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The Biologics Associate III is responsible for all aspects of product production, from cell culture scale up through production in bioreactors (or other technologies) to product purification. Products include biological therapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies, plasmids and viral vectors for clinical research use.
Schedule Requirements: 5-day x 8-hour shift - Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend, holiday and evening work required.
Scale up of cell culture and purification procedures from research levels to production levels
Developing purification schema appropriate to each product
Adapt alternative technologies to support production activities
Train and mentor personnel, including cross training to provide backup capabilities
Assist Management with the development of documentation for resource operations, including batch records and standard operating procedures
Monitor and maintain equipment including autoclaves, bioreactors, incubators and chromatography equipment
Assist with facility cleaning, culture vessel de-pyrogenation, assembly and sterilization
Interface with and assist Quality Control in coordinating product testing and facility monitoring
Demonstrate technical acumen, operational understanding and GMP compliance in the maintenance and continued expansion of the Biologics Processing Facility
Supportthe improvement and implementation of all GMP procedures and policies related to manufacturing operations
Maintain a high level of quality and safety standards
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of manufacturing methods, costs and results
Maintains appropriate level of training and meets compliance standards
Evening and/or weekend work may occasionally be required based on project need
Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific major or equivalent
Four yearsof experience in a cell therapy or biologics facility or equivalent
Direct experience in aseptic processing techniques and a thorough understanding of biologics clinical manufacturing required
Has a thorough understanding of cGMP requirements for clinical manufacturing
Ability to work with limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations
Must be able to don and wear appropriate clean room attire and have the ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds, the ability to stand for extended periods and use stepladders
Must have the ability to stand for long periods
Experience with protein purification
Familiarity with multiple technologies for culture of mammalian and prokaryotic (bacterial cell culture; fermentation) cells at various scales of production
Experience with DNA plasmid prep and viral vector production
High level of comfort in dealing with specialized mechanical and electronic equipment
Familiarity with disposable technologies such as Single Use Bioreactors (SUB)
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.