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R&D and Vaccine Production Scientist – San Angelo, TX – #7176

R&D and Vaccine Production Scientist – San Angelo, TX – #7176

We have a position we are seeking to fill in San Angelo, TX for an R&D and Vaccine Production Scientist. You will manage and lead R&D studies and manufacturing activities on-site for fish vaccines for North America-based clients. This is a leadership position that will successfully bring to market autogenous and licensed vaccines manufactured in Texas.

The company is a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products. The company has more than a half a century of experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimize the health, well-being, and productivity of the world’s animals.

With nine manufacturing facilities across seven countries, we are able to manufacture a broad range of curative, preventative, and nutritional products. Our company focuses on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of quality products while also being a partner for contract manufacturing and R&D services for prominent companies within the animal health industry.

Key Role Specific Requirements of Production:

  • Lead the production of bacterin and viral cultures for aquaculture vaccines
  • Maintain accurate production and vaccine batching records
  • Schedule production from internal/external input
  • Establish production procedures to meet QA/QC Requirements
  • Work with vendors to provide cost-effective and timely supply availability
  • Manage timely shipments to clients with the customer service team
  • Liaise with other vaccine production sites in the US and overseas for both aquaculture and non-aquaculture vaccine production to ensure knowledge is shared throughout the group

Key Role Specific Requirements of R&D:

  • Lead R&D activities relevant to vaccine development on-site
  • Work closely with other team members on R&D projects at other manufacturing sites
  • Develop production of plasmid vaccines
  • Develop new bacterial and viral cell cultures for autogenous vaccine production and new licensed vaccines
  • Continue to improve vaccine production efficiencies
  • Evaluate new vaccine technologies that might be licensed for aquaculture vaccines
  • Complete required testing for the development of new USDA license vaccines
  • General laboratory upkeep
  • Assist with liaising with aquaculture diagnosticians and veterinarians as needed
  • Assist and help field personnel with occasional sample collection and submission
  • Purchasing of lab supplies, equipment, and materials used for production and research as needed
  • Participate and present at various fish health conferences nationally and globally as needed
  • Assist with the management of the wet lab for safety testing
  • And more!

Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Experience in growing organisms in a lab environment
  • Ability to develop skills in microbiology, virology, and fish diagnostics
  • Experience working within laboratory and manufacturing environments within a regulated industry
  • Self-starter with high energy levels
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office

Nice to Have

  • Experience in commercial plasmid production
  • Experience relating to bacterial and viral culture experience
  • Knowledge of fish health diagnostics
  • Advanced graduate in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Basic statistical knowledge for clinical trials

Life in San Angelo

San Angelo is a city rich in history and full of life! It is known for its 1860s U.S. Army post, and it is home to many restored buildings that display original weapons and artifacts. Today, San Angelo attracts many young professionals and families looking to buy a house and settle down. People are moving to the area to raise their kids due to the low cost of living, great schools, and seemingly endless parks. San Angelo sits on The Concho River and is full of an eclectic mixture of West Texas culture and arts. With Country music and Mexican folk dancing being prominent down here, San Angelo celebrates multiple cultures coming together. There are many trails, gardens, and parks to explore, and some have dubbed his area as an “Oasis in West Texas.” A small-town feel in the state where everything is bigger is the perfect equation for a relaxing, tranquil, and happy life.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the job, please contact us for immediate consideration.

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