Upstream Process Development Associate

Upstream Process Development Associate, San Diego, CA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PD Lead Associates, Associate Scientists, and Scientists with the development work to develop scalable and robust processes on accelerated timelines.
  • Perform manufacturing and process development activities for projects and products in collaboration with others.
  • Assist with technical transfer of upstream manufacturing processes from clients and between Process Development and Manufacturing groups.
  • Assist in scale-up calculations for varying scales of the process ¿ up to cGMP scale.
  • Assist in cell culture protein production using aseptic techniques.
  • As needed, assists in protein production under cGMP standards for clinical trial material.
  • Capable of making media and buffers following protocols and procedures.
  • Assists in production-scale cell culture operations for protein production and manufacturing of final products.
  • Assists in the documentation of observations and collecting data or analysis.  Capable of data management.
  • Conduct activities in support of production schedules and objectives as directed by senior staff.
  • Maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements and assists with in-process testing.  
  • Maintain lab organization and cleanliness by regularly stocking supplies and managing supply inventory.
  • Assemble and autoclave tubing assemblies.
  • Knowledge of quantitative analytical methods.
  • Represents departmental activities as needed, including project teams, training, and evaluation of new technologies.

General Responsibilities:

  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Complies with company¿s policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and company policies, procedures, and mission.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, and subordinates.
  • Ability to participate effectively with supervisors, colleagues, and subordinates.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of company¿s business.
  • Travels as needed to attend professional conferences and train on new technologies.

Job Requirements:

  • Associate's degree (AA / AS) or Bachelor's degree (BS) in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • One (1) to three (3) years in a laboratory environment.
  • Basic knowledge of protein production.
  • Skill with single-use technologies or cell culture parameters (for various cell lines) and nutrient requirement in shaker flasks and disposable bioreactors up to 500 L for production.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and maintain accurate records and notes.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks when required.
  • Skills in problem solving and trouble-shooting.
  • Ability to safely operate production equipment in accordance with established practices.

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 relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

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

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re 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.

Kelly complies with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative. A conviction record does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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