Process Scientist

ABEC, Inc.

Bethlehem, PA


Description

Position Summary:

The Process Scientist is responsible for collaborating, leading, and executing process sciences efforts, specifically focused on cell trials to support internal or/and external projects during the implementation new technology; equipment and process characterization, generation knowledge or any ABEC key activity related with process sciences. This role involves conducting experiments, collecting, and analyzing data, coordinating equipment setup and execution, batch planning and execution, protocol and report preparation, and customer interaction. Additionally, the Process Scientist will contribute to activities such as marketing content generation, new product development support, and sales and services.


Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute internal and external projects to ensure successful process development, process characterization and scale-up/down execution. Facilitate effective information flow, risk assessment, timeline execution, issue resolution, and documentation for cross-functional teams. 
  • Prepare protocols for trial execution, future experiments, analytical methods, and validation.
  • Generate reports related to trial execution, future experiments, analytical methods, validation, and market studies.
  • Collaborate with managers and cross-functional teams to create product and test protocols in accordance with ABEC standards and guidelines.
  • Design and evaluate product prototypes and develop plans for new products and technology development.
  • Define procedures to evaluate product performance.
  • Understand customer and market requirements, collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop and evaluate new products and solutions, as well as improve existing ones.
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs), records, and guidelines.
  • Author scientific publications such as white papers, application notes, posters, and reviews.
  • Train new personnel.
  • Develop training materials and work with department leads to implement training.
  • Provide general support to other functional groups, such as Project Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Applications, Product and Manufacturing teams to drive product revenue and margin growth.
  • Evaluate product costs and collaborate with operational departments to reduce costs and improve gross margins.
  • Communicate with professionals at all levels in the field and incorporate their insights into product improvement.
  • Work in a professional team-based office environment, meeting date-driven and customer-focused commitments.
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Execute other assigned tasks.
  • Willingness to travel when required.

Company Background: ABEC has been a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry for over 45 years. ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximize productivity. ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilization systems.


Benefits include:

  • 3 weeks vacation time (pro-rated in the first year), 10 paid holidays 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (benefits start day 1)
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Generous 401K plan (40% match)
  • College tuition benefit program
  • Employee Referral Program 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Life Sciences, or Sciences field (Biological, Chemical, Physics, or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of 1 year of post-graduate experience in a laboratory.
  • Preferred 5 years of post-graduate experience working in biopharmaceuticals or a related field, with a focus on product development.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in aseptic techniques.
  • Strong background in animal cell culture and microbial fermentation.
  • Familiarity with MO fermentation, animal cell culture, cell banking, seed train, and applicable analytical methods for process characterization.
  • Experience in biosafety cabinet operation.
  • Previous involvement in protocol and report preparation.
  • Statistical Analysis and Design of Experiments (DoE) 

A Plus:

  • Involvement in writing white papers. 
  • Technical expertise in upstream manufacturing and/or process development.
  • Experience with primary cell culture.
  • Experience in technology transfer, process characterization, and process validation.
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