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BioPharma R&D Scientist

at IFF in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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BioPharma R&D Scientist

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Date:Jul 10, 2024

Location: Wilmington, DE, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

The Pharma Solutions business will be taking on its next chapter of growth as a trusted partner for the pharmaceutical industry with the announcement to sell Pharma Solutions to Roquette. This move will position Pharma Solutions to expand its industry leadership through continued investment in innovation to meet the evolving needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers worldwide.

The sale is presently expected to close in the first half of 2025, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The Pharma Solutions business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to Roquette. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the Pharma Solutions business unit and has been identified to transition to Roquette.

We have an opportunity for a Scientist in the Colloids and Biopharma R&D group, part of IFF Pharma Solutions, in Wilmington, Delaware. This role supports R&D scientists supporting the biopharmaceutical market segment through the preparation and execution of experimental activities. A successful applicant will have laboratory experience associated with the experimental methods, analytical techniques, and instrumentation troubleshooting.

Core Responsibilities:

? Works as part of a team in evaluating existing and developing new materials technologies for use in biopharmaceutical processing and formulations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

? Sterile mammalian cell culture processes, including passaging, counting, assaying, and plating

? Solution and formulation preparation using manual and automatic pipetting techniques

? Operation of characterization and analytical equipment including but not limited to flow cytometry, absorbance measurements, light scattering, rheometry, liquid chromatography (HPLC and SEC), micro-flow imaging, light microscopy, and tensiometry

? Set up and run experiments mimicking standard processing steps such as filtration, concentration, dispersion, emulsification, and lyophilization

? Independently develops and implements experimental plans. Responsible for a wide variety of complex laboratory tasks including following developed procedures and trouble-shooting as needed. Recommends and implements variations in approaches as needed.

? Understands the value of high quality data and utilizes Good Laboratory Practices (or equivalent) to generate such data. Accurately and reliably records readings and observations using relevant equipment and instruments.

? Organizes and prepares data tables and charts to present data collected in studies supported. Often prepares summaries of work and results to be included in reports, both internal and external. Interprets results of trials and experiments and documents according to IFF standards.

? Troubleshoots faulty equipment and effects repairs or initiates repair processes as appropriate. Maintains and updates personal knowledge for proper use of equipment via manuals and job aids, logs maintenance activities and calibration results as required. Suggests and develops new standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Identified the need for and is involved in implementing new processes, procedures or technology to improve performance of work group.

? Leads the team or work group in identifying improvement opportunities in area of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and implements improved EH&S practices and procedures

Job Requirements

? Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Laboratory Medicine, or closely-related field with 3-5 years’ experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years’ experience. Exceptional recent master’s degree graduates with relevant academic research experience will be considered.

? Proficiency with standard workstation software, including Word, Excel, and specialized computer-based systems, databases and/or software applications relevant to supported technologies.

? Prior experience with sterile cell culture techniques, preferably mammalian cell culture. Academic laboratory experience is acceptable.

? Understanding of laboratory operation and basic Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) requirements such as safe operating procedures (SOP) and management of change (MOC). Understanding and strong commitment to safety for themselves and their co-workers.

? Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

? Strong technical and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment.

? Good communication skills sufficient to communicate technical work, results, and observations effectively with others across functions and to multiple levels of the organization.

? Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies with an understanding of basic chemistry and biology principles and apply understanding to make suggestions for improvements

? Strong written and verbal communication skills.

? Self-starter with strong multi-tasking, prioritization, problem solving and time management skills.

? Demonstrate good interpersonal and organizational skills

Desired Qualifications:

At least one of:

? Knowledge of or experience with excipients, ingredients, and materials used in biopharmaceutical formulations or processes used in biopharmaceutical development and manufacture, such as recombinant protein production, viral vector development, and/or cell therapies.

? Prior experience in pharmaceutical dosage form preparation/characterization, pharmaceutical excipients, or polymer characterization.

? Prior experience with solution formulations and wet chemistry.

? Prior experience with emulsification and polymer chemistry.

Additional details:

Relocation considered

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Job Posting: JC261193232

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jul 22, 2024

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