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Working As A Process Development Associate

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • $86,327

    Average Salary

What Does A Process Development Associate Do At Caribou Biosciences, Inc.

13; Develop cell separation, cell enrichment, gene editing, formulation and related processes for scale-up Use engineering principles to leverage bench and pilot scale models for process performance characterization Participate in the identification and selection of CMO/CRO partners Transfer technologies to CMO/CROs and provide training and on-going technical support Design and execute characterization studies, evaluate product impact of scale-up and/or raw material changes, and apply scientific and engineering principles to investigate non-conformance and develop corrective and preventive actions Optimize scale-up of operations with quality assurance methodologies Generate development reports and prepare SOPs and batch records Oversee development of analytical methods for product evaluation and release Participate in preparation of CMC sections of regulatory filings including supporting documents, reports and change controls Participate in cross-functional teams, working in a highly matrixed team environment to advance preclinical programs Candidate must possess: Bachelor---s degree, Master---s degree or equivalent experience in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology or a related field Minimum of 3 years of experience in process development working in research or manufacturing operations in pharma or biotech Extensive experience managing cell-based process development and technology transfer Ability to manage CMO/CRO interactions and maintain professional and productive relationships Experience with statistical design of experiments, advanced data analysis and Quality by Design concepts Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proven ability to work independently, as well as to collaborate with peers and work effectively in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

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How To Become A Process Development Associate

Chemical engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Employers also value practical experience, so internships and cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn college credit and experience, can be helpful.

Education

Chemical engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Programs usually take 4 years to complete and include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. High school students interested in studying chemical engineering will benefit from taking science courses, such as chemistry, physics, and biology. They also should take math courses, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

At some universities, students can opt to enroll in 5-year programs that lead to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree, which may include a degree up to the Ph.D. level, allows an engineer to work in research and development or as a postsecondary teacher.

Some colleges and universities offer internships and cooperative programs in partnership with industry. In these programs, students gain practical experience while completing their education.

ABET accredits engineering programs. ABET-accredited programs in chemical engineering include courses in chemistry, physics, and biology. These programs also include applying the sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and biological processes.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Chemical engineers must be able to troubleshoot designs that do not work as planned. They must be able to ask the right questions and then find answers that work.

Creativity. Chemical engineers must be able to explore new ways of applying engineering principles. They work to invent new materials, advanced manufacturing techniques, and new applications in chemical and biomedical engineering.

Ingenuity. Chemical engineers learn the broad concepts of chemical engineering, but their work requires them to apply those concepts to specific production problems.

Interpersonal skills. Because their role is to put scientific principles into practice in manufacturing industries, chemical engineers must develop good working relationships with other workers involved in production processes.

Math skills. Chemical engineers use the principles of calculus and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. In designing equipment and processes for manufacturing, these engineers must be able to anticipate and identify problems, including such issues as workers’ safety and problems related to manufacturing and environmental protection.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure for chemical engineers is not as common as it is for other engineering occupations, nor is it required for entry-level positions. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Entry-level engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classrooms or seminars. As junior engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, chemical engineers may advance to supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Some may become architectural and engineering managers. However, preparing for management positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced chemical engineer.

An engineering background enables chemical engineers to discuss a product’s technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Real Process Development Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Process Development Associate Novavax, Inc. Rockville, MD Feb 24, 2016 $99,174
Process Development Associate II Abbott Laboratories Worcester, MA Sep 03, 2012 $80,000
Process Development Associate III Abbott Laboratories Worcester, MA Apr 22, 2011 $77,485
Senior Process Development Associate Novavax, Inc. Gaithersburg, MD Feb 08, 2016 $76,193
Senior Process Development Associate Novavax, Inc. Rockville, MD May 15, 2014 $75,000
Process Development Associate Senior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Oct 26, 2015 $65,000
Process Development Associate KBI Biopharma, Inc. Durham, NC Sep 13, 2016 $63,000
Process Development Associate II Abbott Laboratories Worcester, MA Oct 01, 2009 $62,000
Process Development Associate Senior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Nov 01, 2013 $61,812
Process Development Associate Dpt Lakewood, LLC Lakewood, NJ Sep 05, 2015 $58,760
Process Development Associate Senior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Nov 15, 2010 $58,000
Process Development Associate Senior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Oct 01, 2010 $58,000
Process Development Associate KBI Biopharma, Inc. Durham, NC Sep 13, 2016 $57,866
Process Development Associate Aerotek Scientific LLC Waltham, MA Oct 01, 2011 $57,852
Process Development Associate Lead Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Oct 01, 2009 $55,053
Process Development Associate Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Sep 16, 2009 $55,053
Process Development Associate I Novavax, Inc. Rockville, MD Aug 31, 2015 $55,000
Process Development Associate Senior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH Aug 30, 2016 $54,000
Process Development Associate I Novavax, Inc. Gaithersburg, MD Sep 15, 2016 $52,749
Process Development Associate Junior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Oct 01, 2012 $51,542
Process Development Associate Junior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Sep 24, 2012 $49,920
Process Development Associate Junior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Sep 16, 2011 $48,001
Process Development Associate Junior Fermentatio Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Aug 06, 2013 $47,840
Fermentation Process Development Associate Conagen, Inc. Bedford, MA Jan 09, 2016 $47,000 -
$59,000
Fermentation Process Development Associate Conagen, Inc. Bedford, MA May 09, 2016 $47,000 -
$59,000
Process Development Associate Junior Lonza Biologics, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Jan 24, 2011 $46,800

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Top Skills for A Process Development Associate

CellCultureProcessesDisposableBioreactorsFermentationLaboratoryProteinPurificationAnalyticalAssaysProceduresColumnChromatographyGMPHplcElisaSds-PageBatchRecordsDNACellLinesPilotPlantRawMaterialsAktaTechnicalReportsAffinityChromatographyRNA

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Top Process Development Associate Skills

  1. Cell Culture Processes
  2. Disposable Bioreactors
  3. Fermentation Laboratory
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Contributed innovative ideas to improve cell culture processes.
  • Work in an industrial fermentation laboratory using fermentors from 10L to 500L.
  • Worked in a protein purification for scale-up of an antibody process prior to phase 1 clinical trials.
  • Developed Analytical Assays in support of protein based pharmaceuticals.
  • Completed process/product optimization experiments according to experimental design and operational procedures in mammalian and bacterial production presentations.

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