Posting Number PG192748EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Biomanufacturing Training Associate
Anticipated Hiring Range $52,500 - $64,900 (commensurate with education and
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Occasional nights,
weekends or extended hours.
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
About the Department
The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a
unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides educational and
training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the
biomanufacturing industry. BTEC's audience includes NCSU students and
professionals already involved in biomanufacturing or related industries. BTEC
also provides bioprocess development and analytical services to a wide range
of customers from academia and industry.
Essential Job Duties
Biomanufacturing Training Associates (BTAs) at BTEC provide support for lab
activities associated with NCSU undergraduate/graduate courses and lab
activities associated with BTEC's Professional Development Short Course
Program. In addition, BTAs support projects that are part of BTEC's Bioprocess
and Analytical Services Program.
Essential Job Duties Include but are not limited to:
Plan, execute and document daily activities in glasswash, sterilization
and dispensing of bioprocess intermediates for BTEC's intermediate-scale
and large-scale laboratories.
Assist BTEC teaching staff in instruction of NCSU and adult students
during lab activities.
Operate process vessels and/or auxiliary equipment for compounding (media
and buffer); perform material dispensing (material handling, labeling,
weighing, weight check); provide biomanufacturing support (solution
preparation, glasswash, sterilization); perform aseptic operations;
provide secondary support in bioprocess operations to include cell
culture, fermentation or purification.
Provide operational support for projects that are part of BTEC's
Bioprocess Services program.
Support start-up and commission new processing equipment.
Identify and report equipment-related issues.
Comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), as implemented
Ensure safety in laboratories.
Follow documented procedures and policies within the BTEC facility and at
Perform any other tasks/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Specific work responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, one or
more of the following:
Operate process vessels (stainless steel stirred tank and/or disposable
bioreactors) at a range of scales (2L – 300L) to grow bacteria, yeast,
mammalian, insect and or/plant cells, etc.
Perform recovery or purification operations, including centrifugation,
depth filtration, chromatography, ultrafiltration, and bulk filling.
Minimum Education and Experience
BS degree in science or engineering (Biology, Biochemistry,
Biotechnology, Engineering, or related discipline).
Two years of hands-on experience in experimental design and execution in
one or more of the following fields:
Manufacturing of bacteria, yeast, or mammalian cell culture.
Operation of small scale (1-2 L) fermentation vessels.
Genetic engineering of bacteria, yeast or mammalian cells.
Required degree must be completed prior to start date
Other Required Qualifications
Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with other
operations staff and faculty at BTEC.
Ability to prepare lab activities necessary for assigned courses with
input from senior staff.
Ability to execute process steps using documentation and BTEC
documentation practices; ability to create and revise documentation.
Ability to learn operation of new bioprocessing equipment and to run new
Knowledge of typical laboratory safety and biosafety practices.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.
Good documentation practices within a GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) or
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment.
Hands-on knowledge of operation of bioprocessing support equipment; cell
culture, fermentation, or purification equipment; and the ability to
transfer that knowledge to students.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 07/20/2023
Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include as attachments a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact
information for at least 3 professional references.
Position Number 00102273
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Other
Department ID 148501 - BTEC-Biomfg Training Ed Ctr
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities
requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview
process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at
the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) a BS degree (or higher) in science or engineering (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering, or related discipline)?
Do you have two years or more of progressive laboratory or manufacturing experience utilizing biomanufacturing equipment (autoclave, glasswasher, fermentor, chromatography system, etc.)?
Describe your progressive laboratory or manufacturing experience utilizing biomanufacturing equipment (autoclave, glasswasher, fermentor, chromatography system, etc.).
(Open Ended Question)
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References