Process Development Associate I
Process Development Associate I At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with strong emphasis process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. Where the Chemistry Happens? Process Development Associate I (1805822) – San Diego, CA Responsibilities Include: Under general supervision the Product Development Associate will carry out fermentation/recovery experiments, record data, maintain the lab and troubleshooting. This position will work 1 pm – 11 pm Sunday – Wednesday on a 4X10 schedule. Specific responsibility includes: ? Carry out fermentation/recovery experimentso Read SOP s (if not clear, discuss with a senior PDA/scientist). Update SOP based on discussion.o Prep various types of media: Add chemicals, Adjust to correct volume according to SOP.o Sterilize medium/solutions using autoclave.o Aseptically inoculate seed flasks and place into incubator shaker according to SOP. o Prepare fermentors /recovery equipment for SIP or CIP sequences.o Calibrate probes according to SOPs.o Set up fermentation/recovery parameters according to SOP using HMI or Delta V interfaceo Set up fermentors/recovery equipment-hook up all external feed bottles, adjust pH and bias, add necessary ingredients according to SOP.o Check the inoculum for contamination using microscopy and plating.o Inoculate fermentors – transfer seed into inoculation bottle and add to tank aseptically, start fermentation process.o Sample fermentors/recovery processes and perform analysis according to SOPs.o Prepare samples for analysis performed by external groups.o Adjust parameters according to SOP.o Perform aseptic techniques including operations utilizing a laminar flow hood.o Ensure identified problems are communicated to Shift Supervisor and/or scientists. ? Recording datao Complete all SOPS per GMP.o Document any process changes or deviations.o Document fermentation data.o Gather all documents and print out trends. (if requested)o Submit detailed shift reports.(if required).o Initial the pass down log for work completed.o Communicate maintenance issues. ? Pilot plant housekeepingo Ensure pilot plant and equipment is kept clean.o Perform routine microbiological monitoring (swabs, plating).o Assist in checking chemical/supply inventory and notifying when items are needed.o Enter received chemicals in Chemical Inventory.o Inform supervisor of maintenance issues and submit facilities requests for needed repairs. ? Troubleshootingo Assist with scientific troubleshooting (organism problems, feeding, etc. using trend data to identify possible solutions).? Assist in training new PDAs.o Other duties as assigned by Team Leader Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You? Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You @BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. Qualifications ? NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.). Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You? Basic qualifications: BS/BA degree in life science or scientific discipline; combination of education and fermentation and /or microbial downstream processing experience required We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.Apply for this job.