Assistant/Associate Scientist/Engineer


Seattle, Washington

a month ago

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Position Title : Assistant/Associate Scientist/Engineer
Duration: 12 Months
Work Location : Seattle, WA, 98109

The Assistant/Associate Scientist/Engineer to join our Vector and Gene Delivery MS&T group in GDPAD. The successful candidate will design and execute experiments related to supporting commercial vector manufacturing processes.  This person will collaborate across all CMC functional areas to insure project advancement, rapid and best in class execution, and communication of challenges/opportunities.
  • Oversee lab activities and schedule
  • Design studies to support commercial manufacturing deviation investigations.
  • Support the the execution of process characterization studies.
  • Collaborate with commercial vector team to identify opportunities for process improvements, make formal recommendations.
  • Lead identification and implementation of new technologies and procedures from Development into Manufacturing
  • Lead efforts focusing on alignment and harmonization of manufacturing process across multiple sites
  • Support the hands-on training of commercial process unit operations to Vector MS&T
  • Identify, design and manage small capital engineering projects
Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:
  • The candidate must have demonstrated verbal, written, and communication skills including ability to present complex information clearly and concisely, with a successful proven history of working with technical teams. 
  • Experience should include management of lab activities, technical support of a cGMP manufacturing facility, including strong knowledge and engineering leadership for viral vector manufacturing and processing equipment, and process characterization.
  • Prior experience in/knowledge of cell culture, viral vector manufacturing, recovery and/or purification of viral vector product in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Prior experience with SOPs, cGMPs and how they are applied within a regulatory environment required
  • Prior experience participating in process characterization preferred
Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:
  • Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemical or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent area of related experience in biologics upstream manufacturing
  • Preference given to candidates with experience performing process characterization
  • Knowledge of cellular immunology and/or vector manufacturing a plus
  • Experience with cGMP, ICH guidelines, PPQ (process validation), control strategy development, and working within a Quality organization
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP, Minitab)
  • Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrix environment
  • Experience writing experimental plans and protocols
Physical Demands:
  • Position requires repetitive use of hands and wrist (computer work), and infrequent lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs
  • Occasional bending, twisting and stooping to allow for gowning into classified environment required
Work Environment:
  • Position will require time in the office and lab
  • Position is a team & project-based position that will require occasional shift work, weekends, and holidays

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $45.00/hr.

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