Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB) at the University of Iowa is seeking to add a research assistant to its dedicated professional staff. As a member of this team, the new hire will help to manufacture protein products as a part of our contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) operation. The CBB welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the new hire will learn both fermentation and purification processes required for pilot scale manufacturing of proteins and will be given opportunities to assume leadership responsibilities associated with commercial scale manufacturing under GMP and non-GMP conditions.
Work location: 2501 Crosspark Road, Oakdale Campus, Coralville, IA 52241
About the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Biotechnology is a movement many believe will mark one of the first and most dramatic innovations of the 21st Century. For more than twenty years, the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB) has been combining first-class scientific faculty with cutting-edge facilities to reshape and define new technologies for chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agrochemical industries. In 1995, we opened our new laboratory at The University of Iowa Research Park (previously called Oakdale Research Park) North of the University of Iowa, where our multidisciplinary faculty has continued to dedicate themselves to education, research, and technology transfer related to biocatalysis and bioprocessing. We are proud that in the past two decades our scientists have routinely made significant contributions to the advancement of science while working with industrial, governmental, and academic clients. We also have continued to work to bring life science-based companies to Iowa.
Today, the CBB consists of a growing number of more than 50 faculty members and more than 300 researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral scientists, technicians, and visiting faculty and industrial scientists. Our faculty members come from ten different departments, and we are home to more than 20 predoctoral fellows. Our principal areas of study include biocatalyst fundamental properties, bioremediation, bioprocessing, new biocatalyst discovery, novel biocatalyst applications, biosensing technology, and reactive agent development.
Education or Equivalency Required An Associate's degree from a biotech or bioprocessing program, or a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Ability to perform tasks that require accuracy, attention to detail, including accurate record keeping.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
Demonstrate working proficiency with Microsoft Office software, (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Demonstrate the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner and utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals and needs.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Six months to one year of relevant laboratory or biotech industry experience.
Demonstrate working knowledge and experience with fermentation processes.
Demonstrate working knowledge and experience with protein purification.
Demonstrate working knowledge and experience with cGMP manufacturing.
Basic skills in packing of chromatographic columns.
Basic familiarity with biomanufacturing processes and regulations.
Basic skills in standard sterile technique and handling cultures.
Demonstrate a working knowledge and experience with facility operations.
Experience in using analytical techniques to prepare solutions.
Experience working with solution volumes larger than 100L.
Application Details and Instructions:
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
Contact: Sarah Tillman (email@example.com)
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For a complete list of job requirements see posting 21002448 at jobs.uiowa.edu
Internal Number: 21002448_1621441551
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.