196790 - Scientist II
NJ-New Jersey
6 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Princeton, NJ.

The Scientist II, with guidance, will apply technical skills to conduct experiments and studies to support our clients cell therapy needs and to assist in meeting the goals of the Cell Therapy group. Duties include collaborative planning, executing, and troubleshooting experiments, and assisting with other lab activities as required.

Carry out process development and optimization activities associated with autologous and allogeneic cell therapy workflows with the aim to improve costs, speed, and quality of the product. Work with blood cells or stem cells and routinely perform cell selection and activation, engineering (viral and non-viral), expansion, and cryopreservation. Design experiments, analyze data and present data to internal and external collaborators or customers. Participate in customer core teams as the technical lead for that project. Manage all project-related activities including the availability and suitability of materials and equipment to execute their assignments; coordinating hand-off of samples for downstream process and/or testing; Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notes. Contribute to the development of closed automated platforms that will be used for cell therapy manufacturing. Work closely with clients for technology transfer activities, and with MS&T and Operations teams to transfer optimized process for clinical manufacturing and play an important role in to trouble-shooting process challenges.

3-5 years of relevant cGMP experience in a manufacturing pharmaceutical/biotech environment or related areas. Working experience in process development or manufacturing setting is highly desired. Aseptic cell culture processing (T cells, NK cells, CAR-T, or Stem Cells) in ISO 5 biosafety cabinets while using universal precautions for handling of human-derived materials preferred. Experience in viral or non-viral genetic modification is preferred. Cell therapy automation technologies, closed system culture vessels, cell washers, cell separation technologies for autologous/allogenic product manipulation required. Ability to drive safety, quality, functional, technical and operational excellence. Ability to inspire and foster innovation, collaboration, transparency and team effectiveness. Ability to work within cross functional teams and provide governance on project teams. Understanding ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of processes and practices. Working knowledge of cGMP practices. Cell culture and aseptic techniques. Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to travel up to 20%. Excellent MS Office skills

Accredited BS or MS in biological science or engineering discipline
Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.