Asahi Kasei
  • AK Bioprocess
  • Glenview, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Highly Competitive

About Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc. contributes to the US and global biopharmaceutical markets through its close working relationship with its Japanese parent company in the Asahi Kasei group. We are a growing team (70+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health and wellness benefits with the company paying over 80% of insurance premiums
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Position Overview

AKBA is seeking a Scientist that will be responsible for using their biotechnology experience to lead projects to optimize downstream bioprocess unit operations and to communicate their results externally and internally. The ideal candidate will provide leadership during day-to-day operations of the process laboratory, including designing and executing bioprocess projects with particular focus on virus filtration processes. This individual will also communicate with customers in the biopharmaceutical industry to provide technical knowledge, address concerns and establish collaborative relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of experimental projects to develop and study bioprocess filtration and chromatography operations with a focus on viral clearance and pathogen safety.
  • Interact with customers in the biopharmaceutical industry through attendance and presentations at industry conferences and at customer sites to provide technical knowledge and address concerns.
  • Establish and carry out collaborative studies with biotechnology partners.
  • Author technical reports, journal articles, and presentations to document findings for internal and external distribution.
  • Follow, and train others on all SOPs and business practices to ensure that performance and documentation of all activities meet the highest standards of quality and safety, and lead development of new procedures to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or similar scientific discipline and 1-3 years of experience, or MS in a similar scientific discipline and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Work experience in biopharmaceutical process development or manufacturing sciences is required.
  • Ability to work in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory is required.
  • Experience with viral clearance or virus filtration is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present results and recommendations to external customers and internal management.
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