Research Associate, Cell Therapy Process Development - contract


Research Associate, Cell Therapy Process Development
Brisbane, CA



Seeking a highly motivated team player with cell culture experience to work on the development of innovative cell therapy processes. The Research Associate I/II will be responsible for supporting the development of cell isolation, cell processing, and cell expansion processes. This position will report to the Process Engineer III, Cell Therapy in our Technical Operations group. This is a temporary position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Perform cell processing operations to provide material for internal groups
  • Analyze cell cultures using basic cell counting methods as well as flow cytometry
  • Routine maintenance of cell culture to support ongoing experiments
  • Provide support for development, scale-up, and optimization of critical process parameters in cell isolation, expansion, transfection/transduction and cryopreservation processes for cell therapy drug substance and drug product
  • Timely and thorough documentation and completion of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Help maintain lab space with routine cleaning and management of inventories
  • Perform occasional weekend and holiday work to support on-going lab activities
  • Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline
  • 1 – 2 years of technical experience in academic or industry setting. Level will be determined by education, skills, and experience
  • Experience with or understanding of aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, and basic immunology concepts
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must have excellent organizational, written communication and oral communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary industrial environment

Job Details

Job Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane, CA
Job ID: 21-11791
Date Updated: October 25, 2021