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Scientist I - Downstream Process Development in Princeton, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

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    Princeton, NJ
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Job Description

Process Development Scientist 1 (Downstream) 


  • This individual will provide routine analyses as assigned in a biology environment by following standard practices for a large pharmaceutical company in the Princeton, NJ area.


  • Assist with internal development of scalable processes with improved product yield and reduced costs in a biologics environment.
  • Make detailed observations and reviews, document, and communicate test results.
  • Maintain lab equipment.
  • Conduct routine tasks and sample analyses to support process development.
  • Record results in notebook accurately, clearly, and regularly.
  • Assist with preparing protocols, reports, and test methods.
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Help to maintain laboratory and order common supplies.
  • Execute, record, and evaluate experimental data appropriately, including the writing and revising of process development reports and technology transfer protocols as needed.
  • Learn and assist with the development of recombinant protein (including mAbs) purification processes, including chromatography process, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, nanofiltration, process characterization and optimization, process scale up, scale down model qualification, and viral clearance validation.



  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field required.


  • 0-2 years of experience in protein purification.
  • Experience with AKTA, Unicorn software, and/or chromatography (HPLC) highly preferred.
  • Technical writing experience highly valued.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Good foundation in general scientific practice, principles, and concepts of discipline.
  • Basic knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Good lab skills.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good MS Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to execute tasks and studies based on the deliverables.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize routine scientific data.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to properly document work and write reports.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standards procedures.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION email your resume to Jenny Jeanpierre at with 'Scientist I - Downstream?' in the subject title.

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