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Description
BTG is looking for an Associate Scientist for the Upstream Process Development
Responsibilities:
• Operate bioreactor systems at various scales in fed-batch and perfusion- processes (media and feed preparation, seed train, BR assembly etc.)
• Operate processes of fermentations and bacteria propagation in anaerobic environment
• Ongoing day to day support of bioreactors and fermenters processes, including support on off-hours (nights, weekends, On-Call), perform analytical testing (GMP experience is an advantage)
• Implementation and development of high throughput technologies
• Supporting writing of technical documents including protocols, reports, SOPs & risk assessments, etc. 
• Coordinate information and documents for regulatory filings
• Conduct technical discussions & meetings with internal stakeholders including Product & Process Research, Downstream Development, QA and RA to facilitate implementation of new technologies
• Present results at internal and external meetings
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills

Requirements
• MsC or Bachelor degree in Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology or Biochemistry
• Minimum of 3 years relevant experience, biotechnology or pharma setting
• Previous hands-on experience with anaerobic microbial environment handling – a must
• Previous hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture – an advantage
• Excellent organizational and technical skills 
• Ability to manage concurrent deliverables and work effectively with others in a challenging, milestone-driven environment
• Ability to diversify technical skills in a fast-paced organization
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and SCADA systems.
Advantage for experience in:
• Fed-batch and perfusion-based cell culture and bacterial processes at various scales 
• Understanding of high throughput cell culture systems and related automated liquid handling technologies (AMBR or equivalent) 
• Effective technology transfer to manufacturing, process development and scale-up development
• Experience in GMP/GLP environment