BTEC Scientist

North Carolina State University

United States

October 12, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG191155EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title BTEC Scientist Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience ($60,000 - $75,000) Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, occasional early mornings, nights and/or weekend work. Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) 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

Scientists 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, laboratory managers support projects that are part of BTEC's Bioprocess and Analytical Services Program.

Essential Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare lab activities for assigned courses in bioprocess operations.
  • Instruct course participants during lab sessions for courses.
  • Develop lab activities for courses covering a variety of topics related to biopharmaceutical production.
  • Provide hands-on support for bioprocess services and internal projects.
  • Develop and apply an operational knowledge of bioprocess equipment at a range of scales.
  • Source, commission, and train new staff members on use of new equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process issues, make minor repairs and adjustments as needed.
  • Communicate to service providers, clients, and collaborators within the university.
  • Create and revise process documentation.
  • Participate in activities to promote and support BTEC both internally and externally to the university.
  • Mentor students.
  • Ensure safety in laboratories.
  • Follow documented procedures and policies with the BTEC facility and at the University.
  • Other Responsibilities

    Perform any other tasks/responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

    Minimum Education and Experience

    Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree in a related field plus four (4) years of hands-on experience in analysis and/or biophysical characterization of proteins

    Required degree must be completed prior to start date

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with other staff and faculty at BTEC.
  • Effective presentation skills, including the ability to provide clear, concise and accurate information in both written and oral form.
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proficiency with word processing, PowerPoint and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to execute process steps using process instructions and BTEC documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of good documentation practices.
  • Ability to learn operation of new bioprocessing equipment and to run new processes.
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory safety and biosafety practices.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Analytical test methods for raw materials and finished products.
  • Protein precipitation and crystallization
  • Biophysical characterization of proteins.
  • Lyophilization and spray drying cycle development and optimization.
  • Formulation development for freeze or spray dried products.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 08/26/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, Resume/ CV, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Position Number 00108735

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Other Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No 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.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    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 you or will you by the start date possess a master's degree OR Bachelor's degree in a related field plus four (4) years of hands-on experience in analysis and/or biophysical characterization of proteins
  • Yes
  • No
  • How many years of hands-on laboratory experience do you have in analysis and/or biophysical characterization of proteins?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your hands-on laboratory experience in analysis and/or biophysical characterization of proteins.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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