Cell Biology Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Employer
Kelly
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 01, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
2352202821
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
[Kelly/NIH: ]()Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as a Bioinformatics Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

* Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package

* Optional health, vision, and dental plans

* Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

* Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

* Support the Cell Culture Development group at the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) Laboratory of the Vaccine Research Center

* Provide technical oversight of cell culture (upstream) process development projects for VRC clinical candidates and manage tech transfer efforts for clinical manufacturing to support first-in-human trials.

* Work with scientists and/or associates to develop upstream process methods that will enable robust and scalable manufacturing of recombinant vaccine and therapeutic mAb biologics at 200 to 2000 L scale productions.

* Design and direct the execution of studies to support cell culture process development, including process optimization studies using statistical methods (e.g. Design of Experiments - DoE) and provide supporting analysis to establish process parameters.

* Provide scientific direction in the set-up and execution of fed-batch bioreactor cell culture operation of CHO and HEK293 cell lines utilizing glass and single-use vessels.

* Work closely with Project Managers to ensure upstream milestones are appropriately set and met on time.

* Effectively communicate with other departments on program deliverables, material transfers, and overall project milestones in advancing clinical candidates to manufacturing.

* Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) on cell culture operations, including process optimization and scale up of CHO and HEK293 cell lines in development, manufacturing, regulatory (CMC) meetings, and external collaborations.

* Work with scientist and/or associates in troubleshooting and improving upstream methods during the development cycle.

* Mentor and guide upstream personnel to maximize team capabilities and advance individual performance along with VRC/NIH goals.

* Planning and oversee the upstream processes for toxicology lot material production. This includes editing/approving all process protocols, execution thereof, and the generation of production reports following successful campaigns.

* Writes/edits/reviews tech transfer documents (Process Descriptions/Process Flow Diagrams) to support upstream process Master Batch Record authoring.

* Work with regulatory team as needed to support IND submissions and other requests.

* Encourages and drives innovation to meet new cell culture challenges and seeks to publicly distribute novel technologies through presentations at conferences and/or publication in peer-reviewed journals.

* Collaborate with Manufacturing teams on Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MS&T) initiatives, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

* All support positions require a minimum of a BS degree

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE

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