Chemist Water Purification Job Description Sample
Sales Representative Water Analysis And Purification Specialist
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US - Illinois - Chicago
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Location/Division Specific Information
Chicago, St. Louis, Northern Indiana / Lab Products Division
The major focus of the Lab Products Group (LPG) Specialist role is to proactively sell Water Analysis and Water Purification products to new and existing customers. Covering all of IL, MO, Northen Indiana and surrounding markets.
Water Analysis products include an expansive portfolio of liquid and electrochemical analysis sensors, instruments and analyzers which makes even the most complex measurements routine, reliable, and accurate – in the lab, online, and in the field. Products also include a complete line of Lab Water Purification systems and accessories capable of delivering all American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) accepted water types suitable for a variety of general lab, analytical and life science applications. The role will support revenue generating activities, utilizing technical and application selling skills. It also includes supporting the LPG generalist selling teams in a Specialist capacity along with distribution partners through joint customer calls, product demonstrations, and attending trade shows and onsite events. The role also includes working directly with end users to assess their needs and recommend comprehensive solutions.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to showcase your contributions and skills in developing new accounts and growing revenue through relationship building and territory management. These skills and your talent to drive sales and productivity will align your success with our goals.
Develop and execute annual sales plan which aligns to and delivers assigned revenue targets
Adjust planning as needed to reflect market and competitive trends and mitigate business risks to ensure revenue targets are met; communicate changes as requested; including bookings, revenue and forecasting
Maintain contact database for customers, channel partners, and industry associates in CRM tool and utilize this tool to manage account and customer information and activities
Build and maintain a sales pipeline which is sufficient to exceed monthly and quarterly goals; utilize available tools to maintain and report as required
Work with marketing to coordinate customer promotions and launch of new products in assigned territory
Protect and grow core markets by focusing on share gain and incremental growth of Thermo Scientific Lab and Process Products by influencing and supporting channel partners through cooperative sales planning, goal setting, training and technical support
Act in a product Specialist capacity to support LPG generalist selling teams on Lab Water Analysis and Water Purification products to include technical sales support, product training and customer demonstrations
Sell directly and through manufacturer representative organizations Water Analysis Process products, to include identifying OEM accounts across all markets
Develop major accounts within territory by identifying a target list of potential focus accounts and work with LPG commercial teams to outline opportunity and develop account specific plans
Access high growth adjacent markets by prospecting and initiating contact with customers and channels in new markets
Bachelor Degree required in Biology, Chemistry or Life Sciences preferred
Experience selling analytical instruments and process products
Experience with Salesforce.com or comparable CRM
Ability to communicate effectively and influence decisions across all levels of an organization
Experience in setting up, managing, and supporting a channel partner network
Must be able to competently provide technical product demonstrations, seminars, and training on Water Analysis and Purification products and solutions
Travel of 40-50% required to all states in assigned territory
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Lead Water Purification Plant Operator
This position requires a demonstrated ability to perform advanced functions related to the operator and maintenance of equipment at all water treatment facilities. This position functions as a Lead Operator and also as Chief Plant operator when required, performing complex analysis of the Water Treatment Plant operations and having direct charge of the operation of a water treatment facility or Water Production Facilities. Positions at this level provide instruction and assistance to lower level Water Treatment Plant Operators. This position is normally filled by advancement from the Water Treatment Operator II. Position requires three to five years of experience in a Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator and must possess a minimum of a Class 'C' Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the time of accepting position.
Essential Job Duties:
Incumbents may not perform all of the list duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Operates the water treatment plant including related subsystems and instrumentation.
Monitors the treatment process from the control board/computer screen; monitors various treatment processes including coagulant feed, rapid mix, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection; monitors the addition of chemicals added for taste and odor control.
Monitors water quality by performing laboratory tests at various stages in the treatment process including tests for chlorine residual, ph, turbidity, hardness, alkalinity, odors and other tests as necessary to maintain water quality; calibrates laboratory equipment; maintains laboratory records.
Determines chemical dosage and makes adjustments to plant processes as necessary including for ferric Sulfate/Aluminum Sulfate, chlorine, ammonia, potassium permanganate, caustic soda, powdered activated carbon, and other chemicals.
