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Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc Biotech Manufacturing Associate (Downstream Purification) in Tustin, California

Avid Bioservices, Inc.iofiTustin, CAiis looking to hire aifull-time Biotech Purification Manufacturing Associate / Technician.iAre you ready to use your life sciences degree toihelp people with cancer and other diseases?iDo you want to work for aibiopharmaceutical companyithat puts aitop value on its workforce?iIf so, please read on!We offer bothicompetitive base payiandiannual merit reviewsias well as aniemployee stock purchase program (ESPP)iat the time of hire for each regular employee. This allows you to see youricompensation increase as you and the company perform well. We also offerinumerous exceptional benefits and perks, includingimedical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, 15 days of paid time off (PTO) per year, 8 designated holiday, 4 floating holidays, a 401(k) plan, an employee assistance program (EAP), a pet savings program, appreciation breakfasts, quarterly company socials, free annual flu shots, and more!iIf this sounds like the right opportunity to put your life sciences degree to work for you and your family, apply today!ABOUT AVID BIOSERVICES, INC.We are a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO)ifocused on the development and cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products derived from mammalian cell cultures. With 25 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch, and perfusion modes, our services include cGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, bulk packaging, stability testing, and regulatory strategy, submission, and support. We also provide a variety of process development activities including cell line development and optimization, cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development, and product characterization.We are committed to improving the quality of life for people suffering from life-threatening diseases through the development of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and viral diseases. We want to attract and retain employees who can help us achieve this mission and also share our values ofiintegrity,iteamwork,iinnovation,iadaptability,iintegrity, andipassion. That's why we offer aipositive and exciting working environmentialong withicompetitive salaries and benefits.A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A BIOTECH MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATE / TECHNICIANAs a Biotech Manufacturing Associate / Technician, you play an integral role in ensuring the on-time delivery of quality biopharmaceutical products. You get to participate in a variety of tasks includingipurification of biologics, keeping up-to-date GMP documentation, writing reports, ordering materials, and scheduling equipment services. You are conscientious about maintaining strict compliance with GMP manufacturing practices as you adhere to our standard operating procedures.With great vigilance, you maintain a cleanroom facility at all times. Before each production run, you ensure that all equipment and materials are in place and ready to go. You operate and maintain equipment such as a bioprocess chromatography skids. You pack, unpack, clean, and operate production scale chromatography columns. Your excellent organizational skills come in handy as you ensure correct consumables are staged and used.You filter biopharmaceutical products using sterile, ultrafiltration, and viral filtration techniques. Using affinity chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, hydrophobic interaction, and tangential flow filtration (TFF), you purify antibodies and enzymes. You also do pH and conductivity meter calibration and testing. Finally, using slow, deliberate movement and aseptic techniques, you fill drug substances. Whether preparing media and buffer solutions, or manually cleaning small parts and equipment, you take great care in every step.QUALIFICATIONS FOR A BIOTECH MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATE / TECHNICIANBachelor's degree in a life science field such as biology, biotechnology, or chemical engineering