Senior Scientist – Process Development- Purification

at Catalent
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted June 2, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 726 Heartland Trail, Suite 100


Job Description

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



The Senior Scientist – Purification Development’s primary role is to design, execute and analyze laboratory and pilot scale experiments for drug substance process development and/or to support tech. transfer activities to GMP DS manufacturing

This is a fulltime role working days, Monday - Friday.

The Senior Scientist contributes to the Patient First philosophy by designing and implementing studies that ensure accurate assessments of drug stability, manufacturability, and develop-ability, ensuring the safety of our end users – the patients.

The Role

  • Leading development work for and applying technical knowledge of projects in order to develop robust purification processes that scale effectively to GMP manufacturing as needed
  • The position will support the development of purification processes for a wide variety of molecules and modalities.
  • Designing, executing and interpreting internal and external client experimental plans including DOE; Troubleshooting experiments
  • Use of statistical tools for data mining and DoE analyses
  • Lead process development and pilot scale projects including regular updates to partners, data management, investigations, technical report writing
  • Guiding Associate Scientists with troubleshooting and experimental design
  • Acting as project lead, including preparing and presenting data to clients informally and formally
  • Maintaining necessary documentation in a lab notebook; Authoring and reviewing technical reports
  • Supporting process transfer into manufacturing by providing written and oral communication of the process
  • Training of manufacturing associates; Review and approval of documentation, and on-floor support
  • Strong understanding of proteins biochemistry

The Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field (Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering preferred) and 7 - 9 years of direct relevant experience in a biopharmaceutical envionment
  • Master’s degree in science field (Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry , Cell Biology, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering preferred and 4 - 6 years of direct relevant experience in a biopharmaceutical environment
  • PhD in science (Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering preferred) plus 0 - 4 years relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures and operations gained through work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with current approaches to purification of biologics including monoclonal antibodies
  • Excellent written, oral and organizational skills
  • Must be results-oriented with a hands-on attitude in a fast-paced environment

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
  • Competitive salary with quarterly 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


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