PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231058-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will work within the Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB) work unit. WB is a clinical manufacturing facility that produces biologics (gene therapeutics, cell therapeutics, recombinant proteins and vaccines) for Phase I and II Human Clinical Trials in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines.

The Process Development and Manufacturing Specialist will be responsible for developing and supporting manufacturing operations with any number of downstream and upstream processes, manufacturing processes, developing and executing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for manufacturing operations, conducting equipment and process validation of manufacturing processes, performing manufacturing activities under cGMPs and complete project assignments as required to support all of these.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemical or chemical engineering, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- 1+ years of experience working in one of the following is highly preferred: research laboratory, pilot plant, biomanufacturing and/or in process development for biopharmaceuticals. Relevant undergraduate research experience will be considered.
- Prior experience in any of the following areas: microbial or mammalian cell culture, purification of biological macromolecules (chromatography, tangential flow filtration, etc.), aseptic technique, (e.g., cell culture used in production of recombinant protein).
- Experience with laboratory equipment, as well as analytical methods used for characterization of biological macromolecules (e.g., gel electrophoresis, western blot, bioanalysis, nucleofection, quantitative polymerase chain reaction [qPCR], automated chromatography [AKTA], flow cytometry, etc.)
- Experience with equipment operation and/or the flexibility and desire to learn operation of new equipment.
- Experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and application to the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals or detail-oriented attitude and desire to learn.

Waisman Biomanufacturing offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to the production of novel therapeutics for human clinical trials across the United States and beyond. WB's wide range of projects and clients enable team members to broaden their skill sets, operate cutting edge equipment, and manage complex projects. WB is inspired and motivated through work to help patient populations suffering from diseases without cures. We are seeking highly motivated, independent yet team-oriented candidates with an enthusiastic and positive attitude, excellent multi-tasking skills and willingness to excel in a fast-paced, client-oriented, team environment.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of references.

Contact:

Melissa Strupp
melissa.henning@wisc.edu
608-890-1388
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

231058-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Feb 17 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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