Sr. Manufacturing Associate


Canton, MA, US, 02021 Canton, MA, US, 02021

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Senior Manufacturing Associate for our Canton location. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline or substitution of an Associate’s Degree, Program Certificate, or High School Diploma. Must have a minimum of 2-4 years of related experience in a GMP biopharmaceutical/ biotech production environment and the aiblity to maintain and operate common laboratory equioment such as pH quality systems an their application to manufacutring operations. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.




The Senior Manufacturing Associate is primarily responsible for the production of bulk vaccines in accordance with cGMP documentation to meet the production schedule and goals of the site.  Operations focus on Downstream Purification activities including unit operations of Cell Disruption, Clarification, TFF, and Formulation.  The candidate will also conduct general GMP operations as needed to support activity including equipment assembly, solution preparation, operation of autoclaves, and parts washing.  Knowledge and experience of aseptic behavior is a benefit to the candidate. Responsible for operating in a safe and compliant manner, to ensure production goals are met.




  • Executes production processes for bulk vaccine manufacturing in accordance with cGMP documentation for Downstream Purification activities including unit operations of Cell Disruption, Clarification, TFF, and Formulation.  Ability to operate manual, semi-automated, and automated equipment in support of routine production under supervision.
  • Ensures all training requirements are completed per the standards set forth by the site.
  • Maintains a cGMP ready state of production facility.  All work is documented compliantly within  logbooks and batch records in accordance with good documentation procedures.
  • Contributes to the quality compliance aspect of the needs of the department in the areas of document revision, deviation report writing and assisting in the execution and implementation of change controls.
  • Identifies any procedural issue including process deviations, troubleshoots issues immediately, and assists with investigation and potential corrective actions to quality incidents.
  • Acts as SME or system owner for specific pieces of equipment and procedures. The candidate will assist supporting departments by contributing towards the execution of maintenance, validation, and qualification of equipment and procedures as necessary.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline required.  Substitution of Associate’s Degree, Program Certificate, or High School Diploma will be assessed based on additional experience working in a GMP biopharmaceutical/ biotech production environment. 


  • A minimum of 2-4 years of related experience in a GMP biopharmaceutical/ biotech production environment.


  • Must have a technical understanding of equipment and operations common to executing procedures in support of cGMP FDA licensed manufacturing area.


  • Must be quality focused with knowledge and understanding of cGMP quality systems and their application to manufacturing operations.


  • Ability to maintain and operate common laboratory equipment such as pH meters, conductivity meter, filter integrity tester, scales, pumps, and autoclave.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Must be a team player and able to work cross-functionally in a matrixed environment. 




General math skills required, including algebra. 

Ability to perform multiple tasks as assigned, with flexibility to work according to the production schedule including weekends and holidays.

Must be experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Requires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia Virus and Japanese Encephalitis Virus.


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions.com under the career section to apply today!


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

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