Upstream Process Development Principal Associate Scientist Job at Northway Biotech – Waltham, MA

Job Details

Full-time$90,000 – $110,000 a year3 hours ago


  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off


  • Aseptic technique
  • Cell culture
  • Communication skills
  • Tissue culture
  • Banking
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master’s degree

Full Job Description

Northway Biotech is a flexible biologics CDMO headquartered in the EU member state of Lithuania, a fast-growing biotech hub with a state-subsidized university system that supports a highly-educated scientific workforce (https://www.northwaybiotech.com). For more than 15 years, we have served more than 70 clients worldwide and have completed more than 100 projects. Now we have expanded our business in the US with a state-of-the-art new process development and manufacturing facility recently constructed in Waltham, MA.

Our global teams based in the US and Europe are exceptionally well-versed in all aspects of the biopharmaceutical value chain, from cell line development to commercial production and aseptic fill-finish. We are deeply invested in providing high quality, world-class CDMO services and long-term partnerships based on our blend of experience and openly collaborative project teams. We are excited to have you joining our team to provide excellent services to our clients.


  • Perform hands-on execution of all aspects of cell culture and primary recovery activities to develop scalable and robust upstream processes.
  • Prepare reagents, components, media, buffers and other solutions. Maintain equipment and raw materials/consumables inventory to ensure smooth operation.
  • Perform analytical methods to monitor cell growth and metabolites, and analyze productivity of cultures.
  • Support upstream process development activities including clone selection, technology development, media development, and process optimization studies.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional departments on various projects.
  • Interpret data and contribute to technical reports.
  • Identify technical issues and implement solutions.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely documentation in laboratory notebooks and technical reports.


  • BS/MS in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology or related discipline required.
  • Must have 5 – 10 years’ upstream development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in aseptic technique, cell cultures in shake flasks and/or bioreactors, and routine monitoring (e.g. cell counts, metabolic measurements, etc.).
  • Knowledge of cell culture process steps (cell banking, thaw, expansion, production and harvest), scale-up and engineering principles.
  • Familiarity with high through-put cell culture systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience with DOE methodology for process development and optimization is a plus.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Strong collaboration, team-working, documentation, and communication skills.
  • Independently motivated and detail-oriented with good problem-solving ability.
  • Must be able to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

Additional Information

  • Excellent benefits including comprehensive medical coverage options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Northway Biotech is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer

If interested, please provide a resume or CV to be considered with the position applied for stated in the email subject header

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 – $110,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

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Company Location:  Waltham, MA

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