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Position:                    Validation Engineer
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

         Prepares all protocols and reports for validation work;
        
Coordinates all validation activities by constant communication with affected departments and personnel;
        
Oversees and reviews validation area processes and procedures;
        
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field;
        
Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
        
Performs a variety of tasks;
        
Works under general supervision;
        
A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required;
        
May require a bachelor's/master's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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Position:                    Manufacturing Associate
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Job Description and Responsibilities: 

         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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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:                    Facility Engineer / Boiler Operator
Location:                   New Brunswick, NJ
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Responsibilities:

         Operates high and low pressure boilers as schedule demands in a safe manner;
        
Schedules and coordinates required Boiler inspections and maintenance;
        
Assists in executing preventative maintenance program for all facilities equipment including HVAC, boilers, pumps, chillers, piping systems, building electrical and plumbing as schedule permits;
        
Organizes and supervises outside contractors when deemed necessary;
        
Maintains appropriate inventory of maintenance parts, supplies and tools;
        
Responsible to implement and monitor Preventative maintenance programs for operational equipment;
        
Responsible to write supporting operational SOPs;
        
Coordinate and optimize daily maintenance functions;
        
Support manufacturing operations to ensure uninterrupted operations;
        
Control costs and identify cost saving opportunities;
        
Work flexible hours as required;
        
Maintain facility compliance with respect to existing and new State and local permits.

Qualifications/Certificate: 

         Minimum 15 years’ experience in facility management;
        
BS degree or equivalent;
        
Versed in computer management systems;
        
Versed in GMPs;
        
Excellent communication skills – writing, verbal and presentation;
        
Supervisory skills;
        
NJ Black Seal Boiler Operator’s License;
        
Versed in EH&S procedures;
        
Self starter.

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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.