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Lisa K.
Gaithersburg, MD
Post #: 12
Hello all.

This thread is intended to share job opportunities that some of us are aware of with the rest of the group. If you know of a job opportunity, please post a quick description, and an email address or other contact info that interested parties can send resumes to. Hopefully we can help each other and those around us in these volatile economic times.

Lisa K.
Gaithersburg, MD
Post #: 13
Job Opportunity: Formulation Scientist

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The primary responsibilities of this position will involve both the supervision and execution of studies for the evaluation and development of stable formulations for the vaccine candidates at VRCng biophysical and analytical assays for product characterization. Daily responsibilities will include sample preparation, sample analysis, data preparation and review, and technical report preparation. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in the development and/or application of the following assays for biological product characterization, on-going process development and testing of clinical material.

Technical Skills
• Protein Spectroscopic Analysis (UV-Visible Absorbance, Circular Dichroism, FTIR, and Fluorescence spectroscopy)
• Particle sizing and characterization (Dynamic Light Scattering, Micro-Flow Imaging)
• Calorimetric Analysis (Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry)
• Physico-chemical solution analysis (Osmometry, Viscometry, Conductivity)
• Classic protein biochemistry sample handling and analysis (Dialysis, Concentration, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot)

Additional Requirements
• A thorough understanding of protein analysis with experience in quantitative and qualitative protein analysis is required.
• Confident oral and written communication skills. The candidate will be expected to write and review technical protocols and reports documenting analytical development studies pertaining to his/her work, and present this data in a group setting.
• This position will require close coordination with other team members as most projects require significant teamwork. Therefore, the candidate must be a team player who can effectively work with other research, development and cGMP personnel.
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects is required.
• Familiarity with computer software including word processing and data evaluation is required (OriginLab, GRAMS, etc.). Knowledge and use of statistical design of experiments (DOE) is beneficial.
• Knowledge of the requirements and experience in qualification/validation of assays for cGMP products and managing method transfers between laboratories is also highly desirable.

Minimum Education:

The successful candidate should have a B.S in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in formulation and/or analytical development of biologic products or a M.S in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in formulation and/or analytical development of biologic products.
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