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Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist, Bioprocess R&D, Andover, MA

Posted by on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Job Opportunities .

The Sr. Scientist will join a team of scientists and engineers within Bioprocess R&D at the Andover, MA site focused on developing and optimizing mammalian cell culture processes for the production of recombinant proteins, biologics, and gene therapy vectors for early-phase and late-phase clinical trials for human therapeutics.

  • The focus for this position will be on media development/optimization and media formulation support for development and manufacturing.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing cell culture experiments in several types of equipment, including flasks, bench-top bioreactors and microbioreactors (Ambr® 15) with the goal of developing robust, scalable, and highly productivity media for cell culture processes that produce therapeutic proteins with appropriate product quality attributes.
  • Responsibilities will also include support for development and clinical production facilities on media and media preparation tech transfer, media formulation records review, new media powders generation and qualification.


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent with 0-2 years of industry experience.
  • Requires competency in aseptic laboratory technique, ability to design complex experiments and interpret data
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative projects, and ability to communicate effectively with scientists and management in a highly matrixed organization.


  • Practical knowledge of mammalian cell culture and cell physiology
  • Experience developing commercially relevant processes to produce pharmacologically active proteins
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of statistical methods
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent laboratory skills
  • Applicants should be bright, organized, self-motivated, and capable of working independently, and in a collaborative environment—Massachusetts— Andover/Senior-Scientist–BioProcess-R-D_4792905-3

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