Mission: ? The Engineer I/II is responsible for executing a scientific plan and conducting laboratory research with moderate supervision. Reporting Relationship The Engineer I/II in Upstream, Process Development will report directly to the Associate Director, Upstream Process Development at the Alachua, FL headquarters. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Plan, execute, and troubleshoot experiments for the optimization of upstream process steps in flasks and bioreactors for approved research plans Optimize process parameters to increase virus yield from adherent & suspension cell lines Responsible for scale up and manufacturing of viral vectors up to 200 L in bioreactor Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data in the course of biologics production and processing Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of written and electronic materials and results Attend designated meetings to ensure professional development Observe and comply with AGTCs Employee manual Observe and comply with AGTCs Safety and Quality manual Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards Educational Qualifications Engineer I: B.S. with minimum 2 years or M.S. with relevant experience in bio/chemical engineering or related field. Engineer II: B.S with minimum 5 years and M.S with minimum 2 years of relevant experience in bio/chemical engineering or related field. Additional Qualifications Course work in biology, biochemistry, or engineering principles applicable to mammalian cell culture, inclusive of bioreactors Training in CSTR theory and demonstrable ability to apply it to experimental planning and execution Understanding/working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Supervisory Responsibilities Previous management or supervisory experience not required Associated topics: chemical engineering, coatings, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polymer synthesis, polypropylene, polyurethane
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