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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Assistant/Associate Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: Devens, MA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #78031

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring an Assistant/Associate Scientist on a contract basis.

Work Location:
Devens, MA – on site

Knowledge/Skills Required/Education:

  • MS or BS in Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Biophysics or related field with 1 year of relevant industrial and/or academic experience.
  • Prior experience with purification unit operations such as chromatography, tangential and normal flow filtration is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of downstream unit operations and separation sciences is highly preferred.
  • Experience with process scale-up/scale-down and process characterization is preferred.
  • Experience with programming and database is highly preferred.
  • Critical qualities include a high degree of initiative, good verbal and written communication skills, strong scientific skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment.


  • Design and execute protocols to solve process-related manufacturing investigations and drive process improvements by using laboratory and pilot scale-down models in protein chromatography, viral inactivation, viral filtration, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, membrane filtration, depth filtration, and centrifugation.
  • Document experimental data and results, verify and interpret data with respect to the laboratory protocol and manufacturing process.
  • Perform / oversee process characterization of downstream unit operations.
  • Work closely in collaboration with other process development functional areas.
  • Author and review technical documents and protocols; follow written scientific methods and experimental protocols, documents results, authors and reviews summary reports.
  • Appropriate GLP/GMP procedures must be followed.
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