Reads gauges and meter; interprets data to maintain the proper treatment process, proper distribution operation, security, and alarm status; make flow adjustments.
Operates pumps and valves utilizing a SCADA system; monitors systems for alarms, make adjustments, and provides appropriate response; notifies Plant Management or appropriate staff as necessary to respond to problems.
Operates mechanical equipment including pumps and motors, chemical feed pumps and systems, air compressors, and manual, electrical, and pneumatically operated valves; operates hard and power tools; operates a light truck.
Operates chlorination equipment related to the chlorine performs maintenance on chlorine system including chemical piping system; participates in calibration of chemical feed equipment.
Orders chemicals, Inventories and takes delivery of bulk chlorine.
Maintains operational logs and records.
Makes visual inspections; monitors facilities and roads to insure adequate security.
Performs preventative and predictive maintenance on treatment plant equipment; assists Maintenance personnel in making major and/or specialized repairs to equipment; coordinates work of contractors and of other departments.
Operates the City's water production system including elevated and ground storage and pump stations; ensures adequate availability and pressure to all service connections.
Provides appropriate response to emergencies and spills including those involving hazardous materials; wears respirators including self contained breathing apparatus as required.
Responds to inquiries from the vendors, suppliers, and public; answers questions from customers pertaining to water quality, low pressure, and leak reports.
Supervises and Trains operators.
Performs related duties as assigned or required
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Water treatment plant. Exposure to noise of plant machinery and other equipment; mechanical and electrical hazards of operating equipment; fumes and odors of chemicals and gases; toxic substances such as chemicals, cleaners, solvents, and gases; all types of weather and temperature conditions. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks and requires working varying hours, overtime, weekends, and holidays. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed in both indoors and in plant area and outdoors in field and collateral facilities.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a plant and field setting and operate assigned equipment. CONTINUOUS walking, balancing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting of objects weighing up to 10lbs from below waist level to above shoulder level and transporting for distances up to 100 yards, fine finger dexterity to operate tools and controls, firm grasp to lift and carry objects; FREQUENT sitting, standing, reaching, twisting at waist, upward and downward flexion of neck, side to side turning of neck, lifting of objects weighing 11-25lbs from below waist level to above shoulder level and transporting up to 100 yards; OCCASIONAL climbing, pushing/pulling, lifting of objects weighing from 26-50lbs from below waist level to above shoulder level and transporting for distances up to 10 yards; INFREQUENT crawling, lifting objects weighting from 51-100lbs below waist level; with assistance, and transporting for distances up to 10 feet with assistance. Must be able to climb 150+ foot ladder and work effectively at the height.
Other: Safety regulations prohibit Operators from wearing contact lenses when working with certain chemicals or from wearing beards or other facial har that prevents a proper respirator fit. Must pass annual respirator physical and fit testing.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Operations, services, and activities of a water treatment system.
Principles, practices, materials, chemicals, and operating procedures related to operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant.
Operating principles of plant equipment including valves, pumps, and motors.
Methods and techniques of reading and interpreting gauges, recording devices, and related monitoring systems.
Tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plant facilities.
Maintenance and repair principles and practices including preventatvie maintenance procedures.
Emergency maintenance and repair procedures related to water treatment facilities.
Methods and techniques of conducting laboratory tests and procedures related to water treatment analysis.
Mathematical calculations used in the water treatment operations.
Hydraulic and distribution principles.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Operational and safety regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations.
Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
Principles and procedures used in the proper handling of chemiclas.
Principles and practices of customer service.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Principles and practices of record keeping
Principles of training.
Operate, monitor, and maintain a variety of water treatment plant equipment, facilities and systems.
Perform complex inspections and preventive maintenance of treatment plant facilities and equipment.
Read and interpret gauges, meters and other instrument readings and take effective course of action.
Diagnose complex operational problems and perform effective maintenance on equipment.
Respond to changing demands on water flow, water quality, and equipment requirements.
Monitor and adjust plant processes.
Compile and record complex data and material.
Work well with others in a team environment.
Complete work within an assigned time frame.
