FL

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This position is for a Coordinator of Scientific Programs. This person will participate in research, process development and assay development for the Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology ( CERHB ). The incumbent will be responsible for technical and scientific aspects of the growth of cells, and production and purification of viruses and proteins (monoclonal antibodies, enzymes, etc.) from the process development stage through current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) full scale technologies. This person will be responsible for ensuring that process and project objectives are achieved from scientific standpoint. The incumbent will also be responsible for evaluating research methods and new technologies to support upstream and downstream process development and assay development activities. Research the literature, evaluate new technologies, design and develop experiments, and processes that ultimately fulfill clients

’ objectives in compliance with cGMP. Assist in improving (make more time and cost efficient, etc) existing GMP processes and procedures. Review, critique and interpret data to support upstream and downstream process development activities, assay development, and GMP QC, QA, Manufacturing, and Facilities. Provide data and analyses to all members of project team. Draft and assist in ensuring review of development and data reports. Assist in the creation of needed cGMP controlled documents for developed processes and assay methods. Conduct laboratory research. Work in collaboration with Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Manufacturing, and engineering functional areas and project management to achieve the departmental goals and objectives. Assist senior management in the preparation of project budgets and proposals, including pricing and labor estimates. Other assigned duties. Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D and post-doctoral experience in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology. At least 5 years in a scientific leadership role. At least 10 years experience working in a laboratory setting with proven supervisory skills. An in-depth understanding of viral biology is required. Working knowledge of modern laboratory procedures, virology, cell cloning, gene expression, and microbiology techniques, as well as, experience in mammalian and insect cell culture, and downstream processes (chromatography, filtration, centirfugation), cell-based, nucleic-acid-based, protein-based and chemistry-based assays is required. He/she must have willingness to travel, demonstrated ability to effectively conduct science with internal and/or external resources, excellent organizational and management skills with strong leadership ability. Skilled in use of Microsoft Outlook, Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Project programs and spreadsheets is mandatory, as is a capacity to follow written procedures, and the ability to read, write, speak, understand and to be understood in English.

Health Assessment Required:

Special instructions to applicants:
This is a time-limited position.

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