Research Associate - III


Oceanside, California

18 days ago

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Research Associate - III
Location: Oceanside, CA
100% on-site (there is no work from home/no hybrid)
Working hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm or 8:00am-5pm type of business hours; occasional weekend hours (will have notice)
Duration: 1 year
  • Looking for experienced Scientist in the Cell Line Development (CLD) group at our Oceanside campus facility.
  • Seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to design and execute experiments to support cell culture and clone development for our rapidly growing biologics pipeline.
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to the overall strategy of new technology development projects.

Key Responsibilities:
• Participate in end-to-end Cell Line Development pipeline projects, including activities from vector design and construction to clonal cell lines ready for Master Cell Bank generation.
• Support CLD activities including clone selection, technology development, media development, process optimization, and process characterization studies.
• Support process improvements for increased speed and efficiency to generate highly productive, high quality, robust cell lines that meet all regulatory requirements with high quality documentation.
• Hands-on laboratory operations such as molecular biology, shake flask, bench scale bioreactor and novel culture platforms.
• Contribute to written technical reports, present in group meetings, and work cross-functionally to achieve common goals.

• BS (or MS) with 5+ years experience in a relevant scientific discipline (biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering).

• Experience with mammalian cell culture (CHO) and automation/high-throughput technologies for mammalian cell line generation and process optimization preferred.
• Excellent communication, technical report writing, and presentation skills and aptitude for creative problem solving.
• Strong organizational and planning skills.
• Experience in statistics and data analysis (e.g. JMP, Spotfire).

Interview Process - 1st) phone screen 2nd) Zoom interview with manager 3) Zoom interview with a team members (together in 1 meeting)

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