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Process Development Scientist (PhD)

Location : Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2-5
Required Education : PhD- immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Biotechnology

Job Description :

A global life sciences company who provides innovative bioactive tools and resources for the research and clinical diagnostic communities is looking for a Process Development Scientist to join their Cell and Gene Therapy division. 


In this role you will be primarily responsible for the continued development of the transposon technology for non-viral gene editing cell therapy manufacturing.  This is a multi-disciplinary role working on primary cell gene editing, cell activation/expansion methodologies, and functional testing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and perform complex experiments independently

  • Work closely with customers in drafting SOW specifications, and project plans

  • Analyze data, draw conclusions, and generate summary reports that can be used to support IND filings

  • Develop and write work instructions, SOPs, and master batch records

  • Expected to help train and mentor other personnel as needed

  • Advance products and content through process development

  • Effectively communicate results to customers as needed

  • Work across multiple CGT groups and product development programs to integrate other products used in this space



  • Competitive Market compensation plan

  • Medical / Dental / Vision plans

  • Company matching retirement savings program

  • Volunteer Time-Off

  • Mentorship Program

  • Ever-changing community service outlets and charity drives

  • Diverse learning and development opportunities

  • Relocation assistance available

Required Qualifications :

  • PhD in immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or related degree with 2-5 years of experience

  • Primary cell culture experience - preferably with T cells and NK cells – Required!

  • Previous experience working with adoptive T-cell therapies (CAR-T and TCR) – Preferred!

  • Previous experience with analytical methods - flow cytometry, qPCR, and ddPCR

  • Strong background in working with a wide variety of clinically relevant manufacturing instrumentation

  • Skills to be successful - ability to work independently, stay organized, and handle multiple projects while meeting deadlines

  • Knowledge of gene editing methodologies - electroporation and use of non-viral editing modalities- Preferred!

  • Previous working experience in a GMP manufacturing environment

  • Outstanding Communication skills - written and oral



Keywords:  Process Development Scientist, PhD, T-Cell Therapies, NK cells, immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, manufacturing instrumentation, cell activation/expansion methodologies, cell therapy manufacturing


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