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Research Associate II, Virus Production

Vigene Biosciences
Rockville, MD 20850
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description

Department: Research-Virus Production

Reports to: Director, Research Production

Location: Rockville, MD

Company Overview

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an award winning CDMO that provides viral vector-based gene delivery services and products for research and clinical applications. We are proud to support scientists at any stage of research: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes thousands of scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Job Summary:
As a part of Virus Production, the Research Associate II is responsible for performing viral harvesting and purification with AAV and production procedures, including organized record keeping and stock management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform techniques involving cell culturing, harvesting and downstream purification with AAV; including ultra-centrifugation
  • Perform production procedures with limited supervision
  • Optimize the process specifics and strategies involved with increasing turnaround times
  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot basic mechanical operations
  • Perform routine tasks by following the SOPs
  • Perform other tasks as assigned that ensures sustainable 'first-time-right' performance
  • Follow verbal and written procedures in operating production equipment and performing processing steps; accurately complete appropriate production documentation
  • Other responsibilities as required
Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • n/a
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • n/a
Knowledge & Other Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience with cell culture, virology, basic molecular biology/biochemistry, and/or cell biology
Other Characteristics:
  • Working experience with virus production preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Ability to resolve customer issues
  • Well organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and independent working skills
  • Team player
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship
Physical Requirements/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:
  • Standing, sitting, typing, bending
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
We have established multiple policies to protect our employees' health & safety while allowing essential operations to continue following social-distancing & PPE guidelines. Non-essential departments are working remotely and/or working alternative hours.

Posting ID: 602266327Posted: 2021-02-26