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Senior Scientist Gene Editing/Cell Modification

BlueRock Therapeutics

Location:
New York City, NY
Posted Date:
9/14/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
2017-034
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Process Development,

Job Description

BlueRock Therapeutics is a next-generation regenerative medicine company focused on breakthrough treatments and new horizons in medicine. BlueRock Therapeutics’ platform is based on state of the art pluripotent stem cell engineering tools and expansion technology. The company represents a strategic partnership between Bayer and Versant Ventures, and has been granted access to one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech.

Our vision at BlueRock is to cure cardiovascular, neurologic and other diseases with significant unmet need and diminished self-repair potential. Our platform is enabled by strategic partnerships with leading academic and industry collaborators in the U.S., Canada and Japan.

BlueRock’s ambition is to have an R&D team of dynamic and highly engaged top scientists who are inspired to take project ownership and further develop themselves in one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields. At BlueRock we value open communication, collaboration and a positive and fun working environment in which both individual and team contributions are recognized. Our world-class management team is committed to fostering the growth and career development of employees.

The New York, USA site is seeking a Senior Scientist Gene Editing/Cell Modification, reporting to the Senior Director CNS Pipeline.

The incumbent will be a key technical contributor in a dynamic and progressive team pioneering scaled manufacturing processes for the generation of therapeutic cells from pluripotent stem cells.  Hands on experience in the development of mammalian cell culture methods and use execution of cell characterisation assays is essential. Familiarity with cGMP aseptic manufacturing requirements is a plus.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to contribute to bringing a new class of medicines to patients and gain valuable career experience in translational medicine. Collaboration with a highly-motivated, world-class team of scientists and engineers promises an exciting and engaging work environment for motivated, self-starting candidates.

Position Description:

The Senior Scientist Gene Editing/Cell Modification, together with technical staff will use gene editing methods (CRISPR/Cas9, TALEN, etc.) to establish cell lines for BlueRock’s research pipeline that are altered in their genome to provide novel functions or show novel behaviour.
As an experimental scientist, the incumbent will provide strategic input into the research direction by interaction with the Senior Director, CNS.
Work and lead the research direction of cutting-edge science that establishes BlueRock as the leading regenerative medicine company in the neuro space.
Maintain a high-profile international scientific visibility
Attend and present corporate/scientific information at appropriate and relevant conferences and symposia.
Minimum Requirements:

Requirements

PhD. with 4-6+ years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience.
Strong cellular biology, proven and contemporary molecular biology and gene editing technologies.
Hand-son and technology expertise in pluripotent stem cell biology and differentiation protocols.
Effective communicator and leader with excellent organizational skills.
Ability to champion and advance innovative concepts.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude
Familiarity with GMP desired.