Biomanufacturing Training Associate

North Carolina State University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$52,500 - $64,900
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192748EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Biomanufacturing Training Associate Anticipated Hiring Range $52,500 - $64,900 (commensurate with education and experience) 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 by BTEC.
  • Ensure safety in laboratories.
  • Follow documented procedures and policies within the BTEC facility and at the University.
  • Perform any other tasks/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Other Responsibilities

    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.
  • Downstream:

  • Perform recovery or purification operations, including centrifugation, depth filtration, chromatography, ultrafiltration, and bulk filling.
  • Qualifications

    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 processes.
  • Knowledge of typical laboratory safety and biosafety practices.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 Details

    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 AA/EEO

    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 credit.

    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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • 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)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have two years or more of progressive laboratory or manufacturing experience utilizing biomanufacturing equipment (autoclave, glasswasher, fermentor, chromatography system, etc.)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Describe your progressive laboratory or manufacturing experience utilizing biomanufacturing equipment (autoclave, glasswasher, fermentor, chromatography system, etc.).
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
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