Associate Scientist - Analytical Development

Paragon Gene Therapy, a unit of Catalent Biologics
Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Organization Type
Paragon Gene Therapy, now a part of Catalent, hires people with a passion to make a difference. Your expertise, coupled with our advanced technologies and collaboration with innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives.

Paragon Gene Therapy, in Baltimore & Harmans, Maryland, provides industry-leading GMP development and manufacturing services for cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals such as recombinant viral vectors, next generation vaccines & hard-to-express recombinant proteins and oncolytic viruses.

This individual functions independently and productively as an Analytical Scientist and is actively engaged in process and product development within a dynamic project team. Displays strong technical knowledge, initiative and scientific commitment, and makes significant scientific and technical contributions within Process Development Group. Has considerable knowledge/expertise relevant to Analytical Methods for protein chemistry and molecular methods. Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on lab-related activities

Key Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Should have ability to perform RT-PCR/PCR assays, DNA/RNA gel electrophoresis
  • Should be able to perform basic protein characterization techniques : SDS-PAGE, Western Blot and protein quantification assays
  • Knowledge of enzymatic based assays such as ELISA
  • Knowledge of analytical methods applicable to protein characterization (HPLC, CE)
  • Understanding of protein purification processes, cell culture and cloning techniques
  • Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data interpretation
  • Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis and trending
  • Will perform tech transfer of client based assays to Paragon, including; demonstrating the performance characteristics of the assay and documenting the method in a Paragon Bioservices STM format.
  • Will assist in the development of a variety of protein and molecular based assays, including; performing experiments which determine the performance characteristics and robustness of the method.
  • Will perform a variety of protein and molecular based assays concisely with an attention to detail.
  • Will analyze data and complete detailed reports with an attention to detail.
  • Builds credibility within the lab group by performing high quality work
  • Expands the technical capabilities of Analytical Group, such as technology development, use of the literature and systems development
  • Teaches others regarding their expertise, mentoring and training other members of Analytical Group as regards to day-to-day lab goals and activities
  • Effectively communicates results of own work though scientific meetings, presentations, discussions and documentation with some input from supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences or related field and - 3-5 years of experience in with analytical development - OR -
  • M.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences or related field and - 1-3 years of experience with analytical development -OR-
  • Experience with HPLC &/OR PCR/qPCR highly desired
  • The ability to work in team oriented environment is essential, as this person will work closely with other members of Process Development Group and participate on multidisciplinary project teams

Paragon Bioservices is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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