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Senior Scientist - Molecular Biology Assays

San Diego County, California, US
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Sep 30, 2022

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Conservation science
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Senior Scientist, Molecular Assays

San Diego, CA


An exciting Biotech team based in Southern California, with a key focus in the field of programmed cellular immunotherapy for cancer and immune disorders are looking for a Senior Scientist to join their Molecular Engineering Group.

With investment from fortune 500 companies, such as Vanguard and Johnson & Johnson the team are working on several clinical trials in multiple indications.

As the Senior Scientist you will be managing and developing a core team dedicated to providing molecular biology support for iPSC master cell banks. You will work cross-functionally with different teams within the company (R&D, Process Development, Manufacturing, Analytics) .

This role will offer you
  • The opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, and innovative science company
  • Desirable working environment with career growth opportunities
  • Great benefits and annual Bonus
  • Competitive Salary

You will be responsible for
  • Support process development and manufacturing runs of master cell bank generation by screening, characterization, and release testing using molecular biology assays including conventional PCR, qPCR, ddPCR and sequencing
  • Lead a team to provide core molecular biology support to iPSC master cell bank generation
  • Coordinate with QA/Facilities/Manufacturing to establish controlled lab and protocols for GMP production of plasmids
  • Design, optimize, and validate assays and establish quality-controlled SOP

You will bring the following
  • Ph.D. / M.S./ B.S. degree in Molecular Biology or related discipline
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in industry
  • Expertise in design, optimization, qualification, and troubleshooting of conventional PCR, qPCR, ddPCR assays
  • Knowledge of standard methodology in analysis of outcome of genetic engineering
  • Experience working with cGMP compliant/quality-controlled procedures

For more information about this opportunity, please apply to the role directly or send an email to
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