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Senior Scientist

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Singapore, SG, 237994

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54142

 

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

 

The Lab Supervisor will be responsible to design, execute, and analyze experiments to help in developing new products & processes, and optimize existing process. He/she will use scientific methods to design, analyze and report on experiments to solve difficult technical problems or enhance fundamental understanding, serving as a technical expert in the field. The Lab Supervisor will also support for training both customers and internal/ channels sales reps.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a technical expert in upstream processing.
  • Manages equipment and resources to keep lab running in good working order.
  • Responsible for designing, executing experiments, and analyzing experimental results.
  • Support bioreactor process optimization, scale-up and application processing.
  • Designs and executes experiments to solve problems, optimize existing process or product, or develop new processes or products.
  • Makes recommendations for purchasing new equipment, including identifying vendors, collecting quotes and tracking orders.
  • Possess scientific acumen to troubleshoot the experimental issues.
  • Provides day-to-day problem-solving support and internal data support to the business.
  • Documents data and writes reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for laboratory processes and instrumentation.
  • Identifies problems of significance that are important to customers and markets.
  • Holds technical trainings to customer, distributors, and internal sales reps.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Trains or coaches’ new employees, technicians, and interns, on laboratory processes, equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Supports and/or leads continuous improvement activities on products, processes, and cost reduction projects.
  • Supports technology transfer to development receiver.
  • May provide support to innovation team at multiple stages for new product introductions.
  • Presents and/or speaks with end users on technical specifications of the product during lab tour.
  • Abide all the safe GLP practices.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong and solid fundamental knowledge of life sciences, hands on experience on Bioprocess, cell biology and molecular biology is must.
  • 6+ years of mammalian cell culture experience, preferably from industry.
  • 2+ years of bioprocessing experience for large-scale cell production using bioreactors.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical issues
  • Familiarity with lab equipment/PCs
  • Multi-lingual (proficient in English). Korean language proficiency is a plus

 

OTHER SKILLS

  • Experience with vaccine and/or viral vectors (AAV, AV, LV) productions.
  • Familiarity with stem cell and/or immune cell workflows.
  • Understanding of culture conditions for common bioproduction
  • cell lines (HEK293, Vero).
  • Handling of stacked vessel technologies, including CellSTACK and HYPERStack.
  • Familiarity with 3D microcarrier process development workflows.
  • Knowledgeable of Fixed-Bed Bioreactors or Rocker Bioreactors.
  • Ability to meet deadlines independently with minimal direction.
  • Flexibility in schedule to complete projects, tasks, and goals.
  • Experience with cell line development.
  • Knowledgeable of technology transfer protocols.

 

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree in life sciences
  • PhD (oe equivalent research experience) in life sciences is a plus