Upstream Processing Scientist - II (Associate)

Location: New Jersey, USA



Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related Biological Sciences with 2-6 years of experience or M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related Biological Sciences with 0-4 Years of experience. Candidates with relevant industrial experience will be preferred. Required skills: • Hands-on experience in aseptic handling of mammalian cell cultures (CHO). • Hands-on experience with high-throughput experimentation tools (e.g. deep-well plates, viable cell counters, bioprocess analyzers, etc.) • Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment. Preferred skills: • Experience with the operations of automated mini-bioreactors (e.g. ambr® system) and bench-top bioreactors. • Familiar with JMP or Design Expert, or other statistical analysis software • Skills in culture media and buffer preparation. Looking for someone who is a team player, detail oriented and agile. With expanding biologics pipeline, the Biologics Process Development organization within Merck & Co. is seeking a highly a motivated scientist to support testing and implementation of a cell culture media platform. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment with other functional groups. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: • Culturing mammalian cells in shake flasks, cryopreservation of cells and testing their revival from thawing. • Hydration of cell culture media/feeds and their solubility assessment. • Testing short-term and long-term stability of cell culture media and feeds. • Setup and running Ambr® high throughput bioreactor system in fed-batch and perfusion operation modes. • Analyzing culture samples with various metabolite analyzers. • Organizing, plotting and interpretation of data from the experiments.

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AgileOne is proud to be responsible for placing temporary employees on assignment at Merck & Co. We are always looking for talented people who can bring their empathy, creativity, organization, and other skills to Merck. It is these unique skills that contribute to their company purpose of saving and improving lives around the world. Please join us as an AgileOne temporary employee on assignment at Merck —and start making your impact today!

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About Us
AgileOne is headquartered in Torrance, California, and is the Global External Workforce Solutions Provider for Merck & Company. Our temporary employment opportunities are perfect for highly skilled professionals who want to make an impact at a top-tier company, without committing to a long-term employment relationship! When you join one of our projects, you’ll take on exciting work with our client. Merck is a global leader, and their products are found in 79% of countries worldwide. They have approximately 68,000 employees.

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While on temporary assignment at Merck, your employer of record and employee benefits are through AgileOne. At AgileOne, we invest in employee development and wellbeing. Our corporate culture rewards productivity, world-class customer service, and creative approaches to problem solving. Some of the employee benefits include:

  • Weekly compensation!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Career development opportunities
  • Life & disability coverage

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  • Local food banks and rescue missions
  • AIDS Walk Los Angeles
  • Run from Hunger
  • Just in Time for Foster Youth

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