Associate Scientist - GMP manufacturing, cell culture in Lansdale, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences currently has an opportunity for an Associate Scientist to join a team in Virus bulk vaccine manufacturing, supporting a new PAT (process analytical technology) lab and laboratory operations.


  • Take responsibility for routine assay execution, laboratory maintenance, maintaining GMP documentation, and proactive process and assay monitoring of the virus propagation process.
  • Work efficiently in a high paced environment, collaborate well with others, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Conduct a real-time flow cytometry assay in support of increased manufacturing process control and consistency in viral growth kinetics.
  • Participate in the transfer of process analytical technologies (PAT) to cGMP manufacturing facilities, and support implementation and operations in the new PAT laboratory.
  • Support routine laboratory operations, cleaning, supply ordering, and preventative maintenance.
  • Support proactive process monitoring through assay and process data collection, GMP laboratory experiments (e.g., viral growth curves), etc.
  • Characterize existing processes, identify key sources of variability, and identify potential process improvements.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments to support technical investigations and implement sustainable long term solutions


  • BS in life science (e.g., biology, microbiology, immunology, virology, etc.), or engineering (e.g., biomedical, chemical).
  • Experience with flow cytometry and/or performing immunoassays is preferred.
  • Experience in analytical testing utilizing a variety of biochemical, molecular, and cell biology techniques desired
  • Experience in laboratory operations including GMP documentation, equipment maintenance, and scheduling.
  • Experience with cell culture and aseptic techniques.
  • Good general industrial process knowledge and experience with cGMP manufacturing and/or large-scale production.
  • Must have excellent communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills; as well as strength in data analysis/interpretation, and the ability to exercise scientific judgment for real-time decision-making.
  • Strength in technical troubleshooting and problem solving, as well as superior result reporting skills (i.e., presentation of results, impact, and recommendations).
  • Must be able to work both independently and within multi-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and manage/differentiate ambiguous situations is important.

***For immediate consideration, please email your updated resume to with 'Associate Scientist PAT' in the subject line.

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