Bioprocess Associate I/II - Cell Biology, Bioprocess Development

Employer
United Therapeutics
Location
Durham County, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
1768854678
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
The Job Details are as follows:
What we do
United Therapeutics Corporation focuses on the strength of a balanced, value-creating biotechnology model. We are confident in our future thanks to our fundamental attributes, namely our commitment to quality and innovation, the power of our brands, our entrepreneurial culture and our bioinformatics leadership. We also believe that our determination to be responsible citizens - having a positive impact on patients, the environment and society - will sustain our success in the long term.
We currently have five approved products on the market and a long-term mission of providing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs for those who need them.
Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her. We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of "medicines for life". We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, pediatric cancers and other orphan diseases.
How you'll contribute
This role will conduct and assist in research efforts to develop novel cell and cell-based products for treating pulmonary hypertension and other lung diseases.
- Follow prescribed laboratory methods and protocols under GLP/GMP-like conditions
- Execute process development studies to improve yield, purity, and quality of primary lung cell types.
- Independently make technical observations in process and conduct preliminary troubleshooting.
- Routinely perform bioanalytical assays to phenotypically and functionally characterize cells (such as flow cytometry, IHC, protein analysis).
- Perform routine large-scale primary lung cell culture in 2D and 3D to support process development activities for a tissue engineered product including generation and maintenance of Master and Working Cell Banks.
- Author laboratory procedures and protocols for the production and analysis of primary lung cells.
- Record laboratory data in the in-house data management system(s).
- Present and discuss data with laboratory staff and program leaders.
- Assist in training of new employees on prescribed cell bioprocess methods.
- Assist in troubleshooting of problems in the laboratory. Identify problems and devise solutions to overcome technical issues.
- Participate in the evaluation of new technologies.
- May contribute to or generate technical reports.
- Other duties as assigned.
For this role you will need
Minimum Qualifications
- Associate degree in biology, cell and molecular biology, or biomedical sciences or similar
- Bioprocess Associate I - relevant industry experience in biology, cellular and molecular biology, or biomedical sciences
- Bioprocess Associate II - minimum of 4+ years of industry experience in biology, cellular and, molecular biology, or biomedical sciences
- 2+ years of industry experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, flow cytometry
- Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
- Facility with appropriate word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and related standard software.
- Experience with laboratory instrumentation and data software.
Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in biology, cell and molecular biology, or biomedical sciences
- 2+ years' industry experience in molecular assays, cellular assays, and fluorescence microscopy
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Ability to work with a diverse set of coworkers
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols
- Ability to organize data
- Highly self-motivated
Life as a Unitherian
At United Therapeutics, you'll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged... all while making a difference in the lives of our patients.
United Therapeutics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
We strive to be an organization that engages the minds, hearts, and most spirited efforts of each of our employees. Our sense of purpose transforms what we do from work into mission, occupation into vocation and achievement into success.
We challenge our employees with innovative and revolutionary projects, offer an environment which fosters high-level job performance and provide a highly competitive total rewards package. This is what makes United Therapeutics a stimulating place to work.

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