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Position:                    General Maintenance
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Job Description and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Maintenance
   
Painting (exterior/interior)
    Plastering
   
Replacing light bulbs
    
Assist with minor repairs (plumbing, carpentry, electrical)
Custodial
   
Assist with sanitizing labs according to written procedures (SOPs)
   
Assist with floor care (stripping, waxing and burnishing)

Job Requirements/Education:
   
Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, previous experience in a similar position preferred;
    
Ability to comprehend and apply SOPs and company policies with attention to detail
   
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, perform repetitive tasks, with manual dexterity;
   
Able to lift 50 lbs;
  
Computer skills a plus.

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Position:                    Biochemist II
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Responsibilities:

  • Perform cell based bioassays such as Cytopathic Effect Inhibition assay for product lot release and stability testing.
  • Prepare media and solutions, and maintain cell lines.  Evaluate human leukocytes and perform qualification for biological components used in manufacturing of interferon product.
  • Perform biochemical assays such as gel electrophoresis, protein and ELISA assays.
  • Participate in environmental monitoring for manufacturing facilities that includes sampling, testing, and data analysis.
  • Interact with manufacturing, QC and QA to coordinate the sampling schedules.
  • Independently complete required daily activities in the QC labs in compliance with company’s SOPs as well as appropriate health authority regulations and guidance.  Review documents and prepare data reports.

 Requirements/Education: 

  • BS/MS with a minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience or MS degree with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Hands-on experience in biochemical testing and tissue culture is required.
  • Knowledge of protein chemistry, DNA, and RNA is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work in teams and multitask are needed.
  • Familiarity with GMP, GLP, and FDA regulations is preferred.

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Position:                    QC Chemist II
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development and improvement of analytical methods used in product lot release, raw material release and stability studies.
  • The analytical methods include HPLC, UV/Visible spectroscopy, circular dichroism, gel permeation chromatography, ultracentrifugation, gas chromatography, and wet chemistry.  
  • The candidate is also responsible for validation of analytical methods, preparation of validation protocol and final reports, and for transfer of developed methods to QC staff. 
  • The main products for this position are a protein (Alferon N) and a double stranded RNA, Ampligen, and its single stranded RNA polymer intermediates. The analytical methods are used for identification and characterization of proteins, RNA products and impurities. 
  • The candidate is required to follow company’s SOPs as well as appropriate health authority regulations and guidance. 

 Job Requirements/Education:

  • BS/MS in chemistry with at least 2 to 4 years of analytical method development and validation experience in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Had worked with various analytical instruments such as HPLC, UV/Visible spectroscopy, gas chromatography, circular dichroism, ultracentrifuge, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work in teams and multitasks environment
  • Familiar with GMP, GLP, and FDA regulations. 
  • Familiarity with proteins a plus.

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Position:       Manufacturing Associate

 Location:      New Brunswick, NJ

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Job Description:

  • Perform unit operations in the manufacture of blood derived alpha interferon and a synthetic RNA species;

  • Operations in the manufacture of the interferon include but are not limited to cell isolation and culture, solution formulation, sterile component preparation, cell harvesting, bulk liquid concentration, preparative chromatography and related operations;

  • Operations in the manufacture of the RNA include but are not limited to RNA synthesis, extraction, precipitation, diafiltration and freeze-drying;

  • Both processes require compliance to cGMPs.

  •  Job Requirements:
    A minimum of 2 years experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment or a BS/MS in life science, chemistry, or related field is required;

    Experience in at least some of the operations listed above would be preferable;

    Experience with bio-hazardous materials and/or hazardous solvents is important;

    Must be willing to work in a team environment

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Please forward resumes:

  • Via US Mail:
    Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.
    Director of Human Resources   
    783 Jersey Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ  08901

  • Via Facsimile: (732) 249-6895

  • Via E-mail: hr@hemispherx.net.