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Biomanufacturing Technician

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143, United States
Full-time

About Finch

Finch is a clinical-stage company developing novel microbiome drugs to serve patients with serious unmet medical needs. Our machine learning-based platform mines molecular data collected from human interventional studies to identify the microbial communities driving positive patient outcomes in different disease areas. By developing drugs from microbial communities that have already demonstrated therapeutic effects in humans, we are pioneering a new approach to drug discovery and rapidly transforming the promise of the microbiome into a reality for patients. 

Our lead therapeutic candidate, CP101, is initially targeting the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). CP101 recently met its primary endpoint in a large placebo-controlled trial in recurrent CDI, providing the first positive pivotal data for an oral microbiome drug. We also have programs targeting the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, children with autism and serious GI symptoms, as well as two programs partnered with Takeda Pharmaceuticals targeting inflammatory bowel disease.

Position Summary

Biomanufacturing Technician I, who with guidance from Lead Associates and Bio-manufacturing Managers, will assist and support the production of FMP material, laboratory maintenance, and comply with cGMP guidelines.  This position operates on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday schedule with the following hours: M 8am – 6:30pm, W 8am – 6:30pm, F 8am – 2pm, Sat 8am – 6:30pm.

 

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Perform aseptic processing techniques in a Class V Biosafety cabinet
  • Media preparation and batch record completion
  • Evaluate opportunities for production process improvement & efficiency
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of GMP processing area
  •  Equipment and component cleaning and preparation
  •  Entry of in-process data into trending databases
  •  May be required to cross train into other departments based on department needs
  • Develop and maintain personal development plan

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required. A life science-based certificate, or Associates Degree is preferred.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision in the laboratory
  • Fluency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient verbal & written communication skills
  • Quality – is attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift over 25 lbs

More About Finch

Here at Finch, we strive to create the best work environment and experience for you through our formal benefits programs and fringe perks. Together, we hope that we’ll create a fun & supportive environment in and out of the workplace as we strive to create a new class of therapeutics together to help patients.

  • Our formal benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield in addition to life insurance and long-term & short-term disability policies. We offer discretionary and flexible paid time off policies. Should you choose to start or grow your family while working at Finch, we aspire to lead our peers by offering several months of paid parental leave. We also offer a generous non-discretionary 401K contribution to help teammates save for life beyond Finch in the future and other savings and investment opportunities.
  • We also try to keep the workplace an inspiring and motivating place to work with our fringe perks. Our facilities in Somerville, MA* include an in-office gym with a shower and towel service, fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, iced coffee & flavored/sparkling waters on tap, and highly subsidized meals through LeanBox. We sponsor ride-sharing to and from the office from preset locations around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. We are always evaluating our fringe perks and hope to grow them alongside our team. 

*Though only facility-dependent employees are currently working onsite in Somerville, Ma, we all plan to return to the office when it’s safe to do so.

 

 Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote, will be based on aptitude, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Finch will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.