Process Development Associate I

Canton, MA

Job Req code: 874

Category: Research & Development

Organogenesis corporate headquarters is located in Canton, Massachusetts, including manufacturing, R&D, customer service, reimbursement and other corporate teams supporting our full range of products. We have unique opportunities and are always looking for exceptional talent. Join a company where you will have an opportunity to grow professionally and personally and give strength to others by Empowering Healing.

The Process Development Associate I is responsible for performing research and development experiments in support for projects and products. Regularly exercise technical discretion in the design, execution, data interpretation, and reporting of scientific experiments that contribute to project goals and corporate objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working individually or in a team setting performing routine lab work such as processing using aseptic technique for cell culture, cell based assays, tissue culture, and cryopreservation.
  • Working with cell cultures (fibroblasts and/or keratinocytes), biomaterials, media preparation, material preparation/sterilization, and process optimization or scale-up work. 
  • Supporting early process development or process design on new products and draft SOP’s or other related procedures as needed.
  • Contributing to project objectives within area of expertise by generating experimental data, documenting activities in a lab notebook, and taking part in problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Preparing protocols, reports, summaries, and quantitative analyses of basic experiments.
  • Projects may require investigating scientific literature in conjunction with selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions that apply to ongoing project work.  
  • Projects may also require familiarity with cGMP and/or GLP processing.
  • Primary contacts will be with direct supervisors and others in department for guidance and regarding status of work projects.  May interact cross-functionally on routine matters (e.g. project meetings).
  • The individual will also be responsible for general laboratory maintenance (cleaning, lab supply inventory, monitoring equipment, etc.).

Requirements

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Proven technical proficiency and demonstrated skill in planning experiments, interpreting data, and writing technical reports.
  • Uses own judgment to design and execute independent follow-up experiments.
  • Proficient at aseptic processing and able to consistently maintain sterile cell cultures and constructs.
  • Ability to work both independently on defined projects or collaborate as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of analysis and interpretation of moderately complex experimental data with proficiency in problem solving and protocol refinement
  • Effective communicator (written and verbal), especially within their area(s) of expertise.  Ability to participate and discuss data or various topics at team meetings.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Requires B.S. in a scientific discipline.
  • Minimum of 0-5 years of related laboratory experience or M.S. with 0-2 years of related experience. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills required. 
  • Computer skills necessary include being familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word. 
  • Experience with statistical analysis or statistical design of experiment (DOE) is a plus but not required.

Physical Demands

  • Occasional repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers while using pipet aids, repeat pipettors, micro pipettors, or peristaltic pumps. 
  • May require occasional class 10K cleanroom gowning.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or an amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work involves primarily sitting most of the time.

Environmental Conditions

  • Working indoors
  • No adverse environmental conditions