BioProcess Associate

Job Description
Position Summary: Involves manufacturing and testing of our gene expression products and related reagents. Also responsible for assisting in validating and troubleshooting products in development and manufacturing process improvements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for manufacturing and testing of various gene expression products

Maintains reagents and chemical inventories to ensure adequate supply to meet production needs

Responsible for data analysis for new product validations, manufacturing scale-up and troubleshooting

Supports the production of new products and to ensure that those new products are of high quality

Performs and documents all chemical reactions, purifications and data characterization utilized to prepare intermediates or new products

Ensures a quality and safe operation

Performs and documents method developments

Performs equipment evaluation to improve laboratory performance

Works cross-functionally to efficiently release product, resolve problems and support sales

Assists in process method trouble shooting and coordinate experiments with Production

Investigates new synthetic routes for new products or process improvements

Participates in process and operation improvement opportunities

Responds to internal and external inquiries

Complies with company quality management systems, policies and procedures

Provides mentorship, if applicable

Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs;

Education: Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's preferred

Yrs of related experience: 2-4 years

Competencies: (skills, knowledge, abilities)

Interpersonal skills, Results oriented, Analytical skills, MS Office, Program Project Management, Life Science background

Working Conditions: Office and Production Floor Office and Production Floor

Level of Autonomy and Complexity:

Expanding use of established principles, theories, concepts to resolve a variety of issues

Uses judgment to determine appropriate action in compliance with established practices to resolve issues of moderate scope

Contributes to achievement on organization's objectives; error in judgment or failure to achieve objectives may demand additional resources to correct errors or accomplish goals

Receives general directions on everyday work, and precise directions on new tasks; work is generally supervised, and revised for sufficiency


Affymetrix (AFFX) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes. The vision, innovation, and devotion of Affymetrix employees help us empower scientists around the world to alleviate human suffering. It is not just the sheer power of our technology that inspires us; it is the potential for it to help people.

Our employees create a highly energized, team-oriented work environment. We are an employer committed to supporting the aspirations and achievements of our employees and offer our employees a comprehensive, competitive program of benefits and a corporate culture based on core values of daring, passionate and platinum.

***Affymetrix is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected status. Our commitment to a diverse workforce is demonstrated through all aspects of our hiring and employment practices. ***



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