Process Development Scientist

Req ID #:  146698

Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Baltimore, MD, US, 21201

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


We are seeking a Process Development Scientist for our Life Science Hub located in Hanover, MD.


The Process Development Scientist will be responsible taking the lead for Development projects in process development including (but not limited to) feasibility, comparability, process characterization and hold time studies.   The position requires the utmost attention to detail, very strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and experience using a variety of laboratory instrumentation. In addition, effective communication skills and the ability to function in a fast-paced, highly technical environment with minimal supervision are essential for success.



The following are responsibilities related to the Process Development Scientist:


• Scientific team leader for development projects.
• Working with clients (or their designees) to learn, evaluate, optimize, and transfer development processes.
• Strong background and experience with cell-based cell processing (e.g., cell washing/concentration, magnetic selection, formulation, and fill, etc.) and instrumentation.
• General knowledge of assays such as flow cytometry, MLR and ELISA and other process evaluation tools.
• Study design, data/statistical analysis, reporting results in both written and oral format (presentation)
• Drafting of technical protocols and reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
• Assists with the implementation of quality improvement initiatives for PD laboratory operations 
• Maintains laboratory supplies, media, and reagents inventory
• Assists the Tech Dev Team with maintaining proper overall operation of department (physical inventories, logs, documentation, filing, etc.) 
• Adheres to procedures and practices to ensure data integrity and traceability
• Responsible for assisting with routine laboratory upkeep and organization
• Other duties as required

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Process Development Scientist position:


• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or related field with a minimum of 4 years relevant laboratory experience. 
•Previous experience working with aseptic techniques and culturing of mammalian cells and familiarity with cell culturing basics.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot as necessary

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Cognate BioServices
Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, is the premier commercial-ready CDMO for cell and gene therapy needs. We are a dynamic, results-driven organization focused on providing the broadest range of expertise across the various cell types and technologies used in the commercialization of cell & gene therapies for regenerative medicine, cellular immunotherapy, and advanced cell therapy companies, organizations, and institutions.

We offer a unique combination of standard and custom services to companies across all points of clinical and commercial development. Our development and manufacturing services are focused on clients seeking rapid development of products from clinical studies into commercial manufacturing, with a unique capacity to handle all aspects of scale-up and commercial readiness.

Cognate leverages the combined know-how and expertise of its business, scientific, and technical teams to successfully develop and manufacture autologous and allogenic products across multiple cell-based technology platforms from start to finish, for you and your patients.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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