Sr. Scientist, Cell Biology
- location:Exton, PA
- salary:$90,000 - $100,000 per year
- date posted:Thursday, July 8, 2021
- experience:3 Years
- job type:Permanent
- industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Sr. Scientist, Cell Biology
This role is responsible for driving the future of the company by developing innovative products designed to improve patient lives. This role is tasked with working on research on behalf of the rest of the R&D organization and will keenly focus on technology fields that are adjacent and transformational to core products.
This specialist role is for a highly collaborative candidate who is vastly knowledgeable about the cryogenics of biological material, and the cold chain, storage, and distribution networks utilized by advanced therapies manufacturers. The role will be expected to interface with both externally with clinicians, researchers, regulators, and biotech companies as well as internally with Sales, Marketing and Scientific teams to identify the unmet packaging and delivery needs for these new pharmaceuticals.
In collaborating across this wide array of stakeholders, the candidate would use the insights gained to design and execute experimental studies. These will include establishing best practice using current products as well as establishing future advanced therapy packaging requirements. These will inform development decisions for next generation containment and delivery systems to be developed in the coming years.
location: Exton, Pennsylvania
job type: Permanent
salary: $90,000 - 100,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
- Design experimental plans and project proposals to evaluate different technologies and ideas and test hypotheses across cell and gene therapy freezing, storing, thawing and delivery.
- Manage and contribute to complex research projects across several technologies and a variety of project formats, from short-term student internships, through to feasibility projects and long-term collaborations.
- Analyze and evaluate experimental results to make well-reasoned strategic recommendations that are to be disseminated internally to inform future product development decisions.
- Actively seek out new and emerging technologies and therapies, track publications, identify and highlight active academics and keep organization informed of research and industry developments.
- Solve complex technical challenges that arise on both internal and external projects. Provide new perspectives and arrive at solutions based on pooling multiple sources of information.
- Provide subject matter expertise across the organization in the field(s) of cryobiology.
- Collaborate and gain commitment with stakeholders internally as well as externally with research partners (postdocs, professors, and clinicians) as needed to achieve project objectives.
- Capture project outputs in appropriate format including technical reports, presentation slides, research posters, invention disclosures or as project permits.
- Travel to select targeted scientific and research conferences to learn and present out research findings with intention of increasing scientific reputation in novel fields.
- Solve problems using own judgement and persevere when setbacks threaten project goals.
- Participate as team member on various projects within group and performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
- Master's in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or equivalent scientific discipline.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience, can include time spent either in industry or graduate school.
- In depth life sciences knowledge including experience, through either research or industry background, of one or more cell or gene therapies named in job summary, i.e. understands production methods, cryogenic storage, underlying modes of action, scientific principles, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to lead complex research projects, can either be shown in relevant industry projects or via strong collaborative postgraduate research.
- Proficient with conventional lab equipment used for cryopreservation of biological material as well as common analytical techniques used in assessing cryogenic and biological performance.
- Strong interpersonal skills to generate, maintain and grow research relationships and gain commitment from all internal and external stakeholders across research projects.
- Willingness to learn and to independently explore new fields of research, understand nascent technologies and be able to generate research project/grant proposals with minimal guidance.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to articulately disseminate scientific research to a variety of different audiences, from expert through to non-technical.
- PhD in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or equivalent scientific discipline.
- Scientific publication track record and/or conference proceedings in a chosen field of expertise.
- Existing established North American network of academic and/or industry collaborators.
- Understanding of regulated manufacturing environments, i.e. aseptic and GMP production.
- Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per company policy as they are related to the position covered by this job description.
- Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.
- Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
skills: Cell Biology
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