Assistant/Associate Scientist

Devens, Massachusetts
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Type: Contract

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Job ID: 142020

Date Posted: 06/13/2019

Title: Assistant/Associate Scientist
Location: Devens, MA

Schedule: 8am to 5pm Mon – Fri.

Type: Temporary

Start date: ASAP


  • The Associate Scientist within the Biologics Development Downstream group will participate in the development and optimization of downstream processes for the production of biologics at different clinical stages, as well as assist in the development of a next generation downstream manufacturing platform.
  • The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a highly technical, diverse, and collaborative team of scientists and engineers.
  • PD scientists and engineers contribute to cross-functional teams to meet highly visible business objectives.
  • This position offers the opportunity to interface with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Support, Analytical, Quality Assurance, and Global Regulatory Sciences groups.
  • Design and execute protocols to solve process-related manufacturing investigations and drive process improvements by using laboratory and pilot scale-down models in protein chromatography, viral inactivation, viral filtration, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, membrane filtration, depth filtration, and centrifugation.
  • Document experimental data and results, verify and interpret data with respect to the laboratory protocol and manufacturing process.
  • Evaluation of new process technologies, including multicolumn continuous chromatography (MCC) operation.
  • Characterization of products and impurities.
  • Buffer preparation and column packing.
  • Appropriate GLP/GMP procedures must be followed.



  • MS or BS in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 2–4 or 4–6 years, respectively, of relevant industrial and/or academic experience.
  • Knowledge of protein purification, protein stability, and demonstrated experimental skills for laboratory work are required.
  • Experience with AKTA purification operations and UNICORN method writing is helpful.
  • Experience with process scale-up/scale-down and process characterization is a plus.
  • Critical qualities include a high degree of initiative, good verbal and written communication skills, strong scientific skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment


Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services.  For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.

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