Company: CAMRIS International
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021
International is a medical research and development firm that
realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges
through high-quality, cost-effective program and research
management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s
most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives
of people around the world. Our core practice areas include
HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine
research, development and production, global health security,
biodefense, and clinical research.
We are seeking
Upstream Technicians to support the Pilot Bio-Production Facility
(PBF) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in
Silver Spring, Maryland.
- Prepare cell
culture for virus inoculation and prepare viral seeds
- Experience and
knowledge of cGMP, specifically bioproduction of viral
- Execute and
participate in cGMP viral growth, virus vaccine purification for
cGMP vaccine bioproduction.
- Aseptic gowning,
aseptic processing, aseptic final filtration and working in a
- Cell culture
experience (adherent cells a plus), washing and counting cells,
repeated trypsin manipulations.
- Maintain virus
vaccine bioproduction inventory; order equipment and
- Train on SOPs and
fill out Batch Production Records; may perform data entry into hard
copy forms or electronic in compliance with cGMP using LIMS
- Comply with cGMP
standards for documentation and reagent production.
- Provide input on
cell culture, bioproduction and purification of mammalian
- Adhere to current
Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) guidelines and FDA regulations
as they apply to all levels of work.
- Must have
proficiency with various types of office software: Outlook, Word,
Excel. MSProject, LIMS experience, equipment monitoring systems a
- Must have ability
to follow directions, written policies and procedures for work
vaccinations might be required to work with certain viral
- Must have good
people and communication skills (written and verbal).
- Maintains a safe
workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate
safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is
required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and
report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety
- Performs light
duties and other related duties as required and
- High School
diploma required. BS degree in biology or equivalent experience in
leu of degree preferred.
- 1 years of industry experience performing cell culture and cGMP
production in a clean room environment a plus.
- Electronic batch
record documentation a plus.
knowledge and experience requirements related to viral product
safety for product release and downstream purification
(chromatography) a plus.
- Experience with
aseptic gowning, aseptic processing, aseptic final filtration and
working in a cleanroom environment.
- Experience with
bioproduction equipment: centrifuges, tangential flow filters,
spectrophotometer, biosafety cabinets, sonicator, autoclave, roller
bottles a plus.
- cGMP experience
for large scale viral production of biological products a
- Working knowledge
of disposable manufacturing methodology such as the use of sterile
bags with tubing and tubing welders is a definite plus.
- Must be able to
work independently following a brief period of specific technical
International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive
benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com. CAMRIS is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected
veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic
protected by any applicable federal, state, or local
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