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Why work at Avecia?

As a leading drug development services company for oligonucleotide therapeutics, the first step in our DNA/RNA sequence is to work with a great team of people.

At Avecia, our team approach allows you to excel in your individual area of expertise as well as to be part of a group of professionals that has the support of management and peers from various backgrounds. And while we’re focused on results, we still maintain our flexibility and enjoy camaraderie and the benefits of work/life balance. Make the next move in your progression of success and join Avecia.

At Avecia, we encourage and value people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to contribute to our collective success. It is Avecia’s policy to conduct business without regard to an individual’s disability or any other protected status. We are fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and encourage all to apply.

PD Principal Scientist

Department: Process Development
Location: Milford, MA


Purpose of the Position:

Responsible for the development of processes and methods for the synthesis, purification, ultrafiltration, lyophilization, and testing of new and existing oligonucleotide products.

Participates in the testing and implementation of new work processes, technologies, and procedures. Is involved in product scale-up, process optimization, and validation activities.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of oligonucleotide principles, theories, and processes.

Can generate manufacturing documentation and support Manufacturing and Engineering with necessary documentation

Reports status of activities to project teams and to Process Development leadership. Normally works independently in consultation with Process Development leadership.

Works independently or in a team to achieve laboratory- and manufacturing-based project goals

Key Job Responsibilities:

Plan, organize and carry out laboratory work for self and/or others to develop/improve processes to meet quality, cost operability, productivity, and SHE objectives agreed with Process Development leadership.

Participate in technology transfer programs in consultation with Process Development leadership, manufacturing personnel, and SHE representatives to allow for safe and effective implementation or modification of oligonucleotide processes.

Plan and/or execute laboratory preparations of API samples for customer use utilizing best available procedures and practices to produce requested amounts of material with acceptable quality attributes.

Maintain laboratory documentation using standard scientific record keeping practices

Prepare technical development protocols, technical development reports, and campaign summary reports to properly document laboratory experimentation and conclusions.

Perform assigned group responsibilities to maintain an efficient operating laboratory

Communicate appropriate information to representatives of Supply Chain, QC/AD, Business Development, Manufacturing, QA, Safety and Facilities to enable efficient execution of work activities.

Maintain an appropriate level of training on company and departmental procedures as determined by Avecia and Process Development.

May train and oversee less experienced group members in laboratory procedures, experiment design, equipment use, and chemical safety/hygiene standards.

Monitors manufacturing execution of processes and provides guidance as necessary

Communicates with Avecia project team and customer as needed



Job Knowledge Required:

Ph. D degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Extensive knowledge of chemical laboratory procedures and equipment

Five or more years related experience

Planning and organizational skills

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