Research Senior Scientist, Cell Culture

Waters Corporation



Newark, DE

Why you should apply for a job to Waters Corporation:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    rge scale bioreactors and analytical instruments. Our mission is to tackle the most significant challenges faced by the biopharmaceutical industry through collaborative efforts across academia and industry. We focus on developing cutting-edge technology for the analytical characterization of manufacturing processes related to biologics and novel modalities. Our ultra-modern facility provides an environment where scientists, customers, and collaborators can drive productivity and progress together. This endeavor will include dynamic collaborations with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), Universities, and companies worldwide. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of chemists, data scientists, sensory experts, and bioprocess engineers. Your efforts will have a direct impact on new products from Waters.

    Are you inspired by challenging cutting-edge opportunities?

    If the culture of Waters is what you are looking for. This challenging opportunity will allow you to leverage your technical expertise to contribute towards bringing technologies and lifesaving therapies to market, please join us!

    This role will report to the Global Research Organization at Waters.


    The meaningful work you will be asked to do:

    • Work on a team to develop bioreactor processes for monoclonal antibodies, or other protein-based therapeutics.• Thoughtfully design and execute laboratory experiments related to cell culture and bio-process development. Focus on optimization and innovation in new cell-based materials and processes ensuring robust and reproducible cell growth and productivity.• Demonstrate strong troubleshooting abilities, especially related to cell lines, aseptic techniques, and bioreactor operations.• Clearly document experimental procedures, results, and findings. Maintain accurate records.• Drive prototype technology and provide proof of concept experimental evaluations on process sampling, analysis and data interpretation. Contribute to the development of process analytical technology for bioprocess monitoring and control.• Develop a deep understanding of customer needs and feed this information to develop next generation scientific instrumentation. • Identify, champion, and develop new scientific ideas whilst advising on existing research and development activities.


    Required Skills

    • Ph.D. in Analytical Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering with 2+ years of equivalent industry experience in Biochemistry, or a related field or Master's degree with 6+ years' experience.• Significant expertise in bioreactor mammalian cell culture fed-batch, perfusion technology or automated cell culture systems such Ambr.• Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and analysis using statistical software packages (JMP, MATLAB, Python, etc.)• Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities. • Excellent organizational, collaborative, team leadership and networking skills. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to work on research projects. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and significant evidence of building good working relationships with collaborators, including biologists and/or biomedical researchers. • Travel to our world headquarters in Massachusetts and customer visits are required.• Waters is open to relocation for our talent.

    Preferred skills

    • Experience with commercial process development, characterization, and validation.• Experience with high throughput cell culture (e.g. deep-well plate assays or robotics)• Strength in data science, informatics, and/or automation

    We know that sometimes the perfect candidate does not exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they do not fit all the requirements. If you are excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Waters is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for over 60 years. With approximately 8,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

    Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

    Why you should apply for a job to Waters Corporation:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.