Careers related to Biopharmaceuticals

Clinical Research Associates are responsible for conducting studies to examine the safety and efficacy of new drugs in human patients. These studies are known as clinical trials.  Clinical Research Associates follow GCPs (Good Clinical Practices) and ICH (Registration of Pharmaceuticals for ... Read more

Workers in bioscience facilities and research environments can be exposed to a variety of chemical, biological or physical hazards as they perform daily tasks. Government agencies strictly enforce regulations related to workplace safety, health and the environment. Environmental Health and ... Read more

Facilities Technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance of biomanufacturing buildings and equipment. They monitor operations daily. They oversee systems that include heating, lighting, refrigeration, air conditioning, plumbing, water purification, air filtering, and electrical ... Read more

These jobs are for people who like to work with electronic equipment and are interested in biotechnology. Instrumentation technicians calibrate mechanical and laboratory instruments throughout the biomanufacturing facility. They must be able to understand, calibrate and validate instruments that ... Read more

They work on experiments and procedures in research on projects and products that could cure disease, improve crops, help clean up the environment, and detect contaminated food.  There may be some routine work but the possibilities for a variety of tasks and independent thinking are huge if the ... Read more

These are entry-level positions for people with a high school diploma. Other titles for this position are aseptic fill assistant, cell culture and fermentation assistant, cell lab operator, manufacturing operator, media preparation assistant, packaging and filling inspector, production assistant ... Read more

Upstream processes are those in which biological materials are either obtained from an outside source or inoculated and grown in culture, under controlled conditions, to manufacture certain types of products.  
Downstream processes are those in which the products are harvested, tested, ... Read more

Process Development Associates evaluate biomanufacturing processes, improve them, and scale them up for larger batches of materials. Their goals are to improve product yield and reduce overall costs of production. In addition to scaling up to produce larger amounts, these associates also work on ... Read more

Product Development Technicians, sometimes called "Product Development Associates," assist with the creation and production of medical devices (products for use in the medical sciences). The medical device field has a broad range of products, including coronary artery stents, orthopedic devices ... Read more

Purification technicians purify proteins using column chromatography, HPLC, FPLC, and monitor purity using fluorescence technologies, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot Analysis.  Technicians use these techniques to perform experiments to develop and validate chromatographic and other analytical methods ... Read more