CTG Fermentation Scientist 1 in Carlsbad, California

Title: Fermentation Scientist 1

Location: US-CA-Carlsbad

Job Number: 18203462

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Job Title: Fermentation Scientist 1

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Duration: 12 months, W2 Contract

Key Responsibilities

Work in a team based environment to perform all tasks related to the production and qualification of E. coli/Pichia cell paste for use in downstream protein/nucleic acid purification. Use large scale fermentation equipment, including but not limited to, SIP bioreactors, CIP skid and continuous flow centrifuge.

Required Experience

  • Requires a minimum of one-year experience in the application of cellular or micro biology laboratory techniques in a manufacturing or research laboratory.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials required. Experience in the use of basic laboratory techniques, including buffer preparation, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis, cloning with bacterial transformation, aseptic technique and DNA sequencing analysis is desired. Preferred Skills and Attributes: Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities

  • Displays positive attitude toward job and others

  • Follows and provides direction accurately and efficiently

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement required.

  • Good problem solving skills necessary.

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing related computer software preferred.

  • Intermediate Excel skills

Required Education

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related discipline.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in both a lab environment and manufacturing facility with specialized equipment.

  • Employees may be required to operate automated and semi-automated equipment.

  • Lifting up to 25 lbs. will be required on a frequent basis.

  • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.

  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.

  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Essential Job Duties

  • Responsible for manufacturing product(s) in a lab setting following standard operating procedures.

  • Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping necessary to manufacture products.

  • Will be required to set-up, operate and clean/sterilize large scale bioreactors and cell harvesting equipment on a daily basis.

  • Will perform cell paste qualification through use of small scale protein/nucleic acid purification techniques. Will also utilize restriction digest, DNA sequence analysis and gel electrophoresis.

  • Responsible for Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports and work order documents.

  • Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data to ensure within operating parameters. Advise manager of factors that may affect quality of product. Suggest options/ideas for corrective actions.

  • Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions. Complete, distribute and file records as required in accordance with Document Control Practices.

  • Identify potential issues in the production process; report findings to team management and members for resolution or participate in troubleshooting.

  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned. Safety:

  • Complying with all company safety regulations and procedures and report non-compliance.

  • Serving as an effective safety steward by ensuring accurate reporting of near misses and attending safety trainings

  • Knowledgeable of MSDS for relevant products

  • Operating a safe work environment through continuous safety awareness and full compliance to all EH&S programs and activities.

Additional Information

  • No third party resumes accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquires may be conducted

  • W2 only, no C2C or 1099 arrangements available

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your MSWord version resume to Maurine.Mercer@ctg.com. Please reference CTG job number 18203462 when applying!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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