Process Development Scientist

Process Development Scientists are responsible for the development, optimization, and transfer of new products and processes from R&D into manufacturing (laboratory-scale through pilot and manufacturing scale) as well as leading small-to-medium scale production work to research and implement new methods and technologies with assistance from process technicians and research associates. 

A BS degree in science or engineering with relevant experience is the minimum requirement, however, an advanced science or engineering degree is typically desired.  Additional training, such as the courses offered at NC State University leading to a graduate certificate or minor in biomanufacturing are examples of additional education options.  View video about process development scientists.

Example short courses offered at BTEC at NC State University include: Downstream Biopharmaceutical Process Development, Biologic Formulation Science Fundmentals, Single-Use Disposables for Biomanufacturing, Membrane Chromatography. 

Example BRITE courses at NC Central University include: Drug Discovery, Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Advanced Biochemistry, Enzyme Kinetics, Advanced Methods in Protein Chemistry, Cloning and Expression, and Assay Technologies.