Perform math calculations related to water works.
Operate assigned equipment and tools in a safe and effective manner.
Operate office equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED required supplemented by TCEQ training courses in the Surface and Ground Water related fields also management training is highly desirable.
Experience: Three to Five years of experience in a Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator.
License or Certificate: Possession of a Class 'C' Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Required. Must be able to obtain and acquire a valid class 'B' Water works license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality within (2) years of accepting position. Possession of a valid Texas Class C Texas driver's license is required.
Senior/Principal Water Chemist
TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960's, is a national engineering and environmental consulting firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in industry and government, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.
TRC is seeking a Senior to Principal-level Water Chemist to support our diverse and challenging environmental projects on a national scale. The successful candidate will work closely with TRC's Technical Development Unit within our Engineering, Construction, and Remediation (ECR) Practice, integrating with other TRC technical experts to support and develop projects and clientele nationally.
Work as part of multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and project managers to bring superior solutions to our clients' complex water treatment and soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment remediation challenges.
Research and provide solutions to complex water and waste treatment problems on the feasibility, bench, and full-scale.
Generate well-written, technically sound reports.
Work with clients and support strategic business growth initiatives.
At least 15 years of experience in industry or consulting, or at least 5 years of research experience.
BS and MS in engineering or chemistry disciplines.
Expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry.
Experience in design and evaluation of treatability studies.
Experience in standard and forensic analytical laboratory methods.
PhD in engineering or chemistry disciplines.
Experience with sediment investigation and remediation.
This position comprises a national role and is not location-specific; however; ideally the candidate would join one of our existing technical centers in Madison (WI), Concord/San Francisco (CA), Fort Collins (CO), New Providence (NJ), Lowell (MA), or Greenville (SC).
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at www.trcsolutions.com.
EOE: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Power Plant Water Chemist
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Georgia-Pacific's Consumer Products Division is searching for a Power Plant Water Chemist for the mill in Muskogee, OK. This role is responsible for the principles, practices, techniques, and technology of the power plant water treatment system. This position is also responsible for maintaining records and data for reporting, and using that information to make recommendations and proactively drive improvements. If you are someone who likes to drive process improvements and values compliance and safety, apply today!
Located on the Kerr-McClellan Navigational Channel (Arkansas River) on about 640 acres of land, the Muskogee Consumer Products Operation spans across approximately 70 acres of manufacturing and warehouse space. The mill employs approximately 830 employees. We are the second largest employer in the Muskogee, OK area and 45th in the state! Our facility operates on 12-hour shifts, 7 days per week, 365 days per year; housing 2 of the 13 largest tissue machines in the world and paper machines that produce an average of 900 tons of paper per day. We produce approximately 100,000 cases per day and more than 2.4 million finished product cases that are loaded and shipped from this mill each month. Our finished product consists of a mix of 40% Retail and 60% Commercial.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Leading the Power Plant Chemical Process Safety program
Performing new chemical safety reviews and training operators, for all chemicals entering the department
Performing water chemistry analysis
Maintaining proper water chemistries for boilers, cooling towers, and river process water
Operating and maintaining demineralizer trains, condensate polishers, iron filters, amine polishers, river water clarifiers and cooling tower systems
Inspecting and evaluating boiler waterside internals during shutdowns
Monitoring mill condensate hardness and working with other departments to resolve issues
Supervising the unloading of chemical trucks
Managing the water treatment tanks and pump mechanical integrity programs
Maintaining monthly chemical usage and inventory, ordering the chemicals and reagents as needed
Accounting for total costs and savings associated with water treatment
Charting process control metrics to diagnose issues and take action before problems occur
Developing a complete asset strategy for all water treatment equipment
What You Will Need:
High School Diploma or GED
Two (2) or more years of water chemistry experience
Experience managing industrial equipment and processes
Willing and able to work occasional weekends
What Will Put You Ahead?
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Power Engineering
Five (5) or more years of experience working with water chemistry
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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
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Research Associate III - Purification
The Broad Institute is in search of a highly motivated and capable Sr. Research Associate II to join the Center for the Development of Therapeutics (CDoT). CDoT is committed to developing and applying novel drug discovery approaches and technologies to address critical unmet medical needs not being tackled elsewhere. The successful candidate will share this commitment and be part of a multidisciplinary team that drives innovation to solve therapeutic challenges.
