Scientist - San Diego, CA

Scientist - San Diego, CA

We are currently seeking a Scientist in Cell Therapy. This position will support in-process-control and QC release assay development for stem cell therapy manufacturing related to induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived dopaminergic progenitor cells of a first-in-human clinical trial for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers, bioinformatic specialists and research/development associates
  • Design, develop or refine, execute and document analytical methods to study and characterize processes for production of autologous iPSC-derived cell therapies
  • Oversee testing and review of Environmental Monitoring data of GMP facility
  • Ensure proper tracking and storage of test samples and associated controlled documentation
  • Prepare SOP, qualification protocols, reports and other documentation
  • Ensure SOP, analytical test methods, analytical sampling plans and batch records meet industry standards
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree (MS) or higher in Cellular / Molecular Biology or Biochemistry / Chemistry. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5+ years hands-on, Quality Control group assay development and qualification experience in a GMP environment
  • Expertise with analytical method development and qualification/validation, and analysis of cell therapy products
  • Knowledge of cGMP guidelines and compliance in QC lab (environmental monitoring, audits, CAPA, OOS and deviation events)
  • Experience with cell-based, ELISA, flow cytometry and quantitative PCR assays (advanced genomic assays: WGS, RNAseq and SNP arrays a plus)
  • Knowledge of statistical methods applicable to the analysis of experimental data
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours

For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Contact Toni at 714 454 8252 OR

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