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Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate I – Upstream Fermentation

Apex Systems

This is a Full-time position in Horsham, PA posted February 15, 2021.

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate I – Fermenation

Apex Systems has a fantastic contract opportunity for an entry-level Bio Analytical Manufacturing Associate to work at a leading Bio-Pharmaceutical company in the Montgomery County area.  The ideal candidate will have 0-3  years’ of experience in a GMP Manufacturing environment.  Ideal candidate will have a BS in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or BioEngineering.

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Associate I, Fermentation works in a hands-on capacity in the cGMP fermentation and production support areas to manufacture bulk drug substance. This role is responsible for supporting necessary fermentation and production activities, including validation and development work as needed.


  • Performs daily fermentation steps of cGMP manufacturing.
  • Works in a hands-on capacity to operate fermenters, perform seed scale-up, sterilize equipment, prepare media solutions, and clean equipment as required.
  • Ensures work is completed in compliance with approved SOPs, batch records, controlled documentation, and all applicable regulations, guidelines, safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assists with process, equipment, and cleaning validation initiatives.
  • Assists in the resolution of manufacturing deviations/non-conformances.
  • Under direct supervision, assists with troubleshooting processes and equipment.


  • HS Degree is required.
  • Minimum 0 to 3  years working in biopharmaceutical cGMP manufacturing environment, or equivalence in relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of cGMP practices, ICH guidelines, and validation practices.
  • General knowledge of cleaning and sterilization procedures for biopharmaceutical products.
  • Ability to work well with others and establish working relationships with Quality, Facilities/Engineering/Validation, Process Validation/Development, and Manufacturing.
  • Exhibits attention to detail, accuracy in work, and integrity of character.
  • Self-starter, shows willingness to learn and problem-solve.
  • Has technical aptitude to learn and operate production equipment.

Physical Requirements:          

  • Standing for long periods’ of time.
  • Ability to wear a sterile gown and don shoe covers on a daily basis.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Please send resumes to for Immediate Consideration.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178