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Purification Specialist

Company: CAMRIS International
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

CAMRIS 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 todays 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 a Purification Specialist to support the Pilot Bio-Production Facility (PBF) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  • Prepare buffers pour columns with specific resins, lyses cells to homogeneous suspensions.
  • Perform extractions of cells and cell products
  • Use column chromatography, centrifugation, and other techniques to purify vaccine materials.
  • Make recommendations for purification of desired products based on research data received from research personnel.
  • Responsible for all types of purification and down-stream processing and the use of various equipment to meet these goals.
  • Responsible for writing Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Production Records, and any other documents that are required to maintain documentation and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ensure that all data is entered in records to be maintained on file for each product
  • Perform various analytical procedures to characterize and quantitate product at all steps in the purification process
  • Responsible for training other personnel on procedures and operations of equipment
  • Provides assistance to CAMRIS headquarters as needed on proposal writing projects and provide assistance with all job-related progress reports/technical reports.
  • Maintain 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 Officer.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned, including working in other sections.

  • A BA/BS degree in Science (preferably chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, or engineering) and 4+ years experience in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Must have good people and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must have ability to follow directions, written policies and procedures for all work responsibilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.

CAMRIS International, Inc., offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at . 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 law.

Keywords: CAMRIS International, Silver Spring , Purification Specialist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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