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Winter Co-op/Biopharmaceutical Technology

Description of Department:

The Biopharmaceutical Technology group supports biopharmaceutical production in maintaining a process databases, files, and hardware. Also, the group provides technical support and insight for production staff to aid in producing life-saving medicine. Additionally, the group performs data analysis to support in investigations and process improvements.

Job Description:

  • Determine adequacy of plant to accept new technologies and appropriate actions to implement start of new process operations.
  • Responsible for development and preparation of technology transfer/process validation protocols and “hands-on” startup of production processes with operators.
  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of technology transfer/process validation reports or documentation.
  • Identify potential process problems, provide technical advice to Production and/or Quality Department to resolve process problems.
  • Advise management as to possible opportunities for process improvements.
  • Collect and track process trend data and monitor process trends. Determine causes of process variances and recommend corrective actions.
  • Stay current with developments in the fields of biotechnology and bioprocessing. Responsible for learning and understanding process technologies under development within R&D.
  • Demonstrate the use of OE tools and philosophies.
  • As necessary will be required to carry out laboratory based biopharmaceutical process development/investigational activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in either biological or chemical science, engineering, or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the 6-12-month co-op.
  • Must have an active student status and/or within 12 months post-graduation from a BS or MS degree program. Post-doctoral candidates are not eligible.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing and the different aspects (upstream and downstream)for making monoclonal antibodies (mAb).
  • Basic understanding of the science behind unit operations for cell culture and purification.
  • Able to interact well with peers and senior personnel in scientific, quality, engineering and operational disciplines.
  • Able to prioritize, and decide appropriate courses of actions. Effective at implementing decisions.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.
  • Provide your own funding for relocation and commuting.