Purification Specialist - Abzena

Purification Specialist

Location: San Diego, CA
Area: Manufacturing

Position Responsibilities:

  • Focus on development work to develop scalable and robust processes on accelerated timelines.
  • Independently writes study protocols, experimental designs, tech transfer reports, and development reports.
  • Conduct activities in support of production schedules and objectives as directed by senior staff.
  • Maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements and assist with in-process testing.
  • Perform manufacturing and process development activities for projects and products in collaboration with others.
  • Completes laboratory work and associated paperwork by assigned completion dates.
  • Provides training to new personnel in a specific technical process.
  • Represents departmental activities as needed, including project teams, training, and evaluation of new technologies.
  • Prepares components, media, buffers, and other solutions as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Complies with Abzena’s policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures and mission.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues and subordinates.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business.
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership with knowledge-based expertise in related areas that can be applied to meeting Abzena’s strategic goals.
  • Travels as needed to attend professional conferences, train on new technologies, and execute process transfer in support of clients.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • AA/AS or BA/BS degree that included laboratory work in a chemistry, biology, chemical engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Manufacturing Associate, or equivalent, in a GMP environment
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision, and to maintain accurate records and notes.
  • Ability to organize workload, oversee workload of associates and lab technicians, and relevant resource requirements.
  • Skill in leadership duties, to include time management and planning.
  • Skill with chromatography, ultrafiltration, normal flow filtration, and single-use technologies or cell culture parameters (for various cell lines) and nutrient requirement in shaker flasks and disposable bioreactors up to 25L for production .
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and to maintain accurate records and notes.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks and changing priorities, when required.
  • Skills in problem solving and troubleshooting .
  • Ability to safely operate production equipment in accordance with established practices.
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