Scientist/Sr. Scientist (viral vector production/purification)

Hayward, CA
up to $250,000/year + benefits
Apr 01, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time


Ph.D. with 2-8 years of relevant working experience


Experience: It requires a Ph.D. with 2-8 years of relevant experience in bioengineering, biochemical engineering, biochemistry and other related disciplines. The candidates are expected to have a good tracking record in bioprocess development, qualification and validation in biological development and manufacturing. He/she must possess direct experience in protein and viral vector purification method development, qualification and validation.

Motivation: She/he should be highly motivated in an entrepreneurship environment. She/he will work on AAV-mediated biotherapeutic innovation and development.


Initiative: She/he is able to initiate projects under minimal supervision, executes and delivers results on timely manner.


Knowledge:  Depth knowledge in biological sciences is required to apply to daily work. She/he is capable of problem solving independently; familiar with a variety of the concepts, practices, and procedures in viral vector purification and characterization experiment design and execution.


Skill: She/he should be very skillful in designing and interpret data independently; Specifically, the candidate should have hands-on skills include protein and viral vector purification from cell harvesting, clarification, column chromatographic to filtration processes from variety of host cell lines such as Sf9 and mammalian cell cultures at lab or pilot scales. The candidate should be very familiar with the use and maintenance of AKTA serial equipment (i.e., Explorer, Avant and, AKTA pilot, AKTA Ready etc.), and Agilent HPLC system in routine work.

Leadership: She/he may lead a research team and report to management on key findings and achievement of milestones in research and development, which contributes to the company for achieving significant milestones. She/he may lead and direct the work of others in the same or cross functional teams.

Integrity: She/he should be respectful, flexible and cooperative with internal and external customers.

Direction: A wide range of creativity and latitude is expected. She/he will typically report to a supervisor or manager.

Communication: Effective communication within the project team, company, and skillful presentations at conferences.

Documentation: She/he should write fluently SOPs, experiment proposals, internal research reports, drafts of publications, patents and regulatory submissions.

Special qualification: Prior experience in GLP/GMP compliance and technology transfer is a plus.