Avid Bioservices
  • 01-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Manufacturing
  • CA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, Vision Insurance and 15 days PTO per year, Plus 8 Designated Holidays, 4 Floating Holidays and 401k, ESPP and Pet Insurance

Avid Bioservices is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products derived from mammalian cell culture.  We provide a comprehensive range of process development, high quality cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.  With 25 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch and perfusion modes, our services include cGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, bulk packaging, stability testing and regulatory strategy, submission and support.  We also provide a variety of process development activities, including cell line development and optimization, cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development and product characterization.

We are dedicated to the improvement of global patient outcomes by delivering world-class services. Our expertise enables us to partner with our customers to advance their products from clinical development to commercial launch. Do you possess the skills and expertise below to improve patient lives and support patient innovative therapies? If so, apply today!


The Manufacturing Associate/Sr. Associate performs Product Manufacturing tasks or provides Manufacturing Support in strict compliance with cGMP, under Standard Operating Procedures in a multi-product manufacturing facility, including, but not limited to: production, documentation, writing reports, requesting and purchasing materials, and scheduling equipment services and calibrations. The Manufacturing Associate/Sr. Associate will play an integral role in ensuring the production and on-time release of quality products.

Essential Functions: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Ensure equipment and materials are in place as required for each production run
  • Plan and prepare needs for processes and activities
  • Operate and maintain BioProcess chromatography skid
  • Pack, unpack, and clean production scale chromatography columns
  • Antibody and enzyme purification via Affinity chromatography, Size Exclusion chromatography, Ion Exchange chromatography, Hydrophobic Interaction and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF)
  • pH and conductivity meter calibration and testing
  • Product filtration (sterile filtration, ultrafiltration, viral filtration)
  • Aseptic technique utilizing excellent hand skills with slow, deliberate movement
  • Product filling (aseptic processing including media fill qualifications)
  • Maintain and clean cleanroom facility and equipment
  • Control and track raw material inventory
  • GMP documentation
  • Revise and initiate Batch Production Records, Standard Operation Procedures, study protocols and reports
  • Lead independent projects as assigned

Other Duties:

  • Prepare media and buffer solutions
  • Manually clean small parts and equipment
  • Filter integrity testing utilizing Sartocheck 3/4 Filter Integrity Tester
  • Operate and maintain ARS Frontier Autoclave
  • Operate and maintain Gruenberg Oven
  • Perform daily monitoring of equipment
  • Prepare glassware and equipment for production

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This role is a full-time position. Flexible schedule due to operations/scheduling.

  • Work overtime and weekends as necessary
  • Shift work: Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat
    • 4 days x 10 hours

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) or high school diploma required
  • A minimum of one to two years (three to four years for Sr. level) related life sciences industry experience
  • Need two years of experience working with large scale liquid chromatography columns or similar equipment
  • Require experience working in a GMP production environment with aseptic technique
  • Must be able to gown for a class 10,000 cleanroom environment and work under aseptic conditions in a class 100 environment


Avid Bioservices does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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