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Scientist II - Downstream Process Development

Company: Charles River Laboratories, Research Models and Se
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Location: - Rockville, MD, US, 20850 Rockville, MD, US, 20850 Rockville, MD, US, 20852 For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. Job Summary The Scientist II will apply knowledge and expertise to design and execute downstream processes for purification of biologics products and different types of viral vectors such as adeno-associated virus (AAV), adenovirus, lentivirus etc. The Scientist II will provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Duties and Responsibilities --- Design and execute project specific process independently for purification of different types of viral vectors including AAV, lentivirus, adenovirus, and other biologics to meet the requirements for specific projects in compliance with regulations.
--- Evaluate clients' process regarding feasibility and potential risks for productivity and quality of products. Propose solutions for improvement. -
--- Identify, source, and prepare appropriate materials according to the project scope.
--- Execute different units of operations in downstream processes including cell lysate clarification, chromatography using different types of columns, and different filtration processes.
--- Lead assay development for in-process samples including but not limited to viral titer assay by qPCR or HPLC, viral purity and identity assay by SDS-PAGE silver staining and Western blot, and other assays. -
--- Represent Process Development in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects internally and to clients.
--- Document all data in compliance with SOPs and provide help to support IND documents based on client requirements.
--- Other responsibilities as needed. Job Qualifications
--- Ph.D. in Virology or Biochemistry, or related life science field with 3+ years of related experience, or M.S. in a related field with at least 5 years of experience.
--- Working experience with virus production is preferred.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
--- Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
--- Good critical thinking skills.
--- Ability to resolve customer issues.
--- Well-organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time.
--- Strong ability to adapt, be flexible, and work independently and with resilience.
--- Team-player.
- Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. -
Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. -
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of > 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. For more information, please visit
Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Biochemistry, Scientific, Biotech, Scientist, Pharmaceutical, Science, Engineering

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