Works within the Center for the Development of Therapeutics to provide mass-directed LC-MS purification support for medicinal chemistry activities. Works closely with medicinal chemists on purification of small molecules in preparation for downstream activities including affinity/potency determination, in vitro ADME, and in vivo pharmacokinetics. Provides day-to-day maintenance and oversight of LC-MS purification instrumentation utilized in both analyst-dedicated and open access settings. May also conduct bench level experiments for analytical functions including purity assessment, assay development, and in vitro ADME. Requires cross-functional interaction with medicinal chemists, software engineers, and other institute members on a daily basis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining analytical laboratory instrumentation; preparing, ordering, and maintaining necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies; and data collection and analysis.
Purifies small molecules utilizing a Waters AutoPurification mass-directed LC-MS system with FractionLynx software package
Enters data informatics to track progress of compounds through purification protocol
Follows SOP's to track and maintain performance of purification instruments
Documents, compiles, and analyzes instrumental data; maintaining laboratory notebook and records in accordance with Institute guidelines including timely recording and review of information
Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments, and ensure that projects support current team goals in a dynamic environment.
Maintains and improves technical knowledge base.
Other related tasks as necessitated by the position or as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. chemistry, biology, physics, etc) with 3-5 years of experience within an academic or industry lab setting
Knowledge of scientific instrumentation (LC-MS, high-throughput-screening robotics, liquid handling) is a plus
Knowledge of Waters FractionLynx software is a plus
Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently
Strong communication skills and the ability to interact collaboratively with all staff levels
Efficient organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
The Broad Institute will not offer Visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
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Scientist 3, Purification And Chemical Process Development
The Purification/Chemical Process Development team is seeking a Process Chemist with experience in the scale up and scale down of purification processes. This position requires experience in solvent extraction, ion exchange, adsorption/desorption, filtration and crystallization. A successful candidate will be able to utilize various analytical techniques such as GCMS, GC-FID, LCMS, and GPC generating data to characterize impurity profiles as well as identify molecular and surface interactions for purification of target bio-derived products. It will be necessary to interpret data through risk assessment for scale up of processes and ensure they can meet projected volume requirements, product specifications and customer expectations. Strong communication skills are necessary to provide recommendations along with supporting data to cross-functional teams. Collaboration is key to successfully moving projects forward with safety as a priority for all Purification and Chemical Process Development activities.
Personally responsibility for individual as well as co-worker safety and maintaining safety as the highest priority by supporting and reinforcing procedures and policies as part of a safety first culture.
Application of chemistry concepts to purification process design and development based on best practices.
Characterization of bio-derived process streams, determine fate of impurities including mass balances for unit operations.
Design experimental plans to generate meaningful data for process solutions and predictive models.
Hands on performance of laboratory and piloting equipment.
Develop scale up and scale down processes for evaluation and process optimization.
Generate SOPs, Reports and Technology Transfers.
Meet target deliverables within specifications and timelines.
Provide process strategies and communicate success probabilities to stakeholders.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.
5+ years of relevant industry experience.
Proven experience with purification techniques including column chromatography, ion-exchange, filtration and crystallization.
Experience developing scalable processes, including tech transfers to pilot scale and manufacturing.
Experience with predictive modeling of scale down processes.
Team oriented, self-motivated, able to communicate effectively with excellent documentation skills.
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Scientist II - Purification
Job Description: Job ID: PAL001672
Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.
Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient's last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall's food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.
Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall's engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.
Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.
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The position has the responsibility for performing downstream purification processes for monoclonal antibody and virus production. The individual will focus on purification activities in the laboratory, developing processes from material produced in bioreactors through a rigorous scientific / engineering approach in a conjunction with senior team members. The candidate ideally has experience in bioprocessing, and more specifically, with bioreactor monoclonal antibody and viral vector production processes. The individual must be competent in the analysis and interpretation of data, and will ideally have experience with analytical technics used for protein and virus characterization. The candidate will present data to collaborators and will assist in writing memos, protocols and reports by organizing data and observations.
