Senior Associate I, cGMP Biomanufacturing – Solution Preparation (Sun-Wed, 2pm-12am)

at Catalent
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted January 3, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 726 Heartland Trail, Suite 100


Position Overview: 

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love.  Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here



Senior Associate 1, cGMP Biomanufacturing- Solution Preparation (Sun-Wed, 2pm-12am)

The cGMP Biomanufacturing group is responsible for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) production activities, including Master/Working Cell Bank production, Upstream cell culture, Downstream protein/mRNA purification, and/or therapeutics production.  This position requires a variety of skills necessary for a cGMP Biomanufacturing environment. Independently perform Biomanufacturing operations, while adhering to SOPs and working in a cGMP compliant environment.  Analyze and interpret results in written and oral format.  Other duties will include Batch Production Record/data review, drafting technical documents protocols and reports, training/mentorship of staff and driving process improvement initiatives.  The position is expected to follow detailed instructions and established procedures with minimal supervision.  The position is expected to follow detailed instructions and established procedures with infrequent supervision.

This is a permanent, full time position.  It is an hourly role.  The shift is Sunday-Wednesday, 2:00 pm-12:00 am shift.

Our new, state of the art Madison, WI facility, with expanded mammalian cell line engineering and biomanufacturing capabilities utilizing single-use systems, offers increased flexibility and manufacturing scale to support our customers’ growth. We offer a broad range of integrated formulation and analytical services to solve your most difficult development challenges in Biologics.

Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee.

The Role:

  • Lead/co-lead cGMP Biomanufacturing production activities
  • Daily review of executed cGMP documentation (BPRs, forms)
  • Coordinate w/ Supervisor to prioritize and schedule activities to meet deadlines
  • Perform aseptic techniques within in a clean room environment
  • Execute and document cGMP Biomanufacturing activities
  • Operate cGMP Biomanufacturing equipment such as pH/conductivity meters, mixing tanks (SUMs), tubing fusers/sealers, filter integrity testers, peristaltic pumps, balances and BioSafety Cabinets (BSC) or Laminar Flow Hoods (LFH)
  • Maintain effectiveness of Quality system
  • Stage raw materials/components for use within cGMP Biomanufacturing
  • Performs general cleanroom housekeeping, including room and equipment cleaning(s), disposal of trash and recyclables, and adherence to 5S standards
  • Accurately completes routine and preventive maintenance on Biomanufacturing equipment
  • Routinely draft and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Batch Production Records (BPR) and Job Aid (JA)
  • Lead deviation investigations and change control/protocol execution in a time sensitive fashion
  • Execute equipment qualification/validation protocols, as required
  • Train other Biomanufacturing staff, as needed
  • Support continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Actively participates in team meetings and/or training sessions
  • Perform Media/Solution Preparation
  • Ability to work scheduled shift and other off-shift coverage as required
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Solution Preparation
      • Weigh/dispense chemicals/components
      •  Operate Biomanufacturing equipment, such as fume hood or equivalent
      •   Kit/stage materials for solution preparation

The Candidate:


  • M.S./M.A. in Biotechnology, or related field, with minimum of 1 years’ experience in related work with no prior experience; or
  • B.S./B.A. in Biotechnology, or related field, with minimum of 2 years’ experience in related work; or
  • Associates Degree/Certificate/Diploma in laboratory science with minimum of 4 years’ experience in related laboratory work.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in related laboratory work.


  • Required
    • Clean room, aseptic technique, and/or general lab equipment experience
    • cGMP,  Good documentation practices (GDP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) knowledge
    • Following standard operating procedures
    • Experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting Biomanufacturing-related equipment
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with SUBs, SUMs, Unicorn and/or Delta V software(s)
    • Experience with Trackwise, Compliancewire or other electronic tracking software

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Catalent Benefits:

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process
  • Diverse, inclusive culture
  • Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives
  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays
  • Competitive salary with yearly bonus potential
  • Community engagement and green initiatives
  • Generous 401K match and Paid Time Off accrual
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops