Development Scientist

Berkeley , California, United States

Job Reference 1190771

Location Berkeley , California, United States

Industry Process - Pharmaceuticals

Function Other

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 26, 2023

Our client, a major pharmaceutical company, is looking for a Development Scientist to work on a long-term contract in Berkely, CA.

The Development Scientist will work in the Berkeley biological development upstream organization. The work includes general mammalian cell culture tasks including cell expansion, bioreactor cultures and occasional media/solution prep activities. The work may also require some work related to cell therapy projects.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work in the cell culture development organization
  • Work in a team of scientists
  • Small scale cell culture work (usually CHO cells producing Mabs)
  • Thawing mammalian cells and subsequent cell expansion under a laminar flow hood (aseptic techniques are a requirement)
  • Analytical measurements (cell counts, metabolites, gases) during each passage
  • Bioreactor cultures and setup
  • Bioreactor inoculation and daily sampling including necessary adjustments (feeding, probe adjustments, etc.)
  • Media/solution prep for the bioreactor cultures
  • Preparing media, feeds, solutions needed for bioreactor cultures
  • Occasional work related to cell therapy projects (primary human cells)
  • Similar to the work with CHO cells, thawing, passaging, etc.
  • Small scale as well as bioreactor cultures
  • Data recording
  • Transfer of data into appropriate database
  • The work will require weekend/off hours work
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Candidate should have a BS degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or in a similar field (higher degree optional)
  • Familiar with basic aseptic techniques including basic laboratory skills (pipetting, etc.)
  • Familiar with general mammalian cell culture work (work under laminar flow hood, basic knowledge of analytics related to mammalian cell culture)
  • Basic solution preparation skills related to mammalian cell culture.
  • Good communication skills and must be a team player
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bioreactor experience
  • Previous work in cell therapy
  • GMP experience

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