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DSP Lab Technician

Company: Genezen
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe field of gene therapy is growing rapidly and Genezen is here to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We provide process development, produce GMP viral vectors, and provide cell transduction for gene and cell therapy clinical trials and are proud to be a part of the process that leads to new cures. WORKING AT GENEZENMany people have worked in environments where you feel like just another nameless part of an enormous machine. Genezen is different. We want our employees to be innovative, collaborative problem solvers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of working at a fast-growing company. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to be their best and making Genezen a rewarding place to work. Every employee contributes to the success of the company and you can be part of that team.PURPOSEPerform advanced laboratory techniques related to viral vector production and analytics. Basic laboratory techniques include preparing solutions, media, molecular biology techniques, aseptic cell culture techniques and general laboratory maintenance. The position requires working independently, but also under the supervision of experienced lab personnel in process development.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Perform hands on laboratory procedures related to viral vector downstream processes including clarification, Ultrafiltration/Diafiltration (e.g., Tangential Flow Filtration), Chromatography, and Sterile filtration
  • Operate chromatography systems, such as AKTAs
  • Perform Design of Experiments (DoE) and utilize statistical analysis software
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of processing activities
  • Perform routine lab maintenance and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Assist in the development of general and technical SOPs and with the creation of study specific procedures
  • Train new lab staff on Genezen processes
  • Comply with all established policies and SOPs
  • Participate actively in SOP revisions in coordination with supervisor and Quality AssuranceSPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
    • Adaptability required as work schedule may change based on business needs
    • Criminal background check required
    • Other duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
      • Associate or B.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field
      • 1+ years of relevant industry experience in R&D, product development, or operations
      • Experience with aseptic technique, BSL 2/2.5 environment, cell culture, and molecular biology (desired)
      • Excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills
      • High level of organization; detail oriented
      • Analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilitiesPHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment
        • Frequently required to work in a BSL 2 environment with personal protective equipment/aseptic gowning
        • Regularly required to work around large machinery and typical utilities seen in pharmaceutical facilities
        • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; hazardous waste; and risk of electrical shock
        • Occasionally exposed to extremely loud noise levels
        • Spending time on the floor during activity execution (maintenance, construction, commissioning and qualification) is requiredMovement
          • Frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
          • Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlLifting
            • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
            • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 poundsVision
              • Frequently utilize close vision and the ability to adjust focusCommunication
                • Frequently required to communicate by talking, hearing, using telephone and e-mailGENEZEN'S VALUE-BASED COMPETENCIESGrowth MindsetBelieve that skill is developed through dedication and hard work.Intelligence & talent are just the starting point.Mistakes are valuable lessons, not shameful indictments.FlexibilityAdapt rapidly to a quickly changing, CDMO environment.Respond by constructively creating & impacting opportunity through active participation.Team FocusWork together; succeed together; fail together.IntegrityDo the right thing, on time, every time.Speak up when needed.Exercise respect.InclusionEmbrace the unique viewpoint of each individual.Join the ongoing journey to a more inclusive workplace and community where we all help each other get better.GENEZEN'S BENEFITS
                  • Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
                  • 8 observed holidays + 1 floating holiday
                  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6% of salary, vested immediately
                  • Choice of six healthcare plans
                  • FSA and HSA programs
                  • Dental & vision care
                  • Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
                  • Voluntary disability, universal life/personal accident insuranceADDITIONAL DETAILS
                    • Nothing in the job description for this role restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
                    • This position is located in Fishers, Indiana.
                    • This position requires a criminal background check.
                    • Genezen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
                    • Genezen is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.Genezen is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Fishers was named the #1 place to live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017 for its livability, safety and entrepreneurship. Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and is dedicated to supporting a high quality of life for all its residents. Nearby Indianapolis is home to professional and college sports teams, the Indy 500, a growing art community and the world's largest children's museum--to name just a few reasons why this area is a great place to live.

Keywords: Genezen, Indianapolis , DSP Lab Technician, Professions , Indianapolis, Indiana

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