Upstream Co-Op, Manufacturing Science & Technology Department

  • Opportunity Profile:
    • Position: Upstream Co-Op, Manufacturing Science & Technology Department
      Location: Syracuse, NY
      Description: We are seeking a highly motivated student to be part of the upstream laboratory. The successful candidate will design cell culture experiments to develop the perfusion bioreactor and perfusion wave bioreactor scale down model. The scale down perfusion model will advance the understanding of the perfusion bioreactors in effort to develop uses for this technology at scale including cell banking, seed intensification, and production bioreactors.  This work will include scientific research, lab work with small scale bioreactors and wave bioreactors, and presentation of findings. The co-op will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting results with scientific advice and collaboration from a larger team.
      Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes.
      Required skills: 
      • Must be enrolled in school the semester of and/or during the assignment, as well as the semester following the assignment, with a 3.0+ GPA
      • Must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) from January to July 2020.
      • Demonstrated problem solving ability, interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills.
      • Previous work experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, or a related industry preferred.
      • Qualified candidates will have completed sophomore, junior, senior, Masters, or PhD level coursework towards a degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, or Related Disciplines
      • Knowledge of bioreactor operation, cell biology, recombinant protein expression, and aseptic technique, as well as demonstrated implementation of such in a professional lab-based setting, protein biochemistry and process development expertise are desired.
      • Excellent communication, technical writing, collaboration, and data management skills are required.
      • The demonstrated flexibility to work in a dynamic, project-based environment is essential.
      • Demonstrated application of formal project management, experimental design, statistical analysis, system qualification, equipment maintenance, and problem solving methodologies are helpful.
      • Technical writing ability required, as well as expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to perform statistical data analysis.MS Visio experience preferred.
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