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Research Associate-Scientific

Job Description

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #73783

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Research Associate Scientific on a contract basis.

Work Location

Seattle, WA



Research Associate – Raw Material Performance Testing

Job Description:

The Raw Material Testing group is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to act on development and execution of critical raw material performance testing procedures in support of engineered T-cell programs, commercial and clinical manufacturing. This role will require to deliver high quality work and timely output in a cellular therapeutic GMP laboratory environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs routine cell culture experiments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

• Assists in design and creation of material testing plans, identifying critical process parameter and handling troubleshooting

• Performs data analysis to establish criticality for processes, presents study data and results in team meetings

• Author timely reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results, maintaining electronic laboratory notebooks

• Assists with the revision and creation of process documents, such as SOPs and electronic work instructions

• Collaborate with others to handle day to day operation of the laboratory to ensure smooth operation.

• Maintains laboratory space to comply with regulatory requirements and safe work environment

• Works in teams and has continual interaction with internal as well as external teams throughout the production process in order to exchange information regarding the run(s) in process.

Required Qualifications

• Experience with aseptic processing of mammalian or primary cell culture in biological safety cabinet

• Excellent documentation and data management skills

• Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrated proficiency in common computer tools such as word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications.

• Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize work across multiple projects


Preferred Qualifications

• Experience scientific writing and executing process development experimental plans and technical reports

• Experience with JMP or R for statistical analysis, experimental design, and presentation of experimental results

• Experience working in, or exposure to, GMP setting, especially using Good Documentation Practices


Education Requirements

• B.S. in Chemical/Biological Engineering, Immunology, Biology or relevant scientific discipline with 0-2 years of biotechnology or cell therapy industry experience


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