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Senior Scientist - PAT/Spectroscopy

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Science
  • Boston

AI generated summary

  • You need a degree in lab sciences + 4+ yrs experience, or a Master's + 2+ yrs, or a PhD. Knowledge of PAT tools, ML methods, chemometric modeling, scripting languages, and data visualization tools required. Must understand bioprocessing and be a team player.
  • You will develop analytical methods for real-time monitoring of cell therapies using various spectroscopic technologies, process automation, and data analytics. Experience with cell therapy products and statistical process modeling is required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in lab sciences such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science, Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology or similar
  • Sr. Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 4+ years’)
  • OR Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years’)
  • OR PhD
  • In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Hands-on experience with evaluating and/or implementing PAT tools for real-time monitoring of bioreactor
  • Experience using ML such as PCA, PLS, and clustering methods
  • Experience developing and deploying chemometric models for quantitative analysis of bioreactor status
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Matlab, Python or R and analytical softwares such as JMP, SIMCA, Unscrambler, etc.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as PowerBI, Spotfire
  • Understanding of bioprocessing, gene therapy process development, characterization, and manufacturing
  • Team player, innovative, collaborative, and initiative
  • Working Environment:
  • Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.
  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds
  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with
  • proficiency.
  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and develop analytical methods for real-time monitoring of cell therapies using enabling technologies and traditional process analytical technologies
  • Evaluate and develop on-line, in-line, or at-line analytical methods for process monitoring, in-process analytics, and process characterization
  • Development of spectroscopic methods (Raman, NIR, FTIR) for process monitoring of biologics such as mAbs, proteins, viral vaccines, or gene therapy vectors. Preferred experience with cell therapy products
  • Experience with in-line probes, such as capacitance and Raman spectroscope, and development of statistical and regression models using advanced data analytics
  • Experience developing at-line or online methods using process automation, miniaturization, or high-throughput analytics
  • Experience in professional capacity developing soft sensors and statistical process models using data science approaches such as ML and AI
  • Familiarity or experience with robotic liquid handlers such as TECAN or Hamilton and their associated scripting software

FAQs

What education and experience are required for the Senior Scientist - PAT/Spectroscopy position?

The minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree in lab sciences such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science, Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology or similar. Previous experience is also required, with equivalent experience of 4+ years for a Sr. Scientist position or 2+ years with a Master's degree.

What are the key responsibilities of a Senior Scientist - PAT/Spectroscopy?

Key responsibilities include evaluating and developing analytical methods for real-time monitoring of cell therapies using enabling technologies, developing spectroscopic methods for process monitoring of biologics, developing statistical and regression models using advanced data analytics, and familiarity with robotic liquid handlers.

What skills are required for this role?

Skills required include hands-on experience with evaluating PAT tools for real-time monitoring, proficiency with scripting languages and analytical softwares, experience with data visualization tools, understanding of bioprocessing and gene therapy process development, and being a team player, innovative, collaborative, and initiative.

What is the working environment like for a Senior Scientist - PAT/Spectroscopy?

The working environment may include communicating with diverse groups of people, working upright and stationary for typical hours, lifting objects up to 25 pounds, working in non-traditional environments, using standard office equipment and technology, and potential exposure to hazardous elements typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. Successful performance under pressure while handling multiple projects is also required.

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