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Research Associate

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Expiry Date: 20 May 2022

Job Description:

  • The Raw Material Testing group is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to act on development and execution of critical raw material performance testing procedures in support of engineered T-cell programs, commercial and clinical manufacturing.

  • This role will require to deliver high quality work and timely output in a cellular therapeutic GMP laboratory environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine cell culture experiments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

  • Assists in design and creation of material testing plans, identifying critical process parameters and handling troubleshooting.

  • Performs data analysis to establish criticality for processes, presents study data and results in team meetings.

  • Author timely reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results, maintaining electronic laboratory notebooks.

  • Assists with the revision and creation of process documents, such as SOPs and electronic work instructions.

  • Collaborate with others to handle day to day operation of the laboratory to ensure smooth operation.

  • Maintains laboratory space to comply with regulatory requirements and safe work environment.

  • Works in teams and has continual interaction with internal as well as external teams throughout the production process in order to exchange information regarding the run(s) in process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with aseptic processing of mammalian or primary cell culture in biological safety cabinet

  • Excellent documentation and data management skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in common computer tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, and web-based applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize work across multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical scientific writing and executing process development experimental plans and technical reports.

  • Experience with JMP or R for statistical analysis, experimental design, and presentation of experimental results.

  • Experience working in or exposure to a cGMP setting, especially using Good Documentation Practices.

Education Requirements:

  • B.S. in Chemical/Biological Engineering, Immunology, Biology, or relevant scientific discipline with 0-2 years of biotechnology or cell therapy industry experience.


  • Work in areas where handling human blood products (Biosafety Level 2) may be required.

  • May work in areas with exposure to vapor phase liquid nitrogen.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including some weekend work.

  • Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases.

  • Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive

  • culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

  • Recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment.

  • We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

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