Associate Principal Scientist, Cell Culture/Fermentation Dev
FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies - Durham, NC

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Job Description:
The successful candidate will contribute to the
team-based execution of projects in the discipline of
manufacturing process development. The products to be
manufactured are recombinant biopharmaceutical proteins
and the individual will have demonstrated expertise in
microbial fermentation or mammalian cell culture. This
position will be primarily responsible for developing
scaleable and reproducible bioprocesses and for
supporting technical execution in manufacturing. This
position will contribute to the execution of multiple
projects in various stages of development or tech
transfer utilizing platform processes as appropriate
during process development. In this position, you will
be responsible for well defined projects. You will
manage a group of scientists and supervise the design
and execution of specific projects, specialize in
multiple disciplines, meet assigned deliverables, and
prioritize activities according to work scope and
resource allocation.

Main areas of responsibilities include:
Leading a group of scientists/engineers working on
multiple development and tech transfer projects to

  • Developing robust processes that scale well with
good manufacturing fit.
  • Tech transfer of development projects into
manufacturing ensuring floor support for campaign
  • Experimental design, analysis of data, drawing
logical data based conclusions with applicability to
project decisions. Providing regular internal and
client updates.
  • Proficiency with microbial fermentation/cell culture
equipment including troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of lab facility, equipment upkeep and
technical improvements.
  • Execution of process characterization studies with
process validation support for late stage products.
Provide routine manufacturing support for yield
trending and troubleshooting of late stage
  • Active group management with emphasis on employee
development, continual improvement and training.
  • Keeping abreast of changing technologies in the
biopharmaceutical industry and the introduction of
new methodologies to the development groups.
  • Assist lab execution as needed.
  • Presentation of development activities at industry
meetings and within the RTP site.
  • Management of development and tech transfer project
budgets and timelines.
Required Education and Experience and Skills
  • Degree in engineering or life sciences (Biology,
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical Eng, Bioeng,
Biotechnology): Ph.D with 4+ years, MS with 7+ years
or BS with 9+ years of relevant industrial
experience in bioprocess development.
  • Must have hands on experience running cell culture
and/or fermentation and have proven expertise in
area of study.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute
scientific studies with technical excellence and
relevant results.
  • An understanding of manufacturing fit and tech
transfer/scale-up experience is required.
FUJIFILM Diosynth is an equal opportunity employer,

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