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Process Development Associate I/II

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Position Description

In the Process Development Associate I/II position you will contribute to project-based deliverables in a biopharmaceutical Process Development team. You will conduct benchtop experiments to support technology transfer to a GMP manufacturing process. 

We are seeking a highly motivated Process Development Associate I/II to assist in drug substance purification design and optimization. The Process Development Associate I/II will perform bench work in fermentation, lysis, and AKTA chromatography scale-up and method development.  

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Wet lab experience with biochemical purification techniques

  • Biomolecule analysis experience (HPLC, PCR, electrophoresis, etc.)

  • An ability to apply associated principles, theories, and concepts to plasmid purification process development

  • An ability to communicate clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing

  • A willingness to be trained and learn new techniques

  • GMP/GLP experience highly desired 

Education Required

An undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry Engineering, or Chemical Engineering with 0-5 years of biomolecule purification experience.  

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Vical Incorporated
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San Diego, CA 92121-4340
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