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Downstream Scientist

Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry. Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Downstream Scientist to support our Professional Scientific Services group in Berkeley, CA.

Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Independently plan and execute bench scale experiments related to the development and optimization of a purification process for adeno-associated virus (AAV)
  • Assist with the execution of viral clearance studies in a GLP environment
  • Identify and troubleshoot potential study-related problems and provide suggestions to overcome them
  • Analyze and summarize results from experiments
  • Communicate findings in the form of presentations and reports to the project team
  • Be familiar with new technology/methods/equipment that can help improve the current processes and methodologies
  • Contribute to the general operation of the laboratory including, but not limited to the maintenance of equipment, ordering of supplies, and maintaining a clean and safe working environment

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Excellent understanding of purification principles and methodologies
  • Hands on experience with the operation of chromatography and other purification related equipment (eg. AKTA, TFF, HPLC)
  • Familiarity with various analytical tools (eg. qPCR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, DLS, CE-SDS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, or a related field
  • 2 - 4 years of relevant industrial experience in the area of viral vector or protein purification
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Berkeley, California are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Lab PSS employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: EUROFINS SCIENT., Berkeley , Downstream Scientist, Other , Berkeley, California

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