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Manufacturing Associate, Purification/Chromatography (NCI)



The Vaccine Clinical Materials Program (VCMP) is responsible for the overall direction of the operations/manufacturing of the vaccine and biotherapeutic development facility for the development of experimental therapeutics for pre-clinical and Phase I and II clinical trials targeting a range of infectious diseases.


Reporting to the Purification Manager, the Manufacturing Associate I will:

  • Operate chromatographic skids, tangential flow filtration skids, cGMP autoclaves, and basic equipment
  • Perform in-process sampling
  • Perform operation and changeover of equipment
  • Perform filter integrity testing
  • Follow Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
  • Complete Batch Production Records under cGMP
  • Document in detail, through the use of Batch Production Records or laboratory notebooks, the processes and manufacturing steps taken during the procedures



  • To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • No experience required beyond Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to be gown certified
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
  • This position may require working on 2nd or 3rd shifts and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and computer-assisted manufacturing and production equipment
  • Clean room and BL2 experience
  • Skills/experience in processes and equipment associated with column chromatography techniques from small to pilot scale
  • Experience in the operation of chromatography skids
  • Experience in the operation of tangential flow filtration skids
  • Experience in operation of UnicornTM software
  • Experience in chromatography column packing/qualification

Expected Competencies:

  • Entry role, contributing in a support capacity by receiving instruction, guidance and direction from others
  • Accountable for meeting own targets which impact the immediate work area
  • Impact is limited to short-term team performance
  • Responsible for planning own work, assessing own progress, and adjusting efforts to meet goals
  • Applied knowledge of standardized rules, procedures, and operations within own area
  • Determines a course of action based on guidelines and competence developed by performing structured work assignments
  • Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems, and occasionally requires basic problem-solving techniques to define problems
  • Generally knowledgeable about the subject matter but may be required to interpret or clarify technical information to aid understanding

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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