Associate Scientist-Downstream Process Development


Follow Your Genki to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)

The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Join FDB and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what FDB call Genki.


The Associate Scientist - Downstream Process Development will assist in the development and characterization of scalable purification processes, and technology transfer to the manufacturing group as appropriate. This individual will have familiarity with a range of purification technologies including centrifugation, filtration technologies (TFF and depth), chromatographic separations and basic laboratory analytical techniques (SDS-PAGE, spectroscopy, pH/conductivity meters, etc.)

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Essential Functions:

Assist in the development, optimization, and scale-up of chromatography processes (including affinity, IEX, HIC, etc.) and filtration processes (including UF/DF, depth filtration, and sterile filtration, etc.).

Operation of chromatographic systems (GE AKTA, and other Unicorn based equipment).

Operation of centrifugation equipment.

Operation of filtration equipment.

Participate in developing and carrying out experimental protocols.

Maintaining detailed laboratory notebooks following FDBT procedures.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

Excellent laboratory technique.

Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Familiarity with writing SOP’s and batch records.

Understanding of cGMP procedures and protocols is desirable.

Good self-discipline and attention to detail.

Must have good planning, organizational, and time management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and be willing and able to interface with colleagues in many different roles and functions throughout the organization.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

Experience prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching above shoulders and stretching.

Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate office and laboratory equipment.

Lift up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Attendance is mandatory.


Bachelor’s Degree with 1 year of relevant experience; OR

Associates Degree with 4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail or call 979-431-3500.

Job Type
Full Time
53 days ago

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