Assistant Scientist

94520, Concord
Oct 16, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Cerus is seeking an Assistant Scientist who is enthusiastic about brining life-saving technologies to market to join the Hematology team. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing cutting-edge research, development, and GLP studies to support the INTERCEPT RBC, platelet or plasma platforms. The scope of work will include performing in vitro function assays using a variety of human blood and blood products, working to develop next generation technologies, and supporting clinical studies.


Primary Responsibilities:


Execute experiments, either independently or as a team member; including experiments for product claims and regulatory submissions. Perform and analyzing, multiple types of hematology assays, including metabolic, flow cytometry and ELISA assays Develop, implement, and validate new methods and technologies for project advancement. Assist in preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses. Make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results for research experiments and GLP studies. Reduce and analyze complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact. Prepare final reports, study plans, etc., necessary for multiple projects. Act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments. Work cross functionally with Clinical, CMC, Regulatory, Quality and Biostatistics departments. Prepare and manipulate various blood products, including plasma, platelets and RBC. May provide expertise on project teams, including contribution of ideas, developing plans, execution of the plan and timely reporting of results. May supervise, mentor, or provide guidance to other personnel May present at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications. Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature. Contribute to project progress within his/her scientific discipline. Perform other related duties as required   




Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience or,  Master’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Strong mathematics skills Experience working with primary cells or blood cells Experience with assay development is a plus Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy Working knowledge of blood bank practices desirable but not required Experience working in a GLP/GMP or other regulated environment desirable Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, scientific and graphics applications Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities Solid communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal). Time management (schedules, timelines, task prioritization). Excellent problem-solving skills; solution-oriented. Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.

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