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Senior Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development

Company: Molecular Templates, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

div> Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location TX-8900 - Austin, TXPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level 4 Year DegreeTravel Percentage NegligibleJob Shift DayJob Category Process DevelopmentDescription -- - Company-- -Description:-- - -- - Molecular Templates is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics.-- - Our proprietary biologic drug platform technology, known as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, leverages the resident biology of a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit to create novel therapies with potent and differentiated mechanisms of action for cancer and other serious diseases.-- - MTEM currently has-- -multiple clinical-stage-- -ETB candidates in development including MT-5111,-- -MT-0169, and MT-6402.-- - Additional preclinical compounds derived from our ETB platform technology are being advanced toward clinical development.-- - Additional information about Molecular Templates can be obtained at-- --- - Position Overview:-- - -- - Molecular Templates is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to support upstream processing for production activities. This Exempt position will perform functions related to upstream biopharmaceutical process development, including routine protein expression using microbial fermentation, equipment set-up and calibration, and media preparation. This position will also be responsible for general facility and equipment preventative maintenance and sanitization. This will require excellent technical skills and strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines and verbal instructions and accurate and timely completion of manufacturing batch records.-- - -- - Job Responsibilities will include:-- - -- - Perform protein expression by microbial fermentation. This includes but not limited to: cell culture, cell banking, bioreactor operation, cell plating, cell harvesting, media preparation, equipment cleaning and sterilization, process data recording.-- - Work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.-- --- - Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive inter- and intra-group working relationships.-- - Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner, strictly adhering to established SOPs and regulatory requirements.-- - Draft new SOPs or modify existing SOPs for routine laboratory operations of moderate scope.-- - Adhere to production schedules and timelines.-- - Ensure highest degree of personal safety and facility security throughout operations-- - Conduct general laboratory-- -and equipment maintenance-- -duties, including washing glassware, ordering-- -raw materials, products and other resources, and maintaining inventory (e.g.,-- -buffer), conducting preventative and safety checks on facility and equipment-- - Qualifications:-- - -- - Associate's Degree + 5 years relevant-- -experience in laboratory conducting or supporting protein expression methods using microbial fermentation, Bachelor's Degree + 2-- -years-- -or Master's Degree in relevant scientific discipline.-- --- - Experience in biopharmaceutical industry-- -preferred-- - Demonstrated experience and comprehensive knowledge of-- -upstream-- -processing activities-- -required-- - Excellent written and verbal communication skills-- - Proficient-- -computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing-- --- - Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills-- - Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills-- - Ability to meet deadlines and maintain production schedule-- - Ability to follow written and verbal instruction and work under supervision-- - Ability to understand and exercise basic mathematical calculations-- - Ability to work in a fast-paced,-- -high-growth-- -team environment-- - Ability to lift 75 lbs. manually or with additional assistance from staff and/or mechanical lifting equipment (e.g.,-- -dolly, cart, lift, hand truck, etc.). Must be able to stand, crouch, sit, bend, or stretch for extended periods of time.-- - Must possess flexibility to work varying schedules to support operations, such as occasional 12-hour shift,-- -night shift-- -and possible weekend or holiday work-- - -- - Reporting Structure:-- - This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to-- -the-- -Senior Scientist, Upstream Process Development.-- - -- - Molecular"-- -Templates"-- -celebrates and supports our differences and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer."-- - We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin,"-- -sex"-- -(including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic."-- -"-- -"-- --- - MTEM is committed to"-- -providing"-- -reasonable accommodations for qualified"-- -individuals."-- -"-- -If"-- -you need"-- -assistance"-- -with your application"-- -due to a disability, you may contact us at:"-- -."-- --- - By submitting a resume for consideration, applicants verify that they have read"-- -MTEM's Applicant Privacy notice."-- --- -

Keywords: Molecular Templates, Inc., Austin , Senior Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development, Other , Austin, Texas

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