Biopharmceutical Purification Application Engineer (East Coast/Mid-Atlantic Region)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 28, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Biopharmaceutical Purification Application Engineer (East Coast/Mid-Atlantic)


-Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore or New York City




Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World


Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.




 “3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M




This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career. 




The Impact You’ll Make in this Role


3M’s Biopharmaceutical Purification Business Unit (BPBU) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of innovative solutions for separation, clarification, and purification of biopharmaceuticals around the world. Our products are designed to address critical needs in the processing and purification of therapeutics for a variety of indications.




As a Biopharmaceutical Purification Application Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:


  • Working in the Biopharmaceutical Purification business cross-functional team (including Global Key Accounts) to drive growth through collaborations with customers and external industry experts to implement manufacturing purification solutions based on the innovative integration of multiple differentiated 3M product platforms
  • Providing product application engineering support throughout the lifecycle of the 3M product portfolio
  • Becoming a regional bioprocessing expert in the industry through extensive collaborations across 3M’s customer base and elevate 3M’s visibility and reputation through joint publications, presentations, and industry participation
  • Working across the relevant 3M organizations to provide customer insights, support customer-centric sales and marketing activities, and champion upcoming product evaluations at customer sites



Company Vehicle 


This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position




Your Skills and Expertise 


To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have (at a minimum) the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of industrial bioprocessing experience in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Expertise in recombinant protein purification and/or biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Current, Valid Driver’s license is required, as you will be issued a company vehicle for this position



Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:


  • Ph.D.  in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum (2) years of bioprocess development and/or manufacturing science and technology (MSAT) experience in a commercial environment (private, public, government or military)
  • Hands-on experience in recombinant protein biopharmaceutical process development at pre-clinical and clinical stage of development
  • Working knowledge of advanced modality processing such as gene and cell therapy
  • Working knowledge of protein purification processes
  • Track record of technical collaborations across internal and external organizations, professional technical conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.



Sales Territory: Mid Atlantic, USA


Travel: May include up to 50% domestic/international


Relocation: May be authorized




Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).




Supporting Your Well-being 


3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 




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