17 days old

Process Development Scientist

Kelly Services
Boulder, CO 80305
**Kelly Services is currently seeking a** **Process Development Scientist** **for a Direct Hire role in Boulder.**

**Job Title** : **Process Development Scientist**

Pay: $85 115k depending on experience

**This is a direct-hire salaried position + benefits, PTO, and additional company perks**

**Job Description** :

There is an exciting opportunity in the cell line development (CLD) group to support the foundation for successful biologics production. The successful candidate will be developing the protein engineering function and capabilities. The candidate should be eager to take on new tasks, sometimes with minimal direction, to help drive innovation and improve biologics production. Primary responsibilities will be to model protein structures from primary sequence, use that information to identify potential sequence liabilities and to recommend protein sequence modifications to improve the manufacturability of the drug candidate. Additional responsibilities will include support of client programs as a technical resource, specifically supporting programs with protein refolding challenges.

The successful candidate should be proficient in protein modeling techniques, especially homology modeling, and able to use and interpret those models. The Scientist II will program the companys own structural modeling tool and write code for streamlining efforts to input a primary sequence and output figures, data, and even analysis of the structure to understand and present potential manufacturing liabilities both internally and to clients. A working knowledge of product quality attributes (e.g. aggregation) associated with therapeutic protein production is highly desirable.

The candidate should also be proficient in standard wet-lab biology practices including pipetting, note-booking, sterile technique, as well as chemical usage and storage. Standard wet-lab techniques for analyzing proteins (i.e. SDS-PAGE or SDS-CE) are highly desirable. Protein chemistry and thermodynamics knowledge is useful to support client refolding programs.

A working knowledge of unit operations for protein expression and purification, is desirable for interaction and support of upstream and downstream process development groups. In addition to protein modeling or computational biology, experience in bioinformatics, protein chemistry, protein manufacturing, or metabolic modeling is a plus.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

Models protein structures from primary sequence and write code to create protein analysis tool

Technical support of client programs, including wet-lab work to support cell line development and process development efforts.

Participates in internal meetings, client meetings, and technical investigations.


PhD in computational biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, or related area and 3+ yrs work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Actual position will be commensurate with candidates qualifications.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, or customers. Ability to clearly and succinctly write reports, protocols, and general technical documents.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Math Ability:

Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

Computer Skills:

In depth knowledge of standard Protein Engineering software tools (e.g. MOE). Ability to leverage open-sourced software tools to develop analysis workflows. Python knowledge is a plus. Microsoft office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), Internet, E-mail, ELN.

Equipment Used:

Computer, telephone, lab equipment

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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