Research Associate I (Protein Pilot Manufacturing)

Job#: 1334786

Job Description:

Apex is hiring NOW for a talented and highly motivated individual for an pilot manufacturing position at their Gaithersburg site. This is a PERMANENT opportunity to join a growing organization and be part of a dedicated and innovative team.
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Role: Research Associate I (Protein Pilot Manufacturing)

Type: Full Time, M-F

Location: Gaithersburg, MD (onsite, 9-5pm)

Pay: 65K+/yr, dependent on experience

Role: Pilot scale protein expression and purification for downstream QC & manufacturing

  • Be part of a dynamic work environment and independently carry out pilot scale protein expression and purification (under the supervision of the lead scientist) for downstream QC and Manufacturing
  • Prepare necessary raw materials in laboratory pilot scale processes e.g. buffers, solvents, media, etc.
  • Perform pilot / microscale experiments using batch and fed-batch fermentation bioreactors for protein over expression to identify improved protein expression, stability, and yield with downstream processes in mind.
  • Use molecular biology / cloning techniques to design protein constructs which result in efficient purification schemes of membrane proteins when necessary.
  • Perform robust data analysis of data from lab experiments and being responsible for documentation and reporting of technical progress and results in detail.


  • BS/MS degree in Biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an industrial bio-technology research laboratory with a pilot manufacturing focus – i.e., CMO, CRO
  • In depth knowledge and experience with protein expression systems and aseptic techniques
  • Experience with batch and fed batch bioreactors used in large scale upstream bioprocessing
  • Experience with AKTA Pilot 600 and Cytiva Axichrom columns for resin packing and purification as part of downstream bioprocessing
  • Good communication and team working skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated and be able to handle multiple challenging targets with flexibility in adjusting priorities for project support
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, work short cycle times and flexible hours if required, and deliver results under pressure
  • US work permit

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