Scientist, Bioprocessing & Parenteral - 2024 - 0276

at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP




Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


Are you always solving?


Then wed like to meet you, and we bet youd like to meet us.


Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Bioprocessing Senior Staff/Staff Scientist to join our Life Sciences business at our Wilmington Research Center in Delaware. This position will report to the Injectables Leader.


The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Experience in lab and pilot scale bioprocessing and manufacturing proteins including mAbs, peptide, fermentation, purification and, separation technologies.
  • Industrial experience in technology/biopharmaceutical process development including upstream cell culture, protein purification and, characterization with an understanding of therapeutic proteins and antibodies.
  • Scaleup knowledge preferered.
  • Experienced in developing parenteral products a plus, manufacturing, scale-up, including a hands-on experience in formulation development, aseptic technique, biologic analysis, dissolution, degradation and stability analysis.
  • Plan, execute, and interpret laboratory and pilot plant experiments to support new product development.
  • Prepare technical presentations, posters, and papers for internal and external customers at customer sites, scientific conferences, and trade shows.
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing goals and focusing on performance and safety.
  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs.
  • Train and work with junior scientists and technicians.
  • Experience working as a part of a team.


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Experience in bioprocessing and manufacturing of proteins.
  • Protein analysis experience (including HPLC, CE, spectroscopic methods, etc.).
  • B.S./M.S. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry , Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, or related discipline with 3-5 years of industry experience in bioprocessing/ pharma fermentation and up-stream processing biologics formulations processing.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills to share development work within the organization and with customers.
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel occasionally (about 20%) for customer meetings or plant trials.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.


The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Demonstrated experience working within multicultural and multifunction environment.
  • Experience developing process and formulations of mAb drug products.
  • Analysis and troubleshooting of complex biologic products.
  • Biomanufacturing and high-throughput microbioreactors with process-analytical techniques.
  • Strong written, oral presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise in media/solution development and chemistry.
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical.



Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 1257712

Posted On: Apr 07, 2024

Updated On: May 07, 2024

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