Eurofins MWG Operon LLC, a Eurofins Genomics company, is a member of the Eurofins Group with major offices and production facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia, is an international provider of DNA sequencing services, DNA synthesis products, and bioinformatic services for academic and industrial research. The company's strengths are its strong customer orientation, fast service and high quality products including a series of advanced oligonucleotide design tools.
Eurofins is searching for a Process Development Engineer for Oligo Manufacturing in Louisville, KY. The Process Development Engineer will report directly to the Director of Operations.
Process Development Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develops, validates, and implements new processes for Oligonucleotide Synthesis, Deprotection, Purification, and Quality Control in a high throughput production environment
Analyzes and improves current production processes
Designs and implements methods and protocols for robotic equipment such as liquid handlers and oligonucleotide synthesis robots
Validates and adapts new robotic equipment to support the automation of the production processes
Collects, documents, and analyzes experimental data
Translates manual research protocols into automated production processes
Writes SOPs for new production processes, trains production associates for new processes and supervises the process implementation
Interacts with all members of the R&D team
Communicates effectively with all levels of production and management
Coodinates with production and maintenance for the evaluation and implementation of new equipment and processes
Ensures that all processes conform to ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485 standards
The Ideal Candidate Would Possess
Thorough understanding of oligonucleotide chemistry, including phosphoramdite based synthesis methods, deprotection and purification methods, and post-synthetic labeling chemistry
Experience in oligonucleotide quality control, including MALDI-Tof and ESI mass spectrometry, HPLC analysis and capillary gel electrophoresis
Proficiency operating oligonucleotide purification equipment, such as Dionex, Aekta, and Gilson HPLCs
Proficiency using high throughput robotic equipment for liquid handling, such as Hamilton, Tecan, and Agilent robots
Proficiency operating automated oligonucleotide synthesis equipment, such as ABI 3900 and Dr. Oligo
Experience with ISO 13485 and cGMP
Strong troubleshooting capabilities
Experience in documenting and analyzing experimental data
Strong computer, scientific, and organization skills
Excellent communication (oral and written), and attention to detail
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
Self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Basic Minimum Qualifications
College degree, or equivalent, in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or related area of science
3 years of experience in high throughput oligonucleotide manufacturing and process development
This position is full time, Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm, with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Louisville, Kentucky are encouraged to apply.
As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits, including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.