Biomanufacturing Associate – Level 1

Manassas, VA
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Biochemistry

Capra Biosciences is seeking multiple motivated and detail oriented Biomanufacturing Associates to join our manufacturing team. These full-time positions serve a vital role in Capra’s production of renewable biochemical products. Associates execute various manufacturing tasks, ensuring product quality and adherence to strict regulatory standards. Ideal candidates possess recent work experience at biomanufacturing facilities, ideally with formal quality control and batch deviation analysis and reporting procedures.

 

About Capra Biosciences

Capra Biosciences is an industrial biotechnology company revolutionizing chemical production with our patented bioreactor technology. Our mission is to make high performance renewable chemicals affordable. With a commitment to scientific excellence, we are at the forefront of developing bioproducts. Capra Biosciences is backed by leading venture funds including SOSV, has closed multiple funding rounds, and is a graduate of the competitive IndieBio Accelerator Class of 2020. Join our dynamic team and contribute to the advancement of biotechnology in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Capra is devoted to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, people of color, gender-expansive individuals, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Capra’s core values of respect, innovation, and accountability drive our belief that the more diverse our life experiences and world perspective, the stronger our team.

 

Salary:

  • $22 – $28 per hour

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits package that includes employee + dependent medical, dental, and vision healthcare coverage
  • 15 paid vacation days + 10 paid holidays per year
  • Opportunities for Professional Development and Advancement
  • Collaborative & Inclusive Work Culture

 

Responsibilities:

  • Execute production using established protocols & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Prepare production materials and maintain accurate documentation activities
  • Operate and maintain biomanufacturing equipment and instruments
  • Monitor critical process parameters and assist in process optimization
  • Follow safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Participate in cleaning, sterilizing, and maintaining the laboratory, production areas, and equipment
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Quality Control and Quality Assurance, to ensure compliance with regulations and quality standards.
  • Identify and promptly report any deviations or issues in manufacturing processes
  • Opportunities to contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to enhance manufacturing efficiency and product quality.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excitement to work in a fast-paced environment and help build a biotech company
  • US work authorization
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends or off-hours as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Must possess transportation to move freely between facilities
  • Ability to perform physical work duties which include routine lifting of 30 – 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work on weekends and overtime (time and a half pay).

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with bioprocessing equipment and instruments.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent record-keeping skills.
  • Strong understanding of biomanufacturing principles and cGMP guidelines.
  • Prior experience in a biopharmaceutical/biochemical manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related field) or equivalent combination of education & experience

 

If you are passionate about biotechnology and ready to advance the US Biomanufacturing industry, Capra Biosciences welcomes your application. Join us in making a meaningful impact by shaping the future of biomanufacturing. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and motivation for this role to: hr@caprabiosciences.com