BTEC Scientist I North Carolina State University North Carolina State University 1,073 reviews

Posting Number

Internal Recruitment

Working Title
BTEC Scientist I

Anticipated Hiring Range
$60,000 – $75,000

Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, occasional early morning, nights and/or weekend work.

Job Location
Raleigh, NC

BTEC-Biomfg Training Ed Ctr

About the Department

The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry. BTEC’s audience includes NC State University students and professionals already involved in biomanufacturing or related industries. BTEC also provides bioprocess development and analytical services to a wide range of customers from academia and industry.

Essential Job Duties

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute internally and externally funded projects within BTEC. This will include, but is not limited to, maintaining and expanding the cell line/plasmid banking initiative, developing cell lines, optimization and scale up of gene therapy vector production and cell-based assay development.
  • Support active instruction of North Carolina State University undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industry professionals in subject matters related to biomanufacturing. Specific topics include but are not limited to cell culture, cell line development, gene therapy vector production.
  • Mentor students and student interns.
  • Author SOPs
  • Provide input on course and process improvements.
  • Source and commission new equipment as needed.
  • Identify and troubleshoot equipment-related issues, identify root cause, and make minor repairs/adjustments.
  • Ensure safety in the laboratories.
  • Train BTEC staff members as needed.
  • Follow documented procedures and policies within the BTEC facility and at the University.
  • Participate in activities to promote and support BTEC’s mission both internally and externally to the university. Perform any other tasks/responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

Other Responsibilities
  • Perform any other tasks/responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Experience and Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or life science (chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or related discipline).
  • At least 4 years of experience in upstream bioprocessing. Specifically mammalian or insect cell culture, cell line banking and disposable bioreactor technologies.
  • Required degree must be completed prior to start date.

Other Required Qualifications
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and particularly the ability to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
  • Ability to conduct multiple projects at the same time in and organized manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with different groups within BTEC, clients, interdisciplinary groups, and students from the University and from industry.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing projects, priorities, clients and schedules.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and biosafety practices.
  • Proficiency with Google suite, MS Office suite, specifically MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in engineering or life science (chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or related discipline).
  • Hands-on experience in mammalian cell line development, cell line banking, cell-based assay development, cell imaging and microscopy.
  • Experience with gene therapy vector production.
  • Hands on experience with the Clonepix or Cytation.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required

Commercial Driver's License required

Job Open Date

Anticipated Close Date
Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a resume/cv, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references.

Position Number

Position Type
EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather
Non Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

Department ID
148501 – BTEC-Biomfg Training Ed Ctr


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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