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Latitude, Inc. Upstream Manufacturing Associate in Rockville, Maryland

Position Summary: The Upstream Manufacturing Associate applies a broad knowledge of biological, bioprocess, and mechanical principles to execute complex operations that result in clinical and commercial stage medicines to dramatically improve the human condition through gene therapy.


  • Perform basic to complex activities in seed train, bioreactor, transfection and recovery operations for both suspension and adherent cultures using SOPs and Batch Production Records.

  • Document of all activities in Batch Records, Logbooks, Forms, Etc.

  • Follow verbal and written procedures in operating production equipment and performing processing steps; accurately completes appropriate production documentation.

  • Exercise intellectual curiosity by identifying and escalating events and subtle variances that deviate from normal operation

  • Participate as needed in investigations

  • Monitor processes using automated production systems and controls with limited supervision.

  • Prepare, sanitize, and disinfect equipment to prevent microbial contamination

  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot basic mechanical operations.

  • Conduct training for less experienced personnel

  • May work with Process Development team and collaborate with Technology Transfer and Support group to transfer new projects into GMP

  • Perform buffer preparations, in-process sampling

  • Perform other tasks as assigned that ensures sustainable right-first-time performance and delights client customers


  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering with 1-3 years? experience with upstream biologic production processes in a GMP environment or

  • High School Diploma/Associate?s with 2-7 years? experience with upstream biologic production processes in a GMP environment