Planning and execution of experiments for Pall downstream process development services including, continuous bioprocessing systems, depth filtration, chromatography, TFF testing along with some of the analytics
Prepare project summaries, by combining all data from a specific project from multiple individuals.
Help with administrative functions for projects – preparation of report drafts, budget tracking, draft proposals
Bachelors in biological science / chemical engineering & minimum of 6+ years of experience in protein purification or MS in biology / chem engineering & 4+ years of experience in protein purification
Experience with purification of monoclonal antibodies and expressed proteins, experience with viral particles is a plus (gene therapy and/or vaccine fields)
A good understanding of protein purification mechanisms and basic protein analysis tool (gels, ELISA)
Prior experience compiling information into technical reports
Ability to solve moderately complex issues independently
Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks with good organizational skills
Skills and Knowledge:
Plan and execute experiments for DSP, analyze data
Performance of required analytic assays, possibly including gels, ELISA, qPCR, protein glycosylation mapping.
Analyze project results and summarize for discussion with team. Make recommendations for further optimization
Help with administrative functions for assigned projects – including preparation of reporting docs, etc. (10%)
Ability to communicate effectively
Strong team oriented work style
Self-starter w/ ability to execute technical tasks and projects with minimal supervision
Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Abilities to adequately record, analyze and document analytical data
Ability to reproducibly follow established procedures and critically analyze data using statistical tools.
Ability to work effectively with cross-functional groups.
Good hands-on and productive in the laboratory.
Comfortable working with outside customers in meetings and presentations
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Protein Purification Technician I
The Protein Purification Technician I performs assigned manufacturing and process development duties in a ISO 13485 environment.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
Execute development and production scale purification protocols as directed.
Work with standard scientific equipment as described in relevant procedures; AKTA Purifier and AKTA Pilot, UV spectrophotometer, balances, chromatography columns, SDS-PAGE, autoclaves, pH meter, refrigerators, freezers, biohazard safety cabinets.
Record results in laboratory notebooks; required to have meticulous organization and record keeping skills.
Prepare buffers and solutions.
Communicate as a team member with other functional groups, via face to face, email and written reports.
- Bachelor's degree from four year college or university and/or combination of experience and training.
- 1-2 years related life sciences experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Drive and Determination.
Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance success of project and maintain strong relationships within all parts of company.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work flexible hours to complete tasks as required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Senior Scientist, Protein Purification
The primary purpose of this position is to design, plan, and execute the diverse purification / recovery operations required for the production of the various vaccine candidates. These include development of scalable purification processes for native and recombinant proteins (soluble, membrane-embedded) using broad range of fractionation methods (centrifugation, ultra / diafiltration, etc.), and chromatographic techniques (affinity, ion exchange, hydrophobic interaction, immobilized metal, and mixed mode chromatography). Careful documentation of work and presentation of data is required. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to SOP guidelines and cGMP/GLP regulations, where applicable.
Develop, optimize, and scale-up recovery/purification processes for isolation of vaccine candidates up to pilot plant scale.
Continuously evaluate each process and technique to assess its robustness, suitability and scalability. If necessary, introduce required modifications and improvements.
Collaborate with colleagues within Vaccine Research and Development organization including Bioprocess Fermentation, Analytical, and Formulation Development groups.
Present problems and propose solutions in discussions with group members. Offer insights based on experience to group members to help solve existing problems.
Plan and prioritize related recovery / purification activities.
Coordinate purification activity support and serve as a point person for the Process Development group when required.
Independently analyze, interpret, and provide conclusion and present experimental data.
Author and review purification procedures and reports.
Represent the process development group in relevant project sub team meetings, as required. Maintain detailed records and keep management informed as to the progress or issues.
Keep abreast of scientific/ technological development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review. Utilize new technologies and establish those technologies to improve purification / recovery capabilities of process development group.
Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements
Satisfactorily complete all GLP and safety training in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace
Perform timely notebook entries and review for completed experiments.
Perform other duties as assigned
The incumbent advises the supervisor of the equipment and consumables required to accomplish the work.
