Scientist II, Process Development

Posté 29 déc. 2021

Carlsbad, California - United States

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A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.



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Your Role:

MilliporeSigma is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to be a part of a cutting-edge gene therapy process development team. As part of a dynamic organization and global leader in life sciences, the successful candidate will work as a Process Development team member to develop viral vector processes, execute process characterization studies, support process validation, analytical development, and execute analytical testing. You will also provide input for areas of innovation, new product development, and technical representation to advance the field of viral therapy.


  • Primary technical lead for the development of internal and external viral vector processes for transfer into cGMP manufacturing.  
  • Responsible for understanding the scope of work, generating study protocols and reports, executing studies, developing and executing analytical assays, analyzing results.
  • Interface with clients prior to initiating programs to provide technical guidance, as well as throughout the project to provide updates and troubleshooting when needed.
  • Support technical process transfers internally and from 3rd party sites.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Tech Transfer and Manufacturing teams to facilitate the transfer of the processes from Process Development into GMP Manufacturing.
  • Support Process Characterization and Process Validation studies.
  • Communicate effectively with Technical Operations Leadership team, internal and external network partners and the Product Teams.
  • Executing Quality by Design (QbD) principles and incorporating statistical design of experiment (DoE) approach in the process development work.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other Life Science related field
  • BS with 10+ years, MS with 7+ years or a PhD with 3+ years of experience
  • 3+ years hands-on experience in Upstream OR Downstream Bioprocessing unit operations and development of analytical assays
  • Experience with column chromatography and bioreactor development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with viral vector production at the research and pilot scale, mammalian cell culture processes (adherent and in bioreactors), and single-use systems
  • Analytical assay experience (qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, HPLC, SDS PAGE)
  • Experience with downstream unit operations (clarification, tangential flow filtration, and chromatography)
  • Ability to exercise significant judgment when analyzing complex projects and demonstrate a high level of scientific achievement and understanding
  • Experience with DOE using JMP or similar software for experimental design and analysis
  • Innovative approach to problem-solving and integrated view of business/scientific issues
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within Process Development; act as champion on initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in client service
  • Lead by example, offer scientific coaching and mentoring to other staff members (training and scientific support for ongoing projects)
  • Experience with cGMP manufacturing and Quality Systems within an FDA regulated environment a plus.


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