Scientist Bioreactor Process Design (all genders)


Scientist Bioreactor Process Design


Just-Evotec Biologics is looking for a Scientist of Bioreactor Process Design to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team working on upstream process development (perfusion and intensified fed-batch) projects. In this role, you will participate in further developing and refining Just’s next-generation continuous bioprocessing platform, which we are currently running in our Seattle and Redmond manufacturing facilities at 500L and 1000L scale. Just-Evotec employees are driven by our mission: to expand access to therapeutics by substantially driving down the cost of goods through process technology development. This role is well-positioned to have a substantial impact on patients and the biotechnology industry. 

This position will be part of a team to perform upstream process development for early and late-stage processes and will include process development, optimisation, characterization, and technology transfer for intensified, continuous processes. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, curious, and work well in a team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively over teleconferences and web-based meetings, are necessary. 


  • Developing and/or assisting upstream processes for biotherapeutics manufacturing 
  • Designing, executing, and analysing statistically designed experiments (DOE) either independently or with support from manager 
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation of lab activities and write appropriate technical reports for successful regulatory submission. 
  • Ensure the upstream development (USP) labs and equipment is maintained under optimal working conditions and assume responsibility for specific instruments. 
  • Contribute to investigations (e.g., deviations) as required to help identify the root cause and propose and implement appropriate corrective actions. 
  • Carry out Development/Characterisation/optimisation experiments, accurately document results, and produce experimental reports. 
  • Support tech transfer with manufacturing organizations (internal and external) 
  • Responsible for own professional attitude and for sharing knowledge for the benefit of others or on demand. 
  • Author, amend and review operating documents, such as SOPs, guidelines, and data records. Willing to take on additional activities. 
  • Documenting best practices and technical results in ELNs, SOPs, summary reports, etc. 
  • Working with vendors and manufacturers 
  • Assisting with bench-scale bioreactor operations including run preparation, bioreactor assembly, autoclave, inoculation, daily sampling and analytics, troubleshooting, cleaning, and maintenance 
  • Potential for weekend work (5-day work week/ 2 consecutive days off 

Required qualifications: 

  • BS or MS degree in Engineering, Biochemistry or related field and +6 years of relevant experience 
  • Excellent attention to detail, focused when completing technical tasks. 
  • Strong writing skills and efficient at documentation 
  • Able to stay organized in complex situations, keep track of multiple tasks and data 
  • Enthusiastic problem-solver 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Experience with cell culture operations, filtration techniques, automation, analyzing data using statistical tools and understanding of circuits (grounding, power, signal, etc.) 

FR : Dans le cadre de sa politique Diversité, Evotec étudie, à compétences égales, toutes les candidatures dont celles des personnes en situation de handicap.

ENG : In the frame of our Diversity policy, Evotec considers, with equal competences, all applications including people with disabilities.

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