Senior Research Associate, Upstream Process Development

Applied Molecular Transport are looking for an experienced Fermentation Scientist/Engineer to develop, optimize and scale-up upstream processes for the production of biopharmaceutical proteins.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development and execution of upstream processes to produce novel therapeutic proteins at lab scale.
  • Set-up and operation of fermentation equipment ranging from 200mL to 30L.
  • Process monitoring and sampling, including performing routine sample analysis using biological, biochemical, and analytical chemistry assay techniques.
  • Preparation of media, solutions and buffers.
  • Participation in daily operation and routine maintenance of process and analytical equipment.  Maintaining a clean and organized lab environment. Chemicals and consumables stocking, etc.
  • Maintenance of lab notebooks and batch records, preparation of SOPs and other technical documentation.

Required Skills

  • Operation of lab scale fermentation/cell culture equipment, including: fermentors, pH meter, autoclaves, laboratory scales and centrifuges.
  • Competence in analysis and presentation of experimental results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, documentation, organization, good record keeping, writing reports and SOPs.
  • Proficiency in cell culture and aseptic technique
  • Strong technical competency in the scientific principles of fermentation, microbiology and basic chemistry
  • Attention to detail, safety and good laboratory practice.

Required Experience

  • A Bachelor’s/Master’sPhD degree or equivalent experience in Chemical Engineering or Microbiology or related field.
  • At least 2 years of hands-on lab experience working with fermentation equipment.

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