Chemical Engineer/Chemist – Chromatography Resin Development & Manufacturing

Location: LEBANON, NH

Department: AVITIDE INC

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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 lead affinity resin development and manufacturing efforts as an integral position within Avitide’s industry-leading affinity purification discovery and development platform technology.  This is a new position to aid expansion in capacity to meet increasing demand. The candidate will be a key player in larger scale manufacturing of bioprocess scale chromatography resins for biopharmaceutical partners in an ISO9001 environment. The role offers the opportunity to lead the process development of affinity resins to maximize performance characteristics and define quality attributes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of BS/MS with 6+ years experience or PhD in organic chemistry, or chemical engineering
  • Expertise in the conjugation of biomolecules (proteins and peptides) to chromatographic resins and other solid materials (natural and synthetic polymers) an advantage
  • Expertise in cGMP or ISO Pharmaceutical/Chemical manufacturing environment
  • Experience in writing and reviewing SOP’s and Batch records
  • Demonstrated history of strong hands-on ability, mechanical design and repair, problem solving and independent thinking
  • Electrical and automation experience in a process environment an asset
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing multiple parallel projects

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the manufacturing clean room
  • Management of manufacturing equipment
  • Management of raw materials
  • Writing and review of manufacturing quality documentation
  • Execution of manufacturing batch records according to timelines

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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