Scientist II – Purifications

  • Location: Pottstown, PA
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #34479

Title: Purifications Scientist II
Location: Pottstown, PA
Pay: $25-35/hour


Job Summary:

The position plays a critical role in antibody development and supports the Production Department. Important aspects of this role include excellent organizational, multi-tasking, leadership and communication skills, and the ability to thrive in an efficient, highly interactive, and goal-oriented team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Purify antibodies to support in-house and custom projects
  • Perform laboratory experiments independently or with other team members, including column production, affinity chromatography, and product handling
  • Purify antibody targets using AKTA, Biologics LP, affinity, FPLC and size exclusion chromatography
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately independently perform and manage several purifications simultaneously
  • Maintain laboratory space, equipment, and inventory in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Respond to direction as provided and follow established maintenance of notebook records and documentation standards
  • Present data and final report suitable to deliver to clients
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in antibody and protein purification
  • Experience with AKTA 
  • Knowledge and interest in biological or chemical sciences
  • Excellent attention to detail, proactive planning, and ability to organize and carry out tasks with quality in a timely fashion
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Willing to learn new techniques
  • Ability to perform laboratory calculations and conversions
  • Ability to work and maintain strong relationships with peers, members of your team, and other departmental staff
  • Must have ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, and other MS Office applications
  • Command of English language—written and oral
  • Ability to read and understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Knowledge of QSR/cGMP guidelines or other documentation processes is a plus
  • Process Improvement Experience preferred
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