26 days old

Production Technician - Gaithersburg, MD

Kelly Services
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Kelly Services connects talented professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting opportunity available as a **Production Technician** located in the **Gaithersburg, MD** area. Opportunity is with an industry leading bio-pharmaceutical company!

+ **Title:** Production Technician

+ **Hours:** 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday - Friday

+ **Location:** Gaithersburg, MD

+ **Pay Rate:** $24.50/HR

**Important Note:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly Services office, not your local Kelly branch. Please reply to this posting for immediate consideration.

**Summary:** The position is focused on supporting production of therapeutic proteins in Development Scale UP Center. Responsibilities include preparing media and buffer solutions and executing cell culture and/or purification steps with pilot scale equipment and systems.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ The Development Scale Up Center (DSC) at in the Manufacturing Sciences department (within Research and Development) is responsible for scale up, technology transfer, and facility fit assessment of clinical and commercial processes to manufacturing.

+ The R&D Associate will also be responsible for producing development drug substance material for toxicology studies and meet material demands for development.

+ The data generated from the pilot scale facility (Development Scale Up Center, DSC) is used to determine facility fit and assist with the tech transfer.

+ The candidate must be able to perform upstream and/or downstream production, including all activities from vial thaw through formulation of drug substance at pilot-scale.

+ DSC, in collaboration with cell culture and purification development and process engineers within R&D, also evaluate innovative technology, implement novel process control/automation methods and support scale down model development.

+ The environment is challenging and ever-changing, with varying degrees of process definition and frequent piloting of novel process operations and novel molecule formats.


+ This is a hands-on, laboratory/pilot plant position that requires good laboratory skills and ability to follow standard procedures.

+ Operating balances, filtration equipment, use of aseptic techniques, water systems, peristaltic pumps, laminar flow hoods, pH meters, conductivity meters and other laboratory equipment.

+ Preparation of reagents, buffers, cell culture media.

+ Maintain chemical and lab supplies inventory and requests vendor quotes as needed.

+ Familiarity with bench and pilot scale bioreactors, mixing systems, filtration and chromatography skids is a plus.

+ Strong problem-solving, documentation and organizational skills with a focus on details and results.

+ Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with functional group members, project teams, manufacturing personnel, and suppliers is essential.

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

+ General knowledge of cell culture and purification processes is a plus.


+ This position can be filled at either the Research Associate I or Research Associate II level.

+ The Research Associate I level requires a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or related field with 0 to 2 years of combined industry related process development, manufacturing, or related field.

+ The Research Associate II level requires a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or related field with 2 to 5 years of combined industry related process development, manufacturing, or related field.

**Special Skills/ Abilities**

+ Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment is a must.

+ Skills should include an understanding of purification/cell culture unit operations, and general laboratory techniques and instrumentation.

+ The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

+ The candidate should be self-motivated and possess good interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. This position reports to a Manager within the DSC.

**Why Kelly?**

+ As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

+ A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

+ Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

+ Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

+ Several employee discounts

+ And more!

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

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping
you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ
each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**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. 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: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-16

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