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    Company Introduction

    Vigene Biosciences is a fast growing company and a leader in viral vector based gene delivery for both life science research, gene therapy and cell therapy purposes. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Vigene offers AAV, lentivirus and adenovirus based products and custom services. Both research grade and cGMP grade AAV, lentiviral and adenoviral vectors are available.

    Our vision: We strive to be the leading supplier using gene delivery technologies to advance biomedical research and to improve human health.

    Our core value: customer, results, creativity, team.

    We look forward to hearing from you. If Vigene sounds like a place you want to work, we invite you to send us your resume and a cover letter.

    E-mail: jobs@vigenebio.com


    Open Positions

    Research Associate, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology New!

    Team Leader, Molecular Biology/Plasmid DNA Preparation

    Cell Biology and Viral Vector Scientist

    QA Associate

     


    Research Associate, Molecular Biology and Cell biology

    Creation date: 2017-04-19

    Responsibility

    • ► Design and perform PCR, molecular cloning, and other molecular biology experiments; qPCR based virus titering
    • ► PPrepare and conduct cell culture experiments including cell counts, mammalian cell culture and transfection, virus transduction and virus manufacturing
    • ► PPerform routine tasks to fill the daily work order by following the SOPs
    • ► Other responsibilities as required
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      Qualifications Education and Experience

      • ► B.S. in Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field
      • ► Working experience with virus production is preferred
      • ► Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
      • ► Microsoft Office Experience (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
      • ► Good Critical Thinking Skills
      • ► Ability to Resolve Customer issues
      • ► Well organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time
      • ► Adaptability, flexibility, resilience and independent working skills
      • ► Team player
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        Benefits

        • ► 401K
        • ► Healthcare Benefits

         


        Team Leader, Molecular Biology/Plasmid DNA Preparation

        Responsibility

        • ► Provides oversight and supervision of staff and resources performing plasmid production (research grade and GMP grade) such as method development and validation, stability, QC, etc.
        • ► Manage and execute the work activities of group and associates, resource planning and allocation, client communication, technical document generation and review, mentoring technical staff and troubleshooting method and product-related issues.
        • ► Ensures the compliance of work performed within the laboratory as well as working with manager to meet the financial goals of the organization.

         

        Qualifications Education and Experience

        • ► Masters degree and 4-6 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
          the job; Ph.D. is preferred;
        • ► 2+ years of team leadership responsibility;
        • ► Candidates with GMP experiences are strongly preferred
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          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

          • ► Demonstrated Client Interaction and Project Management experience
          • ► Proven ability in managing and coaching experienced research scientists and associated projects
          • ► Strong Molecular Biology knowledge and background
          • ► Relevant experience with research grade plasmid DNA production and GMP production
          • ► Ability to train and mentor junior staff
          • ► Ability to cultivate a collaborative work environment with a team and across business areas
          • ► Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
          • ► Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
          • ► Understanding of basic financial terms and definitions as it applies to the business
          • ► Ability to independently develop project proposals/plans
          • ► Project and time management skills
          • ► Proven ability to identify and implement common efficiencies across multiple programs/projects
          • ► Demonstrated understanding of the bid process and can utilize expertise of others to develop programs to meet unique client needs
          • ► Proven ability to cope with a dynamic work environment

           

          Benefits

          • ► 401K
          • ► Healthcare Benefits

           


          Cell Biology and Viral Vector Scientist

          Responsibility

          • ► Implement knowledge/expertise to successfully execute virus production projects for AAV,
            lentivirus or adenovirus productions
          • ► Conducts independently process development experimentations or operational procedures of AAV,
            lentivirus or adenovirus productions to optimize process, increase yield and quality.
          • ► Analyzes and interprets test results.
          • ► Explores existing or innovative solutions to problems utilizing knowledge of scientific creativity in virus production and manufacturing independently.
          • ► Participate in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions
          • ► Builds credibility within lab group by performing high quality work
          • ► Effectively communicates results of own work though scientific meetings, presentations, discussions and documentation and with clients
          • ► Participate in both process develop and cGMP production of virus vectors.

           

          Qualifications Education and Experience

          • ► Ph.D. in Virology or Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or a related field; or M.S. in
            the related field with >3 years of experiences in the related fields.
          • ►Working experience with virus production is preferred.
          • ►Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
          • ►Microsoft Office Experience (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
          • ►Good Critical Thinking Skills
          • ►Ability to Resolve Customer issues
          • ►Well organized, able to manage multiple projects at a time.
          • ►Adaptability, flexibility, resilience and independent working skills
          • ►Team player

           

          Benefits

          • ► 401K
          • ► Healthcare Benefits

           


          QA Associate

          Responsibilities

          • ► Ensure the cGMP compliance of Vigene's manufacturing and testing activities with respect to FDA
            and EMA regulatory expectations and requirements;
          • ► Coordinate and/or perform or sign off on the collection and processing of samples for environmental monitoring and water testing; equipment and HVAC validation and certification;
          • ► Manage the receipt and review of test results; prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual trend
            reports as required per relevant procedures;
          • ► Perform batch record review and lot disposition activities for raw/starting materials, reagents, intermediates, and drug substance;
          • ► Review SOPs, logbooks, and other documentation related to daily QA activities;
          • ► Perform internal audits of Vigene's cGMP operations and perform external audits of Vigene's
            suppliers and contractors, as necessary;
          • ► Provide support for external regulatory or partner GMP audits;
          • ► Develop and implement enhancements to Vigene's quality system procedures;
          • ► Other duties as assigned.

           

          Requirements

          • ► Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, etc.) with
            at least 2 years of QA experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
          • ► Experience performing batch record review activities and performing systems related internal and
            external audits, is essential.
          • ► Possess and maintain proficiency in FDA, EU, and ICH regulatory requirements and guidelines related to cGMP operations.
          • ► Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and teamwork skills
          • ► An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment.

           

          Benefits

          • ► 401K
          • ► Healthcare Benefits