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Sr. Development Scientist, Bioprocess

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Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Bedford, MA, US, 01730-1414

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47334


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Lead the development of new products/technologies for bioprocessing applications and subsequent transfer of technology to manufacturing. Work closely with end users to enable protocol development and successful implementation of new products/technologies for adherent (microcarriers) and suspension cells from benchtop to 200L bioreactor scale. Must have the ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, as well as the ability to work with individuals from multiple technical areas and with varying levels of scientific and technical expertise. Operating safely in the laboratory and instrument maintenance is required. Writing technical reports, SOPs, external product literature and contributing to intellectual property is also an expectation in this role.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Acts as a subject matter expert in Bioreactors (traditional and single-use), adherent and suspension cell scale-up and harvest technologies

• Provide technical support for process development and scale-up to end users

• Design, coordinate and execute complex cell based experiments for new products, technologies, processes or applications development

• Record, analyze, interpret and report data to the project team and stakeholders

• Provide technical leadership to development scientists

• Interact with team members in developing strategies and directions for new products development

• Perform routine cell culture procedures to maintain different cell lines

• Learn new techniques and methods as needed to support the project objectives

• Due to the nature of cell culture, the candidate must be willing to adopt a flexible work schedule


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Some travel to conferences and customer sites (up to 20%)

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Standard work hours plus occasional weekend work based on the project needs.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

Ph.D. or M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology or relevant discipline; 5-10 years of relevant experience in upstream and downstream bioprocessing.





Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

1. Expertise with stirred tank (both stainless steel and single use) and wave bioreactors; process development and scale-up (benchtop to at least 200L scale) for mAb, vaccine, gene or cell therapy manufacturing.

2. Experience (5-10 years) and track record in new products/technologies development for upstream bioprocessing applications.

3. Strong mammalian cell culture skills, including microcarrier culture techniques.

4. Strong design of experiments (DOE) and data analysis skills.

5. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

1. Knowledge and experience with downstream bioprocessing technologies/equipment is very desirable.

2. Skills with homogenization, tangential flow filtration, chromatography, and sterile filtration at lab-, pilot-, and manufacturing-scale

3. Publications in peer-reviewed journals


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

1. Provide technical leadership to development scientists on the project team

2. Good team player with strong work ethic

3. Demonstration of drive and commitment

4. Customer focused

5. Values differences in people and ideas


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.