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Research Associate I- Santa Monica, CA- 11-month contract

  • Location: Santa Monica
  • Salary: US$30 - US$34 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 12 months ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Yasmin Sweeney
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Start Date: 04/04/23
  • Expiry Date: 15 April 2023
  • Job Ref: 12818

Research Associate I

11-month contract- Santa Monica, CA

*Salary range between $30-34 /hour depending on experience*

Must Have Requirements

  • MA/MS Degree Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biotechnology and 0 years of experience OR
  • OR BA/BS Degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biotechnology and two years of experience OR
  • High School Degree and four years of experience in biotechnology and process development

Preferred Requirements

  • 1-3 years of mammalian cell culture or cell therapy manufacturing & process development experience.
  • Cell culture experience at different scales using adherent and/ or suspension platforms including flasks and culture bags.
  • Practical demonstration of hands-on process development including use of statistical design of experiment.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in cross functional teams, research, development, manufacturing in a fast pace, dynamic team setting.
  • Ability to think critically, analytically and have demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills based on deductive reasoning.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent with Microsoft office application, statistical analysis tools (JMP/ Minitab) and data management tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform material evaluation and process testing to support new material qualification.
  • Support new material introduction business process flow for clinical programs.
  • Understand and execute protocols related to media and buffer preparation, cell culture, cell banking and other activities as needed.
  • Perform hands on lab work to execute studies across multiple unit operations.
  • Collaborate and develop a thorough understanding of operating parameters of unit operations for essential process characterization and improvement.
  • Participate in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions.
  • Analyze data to support project leads in preparation of presentation, data graphs and reports.
  • Manage samples and inventory related to each experiment.
  • Write and review technical and summary reports.