Senior Biochemist
SpectraForce Technologies - Elkton, VA

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Job Title: Senior Biochemist

Location: Elkton, VA 22827

Duration: 10+ months

A Master's degree in a life science or engineering field with >5 years of experience in biotechnology or a PhD in a biotechnology field is required. Experience in protein chromatography and downstream process development at laboratory or manufacturing scale (FPLC (AKTA/Unicorn), HPLC (Empower), Filtration techniques) is required while familiarity with cGMP operations would be preferred.


A Senior Process Scientist contract position is available in the Technical Operations Department at the Elkton, VA site.

The Elkton plant, also known as Stonewall, is located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and opened in 1941.

The site employs a wide array of state of the art manufacturing technologies to support the production of pharmaceuticals including organic synthesis, biotechnology and sterile filling operations.

The candidate would be a member of a cross functional team involved in late stage downstream process development, pilot plant operation and technology transfer for the production of therapeutic proteins and vaccines.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
Independently design and execute FPLC protein purification experiments (AKTA/Unicorn) and apply the results to process development, optimization, and scale-up.

Apply their enthusiasm for the scientific process through planning, executing and analyzing the results of laboratory scale protein purification process development experiments

Operate pilot scale equipment to demonstrate protein purification processes

Provide on-the-floor process support during technology transfer

Employ strong verbal and written communication skills.

Work both independently and within multidisciplinary teams.

Analyze, interpret and communicate (oral and written) experimental results.

Prepare technical reports, summaries, memos protocols, and quantitative analyses.

Investigate, create and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement.

Shift work may be required.

Thanks & Regards

Anuja Narwal

Client Delivery Executive

Spectraforce Technologies Inc.

Phone No# 919-887-6786- EXT-4070

Fax No# 919-573-9398


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