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