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Development Associate I

Requisition ID:  1028

Bothell, Washington, US


At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with sites worldwide including in Bothell, Washington, Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.


In October 2019, Lundbeck acquired Alder Biopharmaceuticals, now known as Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals (Lu-SBP).  The Lu-SBP site is responsible for antibody development and biologics manufacturing in collaboration with the global Lundbeck CMC Biologics organization.   



Performs downstream process development experiments and supporting activities, which enable both early and late stage manufacturing process design for therapeutic monoclonal antibody production via yeast and mammalian expression systems. 



  • Prepares experimental intermediate samples for further analytical testing, including purification via miniature liquid chromatography and ultrafiltration devices.
  • Performs analytical methods, such as UV-visible spectrophotometry, turbidimetry, density measurement, size exclusion and protein A affinity HPLC, and biolayer interferometry.
  • Performs small-scale downstream process development experiments for monoclonal antibodies, as applied to liquid chromatography and tangential/normal flow filtration.
  • Prepares large quantities of purified protein product to support upstream process development and supply further downstream process development activities.
  • Organizes and analyzes primary data and prepares concise presentations and reports.




  • Accredited bachelor's degree and a minimum of 0-2 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 4 years
  • Basic understanding of the principles of liquid chromatography, membrane filtration, sedimentation/centrifugation, aqueous physical chemistry, and protein chemistry
  • Familiar with basic laboratory equipment, including pH, conductivity, & temperature meters, pumps, pressure gauges, weight scales, pipette dispensers, and tabletop centrifuges
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to interact collaboratively with Process Development teammates
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to take a proactive approach to job responsibilities
  • Ability to comply with FDA GMP documentation regulations and industry standard safety practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows 10/Office
  • Must be able to lift to 30 pounds on occasion



  • An accredited B.S. degree in science or engineering (i.e. Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent).
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, and/or CE a plus
  • Experience with MPLC systems such as the Äkta/Unicorn platform a plus



Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employement opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify. 

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. 

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind.
Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.