Level 3 Viral Clearance Associate (AKTA Specialist)

Research and Development · Frederick, Maryland
Department Research and Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Summary

• Demonstrate familiarity with working in a GLP/GMP environment

• Conducts filtration and chromatography procedures as outlined in study and laboratory protocols

• Performs tech transfer of column chromatography steps during execution of viral clearance studies 

• Authors data capture sheets for viral clearance scaled-down model experiments 

• Authors technical reports for viral clearance studies

• Executes purification of internal virus stocks

• Accurately completes testing records and required documentation in GxP 

• Performs basic maintenance of AKTA Explorer and AKTA Pure FPLC systems including equipment        cleaning, maintenance logs, and connecting with GE™ representatives as needed

• Aid in training of employees, as needed

• May write SOPs (e.g., for purification procedure or other procedures)

• Conducts filtration tasks including TFF/DF for virus purifications

• Supports collaborative studies performed with clients

• Assists with R&D projects and studies

• Participates in validating analytical equipment 

• Experience with using an ultracentrifuge

• Other duties as assigned 



Minimum requirements

• BS or BA degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or science related degree / relevant experience

• Minimum of 3 years relevant experience with column chromatography and nanofiltration

• Must have experience with GE™ AKTA platforms and Unicorn software 

• Must be able to work in a BSL-2 laboratory setting wearing appropriate PPE

• Ability to push/pull/lift/manipulate 10-50 lbs. on a routine basis

• Must be able to collaborate with multiple teams 

• Must have clarity of vision and be able to distinguish different colors

• Effective multi-tasking and time management skills 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe required

• Ability to work independently and maintain a positive attitude

• Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail 


Preferred requirements

• Experience in a GLP/GMP environment

• Experience with GxP documentation practices

• Experience with downstream process development

• Experience with qPCR

• Experience with laboratory equipment such as analytical balances, nanodrop, pH meters

• Experience with continuous chromatography  

• Experience with column packing


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  • Location
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Department
    Research and Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience