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University of Maryland Workshops in Biopharmaceutical Production: June 6-10, 2011

Interested in advancing your career? Learn how to produce and purify biopharmaceutical products at the University of Maryland's Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility this June. Taught by world-class faculty and practitioners, this one-week training features two sessions, both of which include in-laboratory and classroom instruction:

The Fermentation and Microbiology Workshop covers various fermentation systems and the techniques, methodologies, principles and applications of aerobic bacterial and fungal fermentation, including recent advances and up-to-date applications.

The Downstream Processing & Protein Purification Workshop covers recovery and purification strategies for biotechnology products, especially proteins. Participants learn cell separation, cell disruption, chromatography theory and systems, sample preparation, columns and packing, adsorptive chromatography, and elution optimization.

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Abaxis, Inc.
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Duties: To provide Quality Management oversight for Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratory (AVRL) to continuously improve AVRL operation by assisting with maintaining existing procedures and development, validation and implementation of new laboratory procedures. In addition, the position oversees all requirements to keep AVRL in compliance with state, federal and international guidelines for working with animal samples, including the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Biotech Bay (South San Francisco, California)

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.
Research Assistant II or III: Cell Biology
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We are seeking an experienced Research Assistant II or III for our Cell Biology group. This individual will be a member of a team of scientist and will have duties involving cell culture involving embryonic and iPS stem cell differentiation, and will employ a variety of techniques to characterize cellular differentiation. This position will also have major responsibilities for assisting with general lab reagents and systems.

Biotech Beach (San Diego, California)

Illumina, Inc.
Staff Scientist, System Integration
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As a System Integration Staff Scientist at Illumina you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment and help create genomic analysis tools used in the leading edge of research. You will participate in the development of high quality, robust products through the integration of hardware software and chemistry components.

Genetown (Boston, Massachusetts)

BD Biosciences
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The BD Account Manager is responsible to maintain and establish growth of the current Academic, Biotech, and Clinical Market customer base. Primary responsibilities also include developing and creating new business opportunities through promoting the reagent portfolio, working strategically with their Instrument Sales Specialist, , and Distribution Representatives.

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Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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As a member of the Regulatory Affairs group, collaborates with other OPDC Regulatory Affairs functions, key global and local business areas including other internal Regulatory groups and IT to align technology with emerging global regulatory requirements/guidance. Determines technology strategy, develops business processes and oversee technology implementation efforts in Subject Matter Expert/Business Program Manager capacity.

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Job seekers can spend a day with HR representatives and Hiring Managers from top biotech, pharma, medical device and diagnostics companies in the Northeast region.

Candidates with a 4-year degree in the life sciences and a minimum of 2-years of industry related experience are invited to attend. (Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a four-year college degree. PhD and Postdoc candidates welcome.)

Exhibiting companies are recruiting for positions in areas such as: QA/QC, clinical research, engineering, manufacturing, biostatistics, clinical data management, chemistry, regulatory affairs, and research.

Job seekers may register here.

Genetown Career Fair, Boston, MA May 17, 2011
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