Process Development Scientist II (req2195)

Posted: 10/14/2021
Location: Frederick, MD
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Job ID: req2195


The Biopharmaceutical Development Program (BDP) of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. supports the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other government agencies through the development of novel agents for first-in-man clinical studies.


  • Design, optimize, and characterize upstream and downstream processes for the manufacture of recombinant proteins and viruses for phase I/II clinical trials
  • Interpret analytical and process data and understand process implications
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental results, review, analysis and interpretations of experimental data
  • Make periodic presentations in group meetings, project team meetings, and in one-on-one situations
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Support technology transfer to in-house clinical manufacturing group


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or eight (8) years of related experience. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of experience with recombinant proteins or viruses in an academic or industrial setting
  • Assay Development for viral and recombinant protein products
  • Expert in aseptic technique
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Protein and/or virus production experience is preferred
  • Molecular biology and vector design
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations