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Development Associate I, RNA Biochemistry

Company Name:
MedTeam Staffing
This is a contract position
Position: Development Associate I, RNA Biochemistry
Reports to: Development Scientist
Location: Cheshire, CT
Our client is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products.
Position Summary
The Development Associate I is responsible for performing assigned experimental tasks to support the development and optimization of manufacturing processes or analytical/characterization methods for company RNA therapeutic candidates and platform processes. The Development Associate I will work in collaboration with other members of Process Development and Analytical Sciences.
Principal Responsibilities
Conduct experimental studies to develop, optimize or qualify manufacturing processes or analytical/characterization methods for biotherapeutic candidates (40-50%)
Execute experimental studies to support manufacturing process development or analysis of therapeutic RNAs (40-50%)
Document study results in notebooks, forms, and technical reports (5%)
Assist in laboratory management including ordering and maintenance (5%)
Qualifications
A successful candidate will typically have 0-2 years of RNA production and purification experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical /biotechnology industry
Experience with Unicorn programming and operation of AKTA and other chromatography skids is preferred
Proficiency with various MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required
Education
A successful candidate will typically hold a BS degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university.
Competencies
Problem solving skills: Solves routine technical problems
Scientific Inquisitiveness: Understands background of assigned technical tasks
Communication skills: Discusses work with supervisor and coworkers; Can draft technical documents with templates
Technical expertise: Conducts assigned routine tasks in the laboratory with supervision
Strategic ability: Understands priority of assigned tasks under direct supervision
Ownership: Works with supervisor to ensure assigned tasks are completed

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