Process Development Engineer II

Job ID 2021-39860
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
Olive Lab at MPW
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
SC Therapeutics (SCTx)
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


Accountable for designing and performing process development activities in the GMP biologics manufacturing facility covering a variety of process steps and process goals aimed at creating new manufacturing processes or improving existing processes. Collaborates with PD management on process development strategy, contributing current knowledge and implementing technical expertise required to make meaningful advances in manufacturing and operations of the GMP biologics manufacturing facility in concert with strategic goals and objectives.


• Work in teams to develop upstream and downstream processes for biologics manufacturing
• Technology development to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of manufacturing
• Transfer processes to manufacturing facility



Required Qualifications

• MS in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or related field. Or 2+ years experience in process development
• Experience in either upstream or downstream, preferably in a process development capacity


Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in upstream technology, including bioreactor cell culture, transfection, scale-up, robotics, and automation
• Experience in downstream processing technology, including centrifugation, clarification, tangential flow filtration, chromatography, and fill/finish
• Experience in analytical assays - qPCR, ddPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, and lentiviral transduction
• Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and multivariate data analysis (MVDA) using statistical software packages
• Programming and data analysis with Python and/or R
• Experience with process tech transfer to manufacturing facilities


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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