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University of Colorado Process Development Associate/Associate Scientist in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Process Development Associate/Associate Scientist

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.



The Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine has an opening for a full-time Process Development Associate III or Associate Scientist at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is an academic cGMP facility dedicated to the development and manufacture of novel cell-therapy and protein-based therapies for early phase human clinical trials. This position will be responsible for developing, scaling-up, and implementing purification processes related to protein-based therapeutics.

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The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online.The university has proudly positioned itself as one of the top urban research universities in the country. As part of this commitment to excellence the Anschutz campus has invested in the capability to development and manufacture materials for clinical trials in cGMP Phase 1 compliant manner.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Full-time position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located nearby the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

  • Develop and implement/E. coli/protein purification processes

  • Direct scale-up of protein purification processes to the cGMP suites

  • Manage, monitor, and maintain processing equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies and bench-top equipment and regular cleaning of facility, supplies, and equipment.

  • Document manufacturing using Good Documentation Practices

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks, cGMP documents, logs, and computer databases

  • Manage tasks to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality

  • Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility

  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and prospective users

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology) minimum 5 years’ experience or equivalent

  • Significant protein-related chromatography process development experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A team-oriented, self-starter capable of operating independently in a start-up environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AKTA equipment/software, particularly AKTA Pure and Pilot

  • Experience with inclusion body based solubilization, refolding, and purification techniques

  • Experience working in a cGMP manufacturing setting related to biological drugs intended for human use, including work in ISO Class 7 and 8 rooms and ISO Class 5 biosafety cabinets

  • Experience operating and maintaining processing equipment

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Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Process Development Associate/Associate Scientist

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15467

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