• RD&A Senior Scientist - CHO -Biopharmaceutical / Cell Culture media development area

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
    Requisition ID
    2018-12605
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    TK1
    Posting Type
    LI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

     

    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

     

    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    • Work well in an ambiguous setting; self-motivated; proactive; work with minimal direction
    • Communicate effectively, team player, report results in a conscience manner, stay abreast of current literature
    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and our sales team. Provide support with customer visits and problem solving of customer issues where necessary
    • Problem solver; solution seeker; complete given objectives; independently identify experimental work necessary to achieve project objectives; contribute workable creative ideas
    • Knowledge of media production methods
    • Interact with other groups within Kerry when necessary (applications groups/ marketing/ production)
    • Order laboratory supplies if necessary, make media, participate in routine lab maintenance and cleaning if necessary, engage in misc. site related initiatives and accept occasional off-hours/flexed time
    • Capable of learning Bioreactor operator software, Cell counting equipment and HPLC methods
    • Willing to travel in support of the global business

    Qualifications

    • M.S. or Ph.D in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioprocess Engineering, Biology or other related fields. 2-5 years’ experience in Biopharmaceutical/Cell Culture media development area
    • Expert in CHO cell culture techniques, media optimization, experienced in media formulation, strong Bioreactor knowledge and familiarization with plant GMP.
    • Strong knowledge of mammalian cell metabolism and metabolites, cellular physiology, media optimization, GRAS organisms and GMOs.
    • Thorough knowledge of protein glycosylation analysis
    • Molecular biology, protein biochemistry, genetic engineering techniques and knowledge of Biopharmaceutical industry.
    • Familiar with experimental design, standard laboratory data logging and reporting.

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