Scientist/Senior Scientist

Employer
ClinLab Staffing
Location
Worcester County, MA
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Analytical Development Scientist/Sr. Scientist- Cell Therapy, Cell-based Potency Assays- Worcester, MA

The patients we serve and the team we are building are the driving forces behind our mission to deliver life-changing first-in-class cell and gene therapies to patients with genetic diseases and aggressive forms of cancer.

Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist to join our Analytical Development team. The Analytical Development team is responsible for method development to characterize viral vector and cell therapy products and to assess quality attributes. This position will serve as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team to develop cell-based potency assays to support process development, lot release and characterization. The candidate must be independent, goal oriented, and able to efficiently work

across multiple projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently develop and qualify analytical methods to release and characterize cell therapy products
  • Determine potency and stability for drug substances and/or drug products
  • Perform analytical method transfer by working closely with quality department
  • Provide technical leadership to project teams within area of expertise and assist in determining
  • resources to execute specific project tasks
  • Evaluate novel assay technologies and methodologies to improve existing analytical methods
  • Understand project timelines and deliverables and work closely with departmental, functional and
  • external stakeholders
  • Maintain clear and complete experimental records; present findings within department and cross
  • functionally
  • Author, review and approve documentations, including SOP and reports
  • Participate in the support of analytical activities at QC and CTOs for data trending and
  • troubleshooting

Qualifications:
  • Degree in immunology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences or a closely related field with minimum 5 years for BS, 3 years for MS or 0-2 years for PhD of relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience in developing cell-based potency assays, including mechanism of action (MOA) based potency assays for biologics, gene and/or cell therapy
  • Experience in various analytical detections, including but not limited to qPCR/ddPCR, ELISA, luminance and fluorescence is preferred
  • Passionate about working at the bench to independently troubleshoot experiments and contribute to research directions
  • Excellent laboratory, computer, documentation, and organizational skills
  • The ideal candidate is a fast learner with strong scientific curiosity, good interpersonal skills, and attention to details

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