Sr Administrative Assistant


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.

Qualified candidate will provide extensive administrative support to a team or department and will act as coordinator of departmental projects and CDMO client visits.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills, the ability to plan and prioritize, and the ability to effectively coordinate with other teams and departments.


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

•    Manage Development Services (DVS) department calendars as well as CDMO calendar for 300P.
•    Schedule meetings and conference calls as requested; supervise the preparation of materials for meetings as appropriate; coordinate and communicate information in support of DVS and CDMO activities at 300P.
•    Act as the Gaithersburg 300P site liaison with other Executives, Office Managers, and team members from other sites.
•    Ensure conference rooms, break rooms, and common areas are always clean and well stocked through coordination with contracted porter(s); order and arrange all company and CDMO client meals.
•    Manage temporary office space assignments for visiting Emergent team members and external customers based upon business needs.
•    Manage office related supply distribution supporting the CDMO BU at 300P.
•    Support routing electronic document signatures (e.g. AdobeSign) for DVS and CDMO.
•    Manage office related tasks for the effective operations of copiers and printers in conjunction with IT.
•    Make travel arrangements for DVS department and process expense reports as required.
•    Gather and submit the necessary paperwork for departmental contracts, purchase orders, invoices, etc.
•    Track monthly expenses against approved contract amounts.
•    Assist in creating internal and external reports for the department.
•    Provide weekly or monthly utilization reports (SAP) supporting R&D and CDMO.
•    Maintain employee memberships and contact lists.
•    Provide general administrative support for 300P.
•    Manage department SharePoint site and Team Channel.
•    Coordinate and manage facility visits.
•    Support PMO team with Submitting WAM, WBS request forms.


•    Associate Degree plus 3-5+ years of related experience required
•    Strong proficiency in MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, and Excel
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of management
•    Must possess excellent time-management skills
•    Ability to work independently and to identify and resolve problems


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.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC