Senior Scientist, Viral Vector Process Development

San Francisco Bay Area
Competitive compensation and excellent benefits - includes stock
May 04, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time


  • Bay Area cell therapy startup with exceptionally high employee morale seeking a senior process engineer to contribute innovative technical skills in downstream viral vector process development.
  • Will serve as a strategic leader in identifying and evaluating novel process technologies to help refine systems and practices for improved robustness, scalability, and purity for viral vector production. 
  • Chance to join a growing startup with a cutting-edge cell therapy platform and a highly-collaborative work culture that promotes skill-building and professional growth.


  • PhD, MS, or BS with sufficient expertise in viral vector process development.
  • Industry experience in a drug development environment with a focus on downstream purification for development of robust and scalable processes for production of retrovirus-based viral vectors.
  •  Proven skill and motivation to identify, design, execute, and evaluate novel systems and practices for viral vector production.
  • Experience in development and production specifically for large-scale viral manufacturing to increase process robustness and to improve downstream scale-propriate yield and downstream purification..
  • Use of technical tools that include qPCR / flow cytometry and bioreactor process development for viral manufacturing, and in-medium selection and optimization.
  • Creativity, self-direction, and organization.
  • Strong communication and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Desire to contribute and build upon existing technical and leadership skills in a dynamic, productive, and uniquely collaborative team environment. 
  • Keywords: aseptic technique, cell banking, bio reactor, AAV, bioreactor, harvest, adherent, suspension, CQAa, qPCR, flow cytometry.

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