andrewsafb | Co-Op, Cell Culture Process Development in Essex, MD

Co-Op, Cell Culture Process Development

  • Paragon BioServices
  • 1031 Hyde Park Rd
  • Essex, MD 21221
  • Full-Time
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Paragon Bioservices is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) whose focus is the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals. We provide industry-leading GMP development and manufacturing services for cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals such as recombinant viral vectors, next generation vaccines & hard-to-express recombinant proteins and oncolytic viruses. Paragon's scientists, engineers, quality experts, manufacturing operators and program managers are experts working with biologics from research and process development to GMP manufacturing for clinical trials and commercial launch.

Paragon Bioservices is seeking qualified interns and student co-ops to support rapid growth of the company. Our internships and co-ops provide in-depth, targeted on-the-job training and ongoing mentorship to help future talent maximize their potential.

The Co-Op candidate must have a solid grasp of basic concepts and be willing and capable to learn in a fast-paced environment. Interest in cell culture and mammalian and insect cell propagation is required. This individual functions with supervision as a cooperative associate and is actively engaged in cell culture upstream and midstream process development within a dynamic project team. Displays basic scientific and technical knowledge, initiative and scientific commitment, and makes scientific and technical contributions within the fermentation group.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Participation in projects focused on the development of methods for production of therapies for rare and orphan diseases
Cell propagation in shake flasks and reactors
Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data collection
Participation in laboratory discussions, complete production records, assemble data presentations and summaries
Aseptic techniques including plating, expansion and propagation of mammalian, and optimization of growth kinetics
Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis and trending

Qualifications/Knowledge:

Completed at least 3 semesters of undergraduate studies and had at least one laboratory course in any of the following: Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biochemistry.
Knowledge relevant to aseptic technique, mammalian cell expansion, recombinant protein expression, and culturing methods
Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on lab-related activities
Knowledge of transfection methods a plus
Practical knowledge of basic laboratory instrumentation, including pH and conductivity measurement, centrifugation, and mammalian cell culturing
Knowledge of heterologous protein expression and VLP/AAV production and analytical methods
Familiarity with harvest methodologies
Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, cell culture, sterile technique and related methodologies is preferred
Prior internship experience preferred

Timeline & Next Steps

This is a 6-month co-op and will begin in June 2019.

Please submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on March 22, 2019. Applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis.

Paragon Bioservices is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Associated topics: clinical, cytometry, histologist, immuno oncology, immunoassay, injury, medicine, patient, vaccine, virus


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