1+ months

Sr. Scientist

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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We go where others wont, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world.Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

Contribute to the strategic direction of projects in DVS at EPDG, including contribution to scientific integrity and experimentation and planning project milestones. Collaborate closely with other technical leads across different functions and teams to achieve corporate and divisional goals. Mentor scientists to develop purification processes in support of product development.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Execution of experimental protocols for developing/optimizing manufacturing processes
Develop scalable production processes for cell culture and fermentation producing recombinant proteins and recombinant viruses.
Identify appropriate equipment and process scale and technology transfer to manufacturing for candidate proteins to be used as vaccines and/or therapeutics.
Trouble shoot and maintain cell culture and fermentation systems.
Develop Harvest, Clarification, and Recovery processes utilizing standard methods including centrifugation and multiple forms of filtration.
Prepare experimental protocols, Operational and Maintenance Equipment SOPs, and Manufacturing Batch Records.
Author and review documentation such as Detailed Technical Plans, Technology Development Reports, and Technology Transfer Protocols.
Train other members of the development services and manufacturing team in cell culture and microbial fermentation techniques.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.

Ph.D. or MS degree in biology, biochemistry, engineering required. 5 plus years of related experience with Ph.D. and 10 years with Masters; includes post-doctoral experience or BS with 13-15 years experience depending on area of responsibility.
Extensive knowledge of bioprocess unit operations specifically protein biochemistry and protein purification required.
Hands on experience using cell culture and fermentation production equipment including cell stack and roller bottles, AMBR microreactors, iCELLs reactors, standard 1 to 10 L reactors like the Sartorious series, and GE SUBs, as well as centrifugation and various filtration systems.
Matrix based experimental design is required and experience with DOE highly desirable.
Knowledge and/or experience with upstream fermentation/recovery are also important. Understanding of Design of Experiments and knowledge of JMP software.

Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2023-02-01 Expires: 2023-07-03

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