PhD in Biochemistry or related discipline with 0-4 years of academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology postdoctoral experience is necessary, or a relavant MS degree with minimum of 7 years relevant experience
A strong background in protein biochemistry, biophysics, and separation techniques is essential. Hands on experience with various classes of proteins is preferred.
Experience isolating/purifying proteins from both microbial and mammalian systems is preferred
Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Knowledge and ability to independently design, plan, and execute purification / recovery activities. These should also include the ability to operate and maintain relevant instruments, resolve technical problems related to instruments, and execution of analytical / biophysical characterization methods.
Proficiency and ability to utilize various techniques such as FPLC / HPLC, UV-Vis, CD, fluorescence spectroscopy to isolate and, when necessary, characterize purified vaccine candidates.
Independently analyze and provide conclusions regarding experimental data generated
May also lead / direct junior colleagues within the group and facilitate scheduling of related activities to complete assigned tasks.
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Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.
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Other Job Details:
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Scientist Ii/Iii/Iv Or Engineer I/Ii, Purification Process Development
Opportunity and Summary of Position:
Scientist II/III/IV or Engineer I/II Purification Process Development, is a position that will support the development and characterization of robust purification processes for biosimilar monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins including chromatography and multiple types of filtration processes. This position will support the Oncobiologics pipeline which spans early and late phase process development needs. Scientist I/II/III or Engineer I/II, Purification Process Development, will be responsible for contributing to the planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of experiments related to the development of manufacturing processes for biosimilars. Scientist II/III/IV or Engineer I/II, Purification Process Development, will report to Associate Director, Purification Development.
Develop scalable filtration processes including methods for depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, and viral clearance. This should include working knowledge of filter capacity screening and evaluation.
Evaluate chromatography resins and membrane adsorbers (e.g. Protein A, ion exchange, mixed mode, hydrophobic interaction) to be used in purification processes and process models.
Perform process characterization studies for purification unit operations, including scale-down model studies, range studies, and resin lifetime studies.
Perform viral clearance studies at an offsite contract laboratory.
Develop scalable chromatography methods that maximize efficiency of operations in manufacturing.
Perform small scale purification in support of cell line and cell culture development organizations.
Maintain a current electronic laboratory notebook with scientific rigor to meet project needs for process development.
Author and review documentation, including but not limited to, technical transfer protocols and development reports.
Present data in team meetings as required.
Provide process support to functional areas as needed.
Execute process development enabling analytics required to make development decisions rapidly.
Remain current with respect to chromatography techniques and equipment.
Operate safely and according to company environmental requirements.
Maintain current lab environment (e.g. buffer/solution preparation, raw material ordering, equipment maintenance and repair, hazardous waste disposal).
Qualifications & Experience:
The company is seeking an individual with the following qualifications:
B.S/M.S/Ph.D Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent field.
Minimum 2+ years of experience in absence of graduate degree. Position will be commensurate with experience.
Experience using GE Healthcare AKTA instruments and Unicorn software.
Demonstrated ability in all modes of chromatography including column packing and buffer/solution preparation.
Experience in developing chromatography and filtration scale-down models for use in protocol driven process characterization and validation activities is desirable.
Experience in filtration including general operation as well as capacity determination.
Must be familiar with GMP guidance(s) and support clinical and commercial manufacturing with appropriately developed process.
Experience in viral clearance studies is desirable.
Experience with HPLC/UPLC; experience with electrophoretic, ELISA, and associated equipment is desirable.
Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written, and the ability to interface effectively with analytical, process, and business development is required.
Good conceptual, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills – must be detail-oriented, well organized, and able to work independently and in teams.
A "hands-on" energetic individual who enjoys challenges, a quick pace, and is capable and dedicated to getting the job done.
An assertive, take-charge, scientist or engineer with a strong results orientation, positive "can do" attitude, and a sense of urgency to get things done.
The ability to listen to, learn about, and build upon organizational best practices and successes.
A competent, fast learning individual with the ability to multitask and adapt to change.
A mature thinking and acting scientist or engineer with good common sense and judgment.
Location: Cranbury, NJ
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