Posting Number PG191181EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Scientist (open level)
Anticipated Hiring Range $75,000 - $90,000 (Commensurate with education and
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Occasional nights,
weekends and overtime required.
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department 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. The Scientist position also has responsibility for
coordinating activities across multiple labs in a given area (e.g., small-,
intermediate-, large-scale areas).
Essential Job Duties include but are not limited to:
Execute and manage projects under BTEC's research program including, but
not limited to, grant application and reporting, coordination with
collaborators (i.e. faculty and project manager(s)), characterization
of samples, technology transfer, process development and scale up, and
Execute processes under BTEC's bioprocess services program including
upstream and downstream manufacturing of bioproducts, upstream and
downstream bioprocess design, scale up, research and development.
Provide support to projects under BTEC's bioprocess services program; this
may include, but it is not limited to, creating production schedules,
writing documentation, overseeing raw materials and sample inventory, and
communicating effectively with clients.
Support active instruction of North Carolina State University
undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industry professionals in
subject matters related to biomanufacturing. Specific topics include but
are not limited to cell culture, recovery and purification operations for
biomolecules, cGMP bioprocessing, development of biopharmaceutical
processes, and analytical test development and execution.
Provide input on course and process improvements.
Oversee BTEC's service center(s).
Identify equipment-related issues, identify root cause, and make minor
Ensure safety in the laboratories.
Support collaborations within BTEC's BMIG.
Follow documented procedures and policies within the BTEC facility and at
Perform any other tasks/responsibilities assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience
A minimum of a B.S. in engineering or life science (chemical engineering,
biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or related discipline) plus four
years of relevant experience.
Hands-on experience in downstream and/or upstream bioprocessing with
emphasis in process development. Particularly, experience with mammalian
cell culture, bacterial fermentation, or similar expression system, also
experience in tangential flow filtration, preparative chromatography (GE
Explorer and/or Avant systems), normal flow filtration, centrifugation
Required degree must be completed prior to start date.
Required Education/Experience for level of Scientist Position:
For Scientist III – MS and 3 years minimum experience or BS and 8 years
For Scientist II – MS and 18 months experience or BS and 6 years
For Scientist I – MS or BS and 4 years experience
Other Required Qualifications
Good written and verbal communication skills, and particularly the ability
to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
Ability to conduct multiple projects at the same time in and organized
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with different groups
within BTEC, clients, interdisciplinary groups, and students from the
University and from industry.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to adapt to constantly changing projects, priorities, clients and
Knowledge of laboratory safety and biosafety practices.
Proficiency with Google suite, MS Office suite, specifically MS Word, MS
Excel, and PowerPoint.
M.S. in engineering or life science (chemical engineering,
biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or related discipline).
Hands-on experience with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Hands-on experience in upstream bioprocessing, with emphasis in process
development. Particularly, experience with mammalian cell culture and
disposable bioreactor technologies.
Knowledge of regulatory affairs and its impact to process development.
Experience in product characterization.
Experience in grant application and management.
Project management experience that led to successful completion of a
Preference is to hire at Scientist III level; the level of Scientist III
requires an MS and 3 years minimum experience or BS and 8 years experience
If no candidates meet this requirement, others that meet the requirements for
Scientist I or II will also be considered.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 09/08/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and
the contact information for three (3) references.
Position Number 00102590
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
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
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.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or email@example.com. 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
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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Please select the option below which best represents your education and experience. Selection should represent your education and experience as of the anticipated date of hire?
Master's degree in engineering or life science
Doctorate in engineering or life science
Bachelor's degree in engineering or life science AND at least 4 years of relevant experience
None of the above
Do you have at least 4 years of industrial and/or academic experience in biomanufacturing? If so, please briefly describe.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have hands-on experience in upstream and downstream bioprocessing? If so, please briefly describe. Please include any expertise in developing those areas.
(Open Ended Question)
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Contact Information for References