Scientist/Lead Scientist Affinity Resin Conjugation and Preparation

Location: Lebanon, NH

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Avitide

Avitide is a biotechnology company that provides a platform technology to rapidly discover and develop high-performance affinity purification solutions for the biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing industry.  Avitide is seeking a qualified candidate to build upon their motivated and highly integrated, interdisciplinary team to pursue the rapid development of novel affinity separation solutions for our biopharmaceutical partners. The Avitide technology enables its partners with exclusive, high-yield, high purity affinity separation technologies that are delivered with an industry-leading service timeline to reduce cost of manufacturing and accelerate the delivery of new medicines to patients. 

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 housed in a modern 30 000 square foot facility that 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 compensation packages comprised of competitive salary, bonus, benefits, and equity components and career growth solely based upon merit.

About This Position

Avitide’s affinity resins define the company and hence this role is at the core of our activities. The candidate will provide foundational expertise and technical leadership to direct resin preparation and conjugation. Success in this role directly shapes the success of our purification resins and our partner’s clinical programs. A key role is to  interface with the ISO9001 accredited manufacturing division to transfer newly developed resins into large scale production. Avitide seeks candidates who are highly self-motivated and can work in a collaborative fashion with other interdisciplinary team members and mentor colleagues.

Qualifications and Experience:

Degree (BS/MS/PhD) in sciences or engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Minimum of BS/MS with 3+ years experience or PhD in organic chemistry, biochemistry or materials science
  • Expertise in the conjugation of biomolecules to chromatographic resins and other solid materials using a variety of different chemistries
  • Expertise in the chemical modification and activation of solid surfaces
  • Expertise with the characterization of surface modified particles including biochemical assays, particle sizing, microscopy and spectroscopic techniques

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis and characterization of Avitide affinity resins and intermediates
  • Develop and validate analytical methods for characterizing the affinity resins
  • Contributions to the preparation of data and technology transfer packages for Avitide partners

Avitide Cultural Qualities

  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Actively contribute to our collaborative team culture
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively under broad directives
  • Agile and quick to adapt
  • Excellent and timely communication skills
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