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%)
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
A successful candidate will typically hold a BS degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university.
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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