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Upstream Process Development Associate - Gaithersburg, MD

Kelly Services

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Title Upstream Process Development Associate - Gaithersburg, MD

Jobid US51FPDS_BH1425731

Location: Gaithersburg, MD, 20898, USA

Description Kelly Scientific Resources has an exciting opportunity as an Upstream Process Development Associate supporting the development, characterization, and tech transfer of processes to manufacture purified Lentiviral vectors used for pre-clinical and clinical gene therapy products. You will apply your cell culture experience to support production, and characterization, of Lentiviral vectors using adherent and suspension based production platforms.


+ Carry out all aspects of upstream vector production with the goal in mind that every effort is aimed at developing and qualifying processes required for clinical gene therapy products.
+ Order necessary supplies, maintain laboratory equipment and space
+ Prepare media and buffers
+ Train team members as needed

+ Bachelors degree in the life sciences with 3-5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
+ Previous biotech industry experience is preferred, specifically in the fields of gene therapy and virology
+ Experienced at passaging and producing in adherent cell culture systems (i.e. Cellstacks, Cell Factories, Dishes/Flasks)
+ Experienced at passaging and producing in suspension cell culture systems (i.e. Stirred-tank bioreactors, Wave bioreactors, Shaker flasks)
+ Strong experience utilizing single-use technologies in the production or purification of biologics
+ Working knowledge of common purification techniques (i.e. Filtration, UF/DF, Chromatography, etc.). Experience is a plus.
+ Previous experience performing assays and methods commonly used for viral vector quantitation and characterization (ELISA, Flow Cytometry, qPCR, SDS-PAGE, Western-blot, HPLC, Particle analysis, Host cell protein detection, Total Protein and Nucleic acid quantitation methods, etc.)
+ Knowledge of cGMPs
+ Experience in process validation and technical writing.
+ Superb documentation and organizational skills, capable of providing summaries and generating development reports to support technical transfer to Manufacturing as well as process qualification
+ Experience with late stage product development, application of QbD principles, as well as statistical design of experiments with JMP software is a plus.
+ Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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