Contract Scientist II, Analytical Development in Research Triangle Park, NorthCarolina | Careers at NC RTP FDBU Office

Requisition ID 2021-15654
Category Analytical Process Development
Company (Portal Searching) FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc.

The Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, USA Analytical Development group is seeking a skilled Contract Scientist II to fill an exciting technical leadership role located at the Bioprocess Innovation Center in Morrisville, North Carolina.

This is a contract position that is anticipated to last 6 months.

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The Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, USA Analytical Development group is seeking a skilled Contract Scientist II to fill an exciting technical leadership role located at the Bioprocess Innovation Center in Morrisville, North Carolina.

This is a contract position that is anticipated to last 6 months.

The Contract Scientist II independently designs, executes and interprets complex laboratory experiments and development activities with priorities set by supervisor to achieve project goals. The individual demonstrates a practical understanding of own scientific discipline and applies knowledge in support of product development and new technologies.

The successful candidate will lead matrix team execution of client-based projects within the Analytical Development group. The individual will have demonstrated expertise in the development and application of analytical methods for release and characterization of recombinant biopharmaceutical products. The candidate will have demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. This position will contribute to the success of projects in various stages of cross-functional development and tech transfer by designing and planning all analytical aspects of the project, monitoring timeline adherence, reviewing scientific data, writing protocols and reports, representing the analytical development group in client interactions and managing project deliverables internally and externally.


  • Plans, conducts, evaluates, interprets and reports complex laboratory experiments
  • Develops and reviews new analytical methods or PD plans
  • Reviews as appropriate procedures, plans, protocols or reports
  • Expected to evaluate completeness and accuracy of data collected by other scientists to ensure integrity of research.
  • Accountable for the logical progression of results and interpretation of data.
  • Familiar with new practices and procedures in relevant literatures and is skilled in finding such procedures/practices.
  • As appropriate, writes and reviews SOPs/STM's/procedures/instructions
  • As appropriate, writes and reviews analytical plans, protocols or summary reports
  • Authors SME content of technical reports (memos, development reports etc.)
  • Collaborates and communicates across work groups and project teams.
  • Presents at departmental meetings to keep managers and team members apprised of the activities on project.
  • Makes presentations within department and may present outside of department
  • May present papers or posters at scientific meetings
  • Direct communication with clients as SME
  • May communicate with clients on non SME issues with support from manager or technical lead.



The position requires a MS and 3+ years' experience or BS and 7+ years' experience, and is an entry level position for a PhD degree with no prior experience.


  • Demonstrated ability designing, managing, and executing analytical studies to support the development and cGMP manufacturing of recombinant biopharmaceutical proteins
  • Experience with the development and application of state of the art methods for release and characterization of recombinant biopharmaceutical protein-based products. The successful candidate must have extensive experience with at least two of the following: liquid chromatography (HPLC/UPLC), capillary electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, and mass spectrometry
  • Ability to comfortably and effectively multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with defined milestones and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as an individual contributor, with internal customers as part of a cross-functional team, and with external clients
  • Ability to apply problem solving skills independently to analytical issues, as well as within the context of cross-functional teams for larger project issues
  • Written communication skills including experience writing protocols, summary reports and test methods
  • Oral communication skills including experience presenting technical project status and data-driven updates to internal and/or external customers.
  • Experience working in or interfacing with a regulated GMP environment is desirable
  • Experience working in a contract manufacturing or testing organization is preferred (demonstrated ability to work with clients)
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 - 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 - 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company's ability to secure an export authorization.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class. If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail (see application details).

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Salary Range
$61,000.00 - 103,000.00
per Year
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Durham, NC 27709, US
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