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Bioprocessing Associate (Pilot Production Technician I) - BPD

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-059437 Date posted 08/23/2019

As a pilot production associate in the Clinical production team within Biopharmaceutical
Development, you’ll build broad knowledge of bioprocessing in a cGMP environment to launch
your career in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this role you will take an adaptable, science
driven approach to everything you do. You will become an integral part of process development,
accelerating product candidates into the clinic and gaining knowledge and experience in cell
culture, purification and critical support activities. Under the supervision of highly trained
personnel, you will gain the process knowledge and skillsets to perform large scale clinical
development activities through hands-on training. You will join a collaborative and driven team
in a world class biopharmaceutical company that is driving disruptive innovation in the industry.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree and 0+ years experience OR Associates degree and 1-2 years
experience OR high school diploma and 5+ years experience.

Principal Duties:
• Operates bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment such as: incubators, stainless steel
and disposable single-use bioreactors, depth filtration skids, LN2 dewars,
chromatography skids, single-use mixers, centrifuges, washers, autoclaves, tanks and inprocess
testing instruments.
• Performs SIP, CIP and manual cleaning and sanitization of equipment
• Monitors critical process parameters and troubleshoots equipment during processing.
• Performs daily manufacturing tasks per Standard Operating Procedures and
Manufacturing Production Records.
• Documents all manufacturing activities clearly and accurately per cGMP and regulatory
requirements.
• Prepares for processing by ensuring equipment and materials necessary are adequate and
available.
• Ensures all production activities are completed in an aseptic, safe and compliant manor.
• Interacts regularly with co-workers, senior personnel and supervisors in dynamic team
environment to improve quality and process efficiency
2019


Purification Technical Principal Duties:
• Introductory knowledge of Column Chromatography process operations, column packing
TFF (Tangential Filtration Flow) and basic analytical testing (e.g. Protein concentration,
osmolarity, pH etc.)



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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