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Scientist - Analytical Operations III

  • Location: Santa Monica
  • Salary: Negotiable per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Taylor Cochran
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Start Date: 8/22/2022
  • Expiry Date: 15 September 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -082022-473051

Seeking a highly motivated individual with analytical development and support experience to work on innovative cell therapy for cancer treatment. The candidate will be mainly responsible for flow cytometric analytical characterization of cell therapy products at different developmental stages. The candidate will also be assisting in planning and executing laboratory studies, analyze/review experimental data and carefully document resultant information. Direct experience in multi-color flow cytometry is a must.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

* Execute flow cytometric testing on a regular basis or as needed, in support of process development and product characterization

* Perform data analysis, data review, and data reporting

* Use good documentation practices (GDP) to document laboratory activities

* Assist in data verification to ensure data integrity

* Maintain, calibrate and operate flow cytometry analytical equipment and instruments

* Implement reagent lot-checking, and maintain testing database

* Assist in developing, qualifying, executing and documenting flow cytometry methods (≥ 8 colors) to study and characterize processes for production of T cell therapies

* Develop templates for standard operating procedures and analytical test methods

* Assist in developing technical reports, writing, reviewing and editing technical documents

* Provide user training on instruments, sample analysis, and cross-train analysts on analytical methods

* Coordinate activities in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation

* Assist with laboratory administrative duties

* Assist with general lab and sample management duties

* Additional responsibilities may be assigned to reflect changes in business process

Basic Qualifications:

* Master's degree with 2+ years of experience in cell therapy areas

* Bachelor's degree with 4-6 years of experience in cell therapy areas

* Technical expertise in performing multi-color flow cytometric assays (≥6 color)

Preferred Qualifications:

* Basic immunology knowledge and hands on experience with T cell biology

* Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to details, and successfully execute experiments at the bench

* Ability to think critically, demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

* Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

* Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

* Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description

* While most of the schedule will be during a standard workweek, there will be occasional weekend work required

* Strong computer skills, including Microsoft word, Excel, MS Teams, FlowJo, FACSDiva and CytExpert software

* Experience with Cell Sorting techniques is a plus

* Previous experience with cell therapy products, or other technologies is a plus.