Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com
The Research Associate will use their skills and knowledge to optimize biopharmaceuticals and vaccines fermentation processes. The incumbent will participate in large molecule process development efforts (e.g., enzymes, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies etc.). S/He should be able to plan, perform, interpret and report results of scientific experiments. Design, review and make recommended changes to scientific protocols and procedures. This position will be responsible for implementing R&D strategies to optimize biological processes. This position is laboratory-based and will require routine interaction with scientists across multiple discovery and core research laboratories at Elanco. The incumbent scientist will be expected to support multiple projects at any given time. The ability to independently execute experiments, coupled with a “can do” attitude, is a must
Functions, Duties, Task:
Support process development group with project-related activity such as microbial fermentation, cell culture, seed creation etc.
Plan, execute and coordinate daily and weekly work schedule. Design, review and make recommended changes to scientific protocols and procedures.
Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment.
Schedule and perform maintenance of instruments/equipment. Evaluate new laboratory equipment.
Use proper safety equipment and follow appropriate safety procedures. Takes responsibility for proper handling and disposal of biohazard materials and/or hazardous chemicals.
Present results during team, project or unit meetings.
Write reports, prepare SOPs/working procedures. Support preparation of tech transfer and registration documents.
Perform data analysis and use results for the design of next experiment.
Perform troubleshooting activities.
Collaborate with other associates and scientists to facilitate knowledge exchange. Train and coach peers.
Participate in project teams within the function.
Work according to, and eventually ensure the compliance with, external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOP’s, GxP, HSE, and AW).
Supporting other technical development functions (e.g. analytical, DSP and formulation).
Support projects from development to tech transfer in M&Q.
Keep abreast of scientific literature in the field and able to provide expertise in evaluation of new platform technologies.
When required, should be able to come during night/weekend and occasionally required to stay longer hours to support project work
Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant scientific discipline (chemical or bio-chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry or biochemistry) with minimum 5 years experience working on R&D projects in human or animal health industries preferably in fermentation process development area.
Masters Degree in a relevant scientific discipline (chemical or bio-chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry or biochemistry) with minimum 2 years experience working on R&D projects in the human or animal health industries preferably in fermentation process development area.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Masters of Science Degree
Effective oral and written communications skills.
Highly focused and detail oriented,
High personal ethical and quality standards.
Exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills.
Must be able to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment
Knowledge and experience in using ELNs.
Knowledge and experience in high throughput sample design and analysis.
Experience working in a pharmaceutical R&D laboratory.
Experience in writing protocols and development reports.
Experience with downstream processing and/or formulations of vaccines and/or therapeutic proteins a plus
Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status