Scientist II, Process Development

Tampa, FL
Nov 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Scientist II, Process Development

Process Development – Tampa, Florida

The Process Development Scientist II will lead projects that focus on the development of processes to commercialize novel autologous T cell therapies for hematological indications.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead development studies involving a variety of protocols and techniques. Reliably implement, troubleshoot, and read-out state-of-the-art cellular biology techniques.
  • Make detailed observations and record them in a timely and relevant fashion.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results.
  • Organize results for team presentation and discussion.
  • Write-up protocols and associated reports.
  • Investigate and develop new methods and technologies necessary to project advancement.
  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through regular consulting of scientific literature and attendance of training and/or scientific seminars.
  • Contribute to scientific publications.
  • Help identify patentable inventions.
  • Ensure training is up to date on new processes and analytical methods.
  • Ensure compliance and maintenance of lab safety, environment, and quality.
  • Education and Qualifications
    • PhD with 2 to 5 years of industry experience or Master’s with 10 to 16 years of industry experience or Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent with 12 to 20 years of industry experience, in Chemical / Biological Engineering or relevant field
    • Extensive tissue culture experience using primary and established cell lines, familiarity with in vitro T-cell functional assays, with flow cytometry staining and acquisition techniques
    • Prior experience developing and supporting cell therapy manufacturing processes desirable
    • Prior experience with Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes / leukapheresis desirable
    • Immunology and / or oncology research background preferred
    • Understanding of regulations and guideline documents (cGMP / ICH / pharmacopeia)
    • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to evaluate requirements and effectively communicate (written and oral) findings
    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required
    • Must be organized, be able to multi task, and be a team player