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Research Scientist, Analytical Development

Orchard Therapeutics Limited

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Location:
Foster City, CA
Posted Date:
6/9/2017
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

The Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist, Analytical Development will execute activities associated with the development and validation of analytical methods in support of clinical development and commercialization of Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd.’s innovative gene-modified cell-based therapeutic products.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.   Conduct release and stability testing of raw materials, process intermediates, ancillary products, drug substances and drug products.
2.   Conduct experiments in support of qualification/validation of analytical procedures, the transfer of such procedures into internal and/or external QC lab(s), and the setting of appropriate release and stability specifications.
3.   Manage day-to-day activities at contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and contract testing laboratories (CTLs), including the review and approval of test records/forms, protocols and reports, deviations/investigations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Certificates of Analysis (COAs).
4.   Draft and review SOPs, records/forms and protocols for transfer to internal and/or external QC lab(s).
5.   Assist in the preparation of CMC regulatory submissions, including providing data summaries and trend analysis.
6.   Execute other activities as may be assigned.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated in-depth experience with hands-on execution and management of analytical development/QC functions associated with the GMP production and testing of biologic products in an industry setting.
Candidate must possess:
•   PhD in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry or relevant field plus minimum of 2 years of experience in the biotechnology or pharma industry, with a primary focus on analytical development for biologic products (MS/BS with more extensive relevant experience also considered)
•   Experience with the application of analytical techniques routinely used to test biologic products, including FACS, High Content Analysis (HCA), HPLC/UPLC, ELISA, Capillary Electrophoresis CE), DNA sequencing/PCR, and/or cell-based assays  
•   Demonstrated effective organizational, project management and problem-solving skills
•   Excellent oral and written communication skills
•   Ability to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary industrial environment
In addition, candidate will possess one or more of the following qualifications:
•   Experience with the development and validation of assays used for characterization and QC testing of viral vectors and/or cell-based products
•   Experience interfacing with/managing CMO/CTL relationships and projects
•   Sound understanding and demonstrated application of statistical methods/tools (e.g. SAS, JMP)
•   Knowledge of US and European Pharmacopeia methods and requirements
•   Knowledge of FDA, EMA, GMP, WHO and ICH regulatory requirements
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive base salary and the opportunity to participate in incentive compensation programs, including a stock option plan. Orchard Therapeutics offers a comprehensive benefits program, including: medical, dental and vision care; paid vacation and holiday time; access to a voluntary 401(k). Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.
ABOUT ORCHARD THERAPEUTICS

Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. is a biotechnology company incorporated in September 2015 and dedicated to bringing transformative gene therapies to patients with serious and life-threatening orphan diseases. Working in partnership with the world's leading research centers, the company’s programs will use the potential of ex-vivo autologous hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy to restore normal gene function in severe and life-threatening inherited disorders (www.orchard-tx.com).