Associate Scientist II


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879


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.

The Associate Scientist will be a member of Drug Substance Development department within Development Services involved in the development, optimization and tech transfer of Downstream purification processes for recombinant protein, mAb and virus-based vaccines.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Responsibilities will include:
•    Contribute to the development of scalable downstream processes to purify recombinant proteins and recombinant viruses.
•    Assist in the technology transfer of developed processes to manufacturing sites.
•    Trouble-shoot and maintain purification and tangential flow filtration systems.
•    Prepare Operational and Maintenance Equipment SOPs and Development Batch Records.
•    Development of centrifugation and filtration techniques for the recovery of proteins / virus / mAb
•    Summarize and analyze experiment results

 Additional responsibilities will be:

•    Assist with lab organization and maintenance
•    Actively participate in 6S activities
•    Maintain a laboratory notebook and other relevant documentation


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    BS or MS with degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or related discipline with 2-3 years of related experience. 
•    Fundamental knowledge of protein purification techniques (Chromatography, tangential flow filtration).
•    Hands on experience with AKTA chromatography equipment (Avant and Pilot) and tangential flow filtration systems desired but not essential.
•    Ability to design, implement and interpret experiments.


Successful applicants for this position that are required to be onsite at any Emergent site at any time, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment,  subject to legally required exemptions.

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.
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    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

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