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Technology Transfer Specialist (Cell Biology)

StaffWorks, LLC
California, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Role Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the production leadership team to identify opportunities for scaling and expanding cell biology production process by addressing rate limiting steps through improved protocol development.
  • Identify ways to improve process efficiency and collaborate with development teams to transfer new technologies to the gene editing production pipeline.
  • Help design, validate, and implement automated process leading to the reduction of manual cell line handling.
  • Capable of troubleshooting tissue culture related procedures, identifying process gaps and participating in all steps of standard operating procedure development.
  • Interrogating Cell biology production metrics to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Screening of new varieties in preproduction runs to determine the conditions to move them forward to the production team
  • Develop or enable methods to improve cell division, micro callus formation, callus growth and sampling efficiency
  • Evaluate RTDS reagents for new and existing gene targets
  • Provide leadership through direct and indirect influence, training, and coaching of team members within the organizational structure.
  • Training of Tech Transfer team and preparation/updating of SOPs. Training production team(s) on validated methods.
  • Enable success of up- and down- stream activities in gene editing production system through cross-functional, matrixed collaboration.

  • The candidate must have good theoretical and working knowledge of cell biology, preferably plant cell biology and tissue culture techniques.
  • Experience with plant cell/tissue culture methods, as well as shoot regeneration through somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis
  • Experience with laboratory information management systems, inventory management and database development.
  • Leads by example and willing to work side-by-side with reports while using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.
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