Associate Scientist – Purification Process Development

Location: Lebanon, NH

Department: Affinity Purification Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

About Avitide

Avitide is a biotechnology company that provides high-performance affinity-based purification technologies and processes for the biopharmaceutical industry with an industry-leading timeframe.  Avitide’s disruptive approach to on-demand discovery and supply of exclusive affinity separation technologies is fundamentally changing the way biopharmaceutical development is being approached and how biopharmaceutical drug products are being defined.  To fulfill this mission, Avitide seeks a highly motivated and qualified candidate to facilitate the development and delivery of novel affinity separation technologies and processes for clinical and commercial biopharmaceutical drug products to Avitide’s growing roster of biopharmaceutical partners. The Avitide platform provides biopharmaceutical manufacturers with exclusive, high-yield, and high purity affinity separation technology that can controllably improve the drug product profile and accelerate the delivery of new biologics and vaccines to the clinic and market. 

Avitide's founding team brings substantial expertise and a track record of success in commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical discovery and manufacturing platform technologies.  Avitide is financed by top-tier venture capital firms such as Polaris Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors, SV Life Sciences, NeoMed Management, Mithril Capital Management, Sands Capital Ventures and Borealis Ventures.

Avitide is located in New Hampshire’s beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley, and is minutes from Dartmouth College, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  The surrounding New Hampshire and Vermont areas are renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, kayaking, and biking.  Avitide offers individually tailored compensation packages comprised of competitive salary, bonus, benefits, and equity components.

About This Position

A successful candidate will join Avitide and assist affinity resin development efforts as an integral role the within Avitide’s industry-leading affinity purification discovery and development technology and downstream processing team.  Responsibilities will center upon performing protein purifications with the novel affinity separation matrices that Avitide generates to accelerate our partner’s biopharmaceutical pipeline. A key aspect of this is the subsequent quantitative analysis of purity and impurity levels. Avitide seeks candidates who are highly self-motivated to learn and can work in a collaborative fashion with other interdisciplinary team members in a fast-paced company that seeks to transform downstream bioprocessing.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree (BS/MS/PhD) in biological sciences, biochemistry, or biochemical/chemical engineering
  • Experience performing experiments in a biochemistry, chemistry or biological sciences laboratory outside of mandatory undergraduate lab classes
  • Adept with standard software packages (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Timely and very strong communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the design, development, optimization, and delivery of novel Avitide affinity resins to Avitide’s biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing partners
  • Work under the guidance of Avitide’s downstream bioprocess scientists and engineers to expedite purification process development using affinity resins and membranes
  • Data analysis of experimental results and communication or results to other scientists.
  • Documentation of laboratory experiments and maintaining accurate records in our computerized proprietary lab information system.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in routine biochemical assays (e.g. SDS/PAGE, HPLC, ELISA)
  • Desire to work with laboratory instrumentation, robots and automation.
  • Aptitude for processing large sample numbers and data sets

Avitide Cultural Qualities

  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Actively contribute to our collaborative team culture
  • Willingness to adhere to written procedures and instructions
  • Agile and quick to adapt
  • Eager to learn and develop professional skills
  • Excellent and timely communication skills


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