Cell Therapy Process Development Scientist – Houston, TX

January 10, 2021
The Woodlands, TX
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Kelly Science and Clinical is currently recruiting candidates for a Cell Therapy Process Development Scientist at a biopharma company in Houston, TX. The Process Development Scientist is responsible for the technical execution of programs coming into Process Development and transferring them from Process Development into Manufacturing.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute cell-based processes and analytical development activities of multiple cell therapy programs to the GMP manufacturing team
  • Manage technical projects, meet project objectives, and identify any necessary alterations to the project plans
  • Plan resource utilization to meet development schedules
  • Resolve issues by implementing appropriate actions to keep projects on track, on budget and to a high degree of quality and client satisfaction
  • Support business development, client interactions and presentations, proposal generation and review
  • Forecast department revenue for projects and proposals that involve Process Development activities
  • Establish and follow GDP while maintaining data integrity and confidentiality
  • Provide mentorship to junior scientists and associate scientists
  • Train junior associates on technical and facility cleaning procedures

Job Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant biological science, with a minimum of 4 years (Master’s) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of experience in the cell therapy pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries or academic centers working on applicable projects
  • Experience working in cell therapy process development activities
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to the design and execution of complex and varied process development tasks
  • Cell culture and aseptic technique for growing both primary human hematopoietic cells and cell lines
  • Ability to isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells from blood or blood-derived products
  • Ability to isolate, culture and expand common leukocytes (i.e. T cells, NK cells, NKT cells, monocytes, dendritic cells)
  • Good knowledge of flow cytometry (multi-color flow cytometry, up-to 6 colors), ability to independently prepare samples, acquire and analyze results
  • Knowledge of common bioreactors and equipment in cell therapy
  • Familiarity with regulatory issues pertaining to the manufacture of cell therapies

This is a Direct Hire opportunity with compensation commensurate upon level of education and applicable experience. If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.

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