Together, Let’s Make A Difference. At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. As a leading, global contract development and manufacturing organization, with sites in the US, Belgium, Japan and India, we work together to empower our clients to bring drugs to market. Every team member, from manufacturing and quality programs to development and facilities services are a critical component to this effort. At our US location, our focused expertise and capabilities makes us one of the industry’s top leaders for large molecule manufacturing and aseptic drug product fill in vials and syringes. We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that supports personal and professional growth. We take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come. Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, inspiring team with an amazing culture? If you do, then Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is the place for you. We are currently seeking a Drug Substance Manufacturing Associate I – Upstream. This position, under supervision, is responsible for executing the day to day responsibilities related to the Drug Substance Manufacturing Upstream group under the guidance of Aji Bio-Pharma’s established procedures and policies. The position works under the guidance of experienced team members in support of the technical transfer and integration of processes into the Drug Substance Manufacturing Upstream department. The position will be exposed to fermentation, harvest, and TFF (UF/DF) systems employed during manufacturing campaigns. The position aligns daily actions with company goals and Aji Bio-Pharma’s cultural values. ResponsibilitiesUnder supervision, performs various routine upstream GMP manufacturing tasks under the guidelines of Aji Bio-Pharma’s established policies and procedures with high focus on attention to detail. Performs job related and mandatory read and understood and qualified GMP training tasks within MasterControl (Quality System Software).Under supervision, uses industrial equipment (to include but not limited to forklift and pallet jack). Accurately documents data and executes master batch records. Under supervision, operates fermenters, continuous centrifuge, homogenizers, CIP carts, and TFF systems.Responsible for routine maintenance of upstream production equipment. Collects and disposes of lab waste per established procedures.Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.Embodies Aji Bio-Pharma’s cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture. RequirementsHigh School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline or equivalent preferred.Zero to two (2) years of experience in upstream biologics manufacturingDetail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.Ability to follow detailed directions in a manufacturing GMP environment is preferred.Familiarity with cGMP, manufacturing, fermentation, and data entry is preferred.Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications. We provide a Total Rewards package designed to make life better – both at work and at home.Annual Bonus Opportunities for All Employees15 Days Starting PTO (Annual Increase) + Sick Time Off + Volunteer Time OffPaid Parental LeaveAnnual Company Shutdown in DecemberComprehensive Medical, Dental + Vision401K Company Match + Immediate VestingBackup Daycare and EldercareMonthly Employee Appreciation Events and Food Truck FridaysEmployee Discount ProgramsTuition ReimbursementCasual Dress CodeWellness ProgramsCommunity Outreach OpportunitiesIf you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.ajibio-pharma.com and click on the “Careers” section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.