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Scientist - I (Assistant) - Upstream (Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering)

On-Board Companies
West Point, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
On-Board Scientific is hiring a Scientist I Upstream (Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering) in West Point, PA!

For immediate consideration please send your resume to

Subject Line: Position Title and State you are located

About Us:

On-Board Services, Incorporated is an on-site contract service provider for a local manufacturing entity providing full time positions to our employees. We offer benefits as well as 401k.

Position Details:

Title: Scientist I - background (Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering)

Position Type: 1 year contract with additional opportunity contingent upon performance and continued business need

Job Location: West Point, PA

Shift: 1st shift

Compensation: $26.75 per hour


Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prepare laboratory reagents, solutions, and culture media

Perform lab-scale fermentation runs to meet different needs

Set up process equipment for lab-scale experiments

Perform in-process monitoring assays

Analyze, collate, track, and report data back to client staff members

Maintain records and test results following good laboratory practices (GLP) guidance

Work independently and efficiently

Document work clearly and perform tests accurately

Communicate effectively with client staff members


B.S. in Biology, Bio/chemistry, Bio/chemical Engineering, or related science or engineering field.

At least six months of laboratory experience in upstream bioprocessing (e.g. shake flask and/or bioreactor operations).

The ideal candidate would possess:

General laboratory skills, experience with aseptic manipulations, pipettes

Experience in operating bioreactors

Experience in culturing microbial and/or mammalian cells at different scales

Experience performing basic cell-based assays (e.g. cell counting, optical density, metabolite analysis, imaging)

Basic knowledge of cell culture stages and rational

Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel

Highly computer literate. Capable of quickly learning and adapting to new computer programs. Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.

Additional Requirements:

This position will require occasional off-hour and/or weekend work (10-20% of hours may be "off-shift")

This position will require work with Biosafety Level-1 organisms

Apply Today!

On-Board was founded in 1976 by Robert L. Wilson to provide Engineering and Design services to the chemical manufacturing industry. Today, On-Board is a thriving privately held family of companies with services including: Consulting, Professional Engineering, Industrial Maintenance and Facility Management, Contracted Manufacturing and Production Services, as well as Temporary Staffing and Recruiting throughout North America.

The On-Board Family of Companies conducts operations through its Corporate Headquarters located in East Windsor, NJ along with Regional Offices in New Castle, DE and Wake Forest, NC. On-Board's Mission is to provide "Flexible Service by applying the talents of our people, work processes and technology to meet our clients' expectations in a Safe, Responsible and Dependable manner."

On-Board Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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