Scientist, Cell Therapy

Ambys Medicines

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
  • Website: ambys.com
  • Company Address: 131 Oyster Point Blvd. Suite 200, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

About Ambys Medicines

Ambys Medicines is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for people with advanced liver disease. Founded by world-renowned experts in liver disease and regenerative medicine, Ambys is pioneering the application of novel modalities including cell and gene therapy, and gain-of-function drug therapy, to meet the urgent need for treatments that have the potential to restore liver function and prevent the progression to liver failure across multiple liver diseases that are untreatable or poorly treated today. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals with $140M in starting capital and is headquartered in South San Francisco, Calif.

Job Description

Company Description:

Ambys Medicines is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for people with advanced liver disease. Founded by world-renowned experts in liver disease and regenerative medicine, Ambys is pioneering the application of novel modalities including cell and gene therapy, and gain-of-function drug therapy, to meet the urgent need for treatments that have the potential to restore liver function and prevent the progression to liver failure across multiple liver diseases that are untreatable or poorly treated today. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals with $140M in starting capital and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an innovative and talented Scientist with expertise in cell therapy delivery and animal models. In this position, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop new strategies for treating liver diseases using cell therapy. You will be responsible for designing studies, collecting, managing, and analyzing experimental data, interpreting results, and preparing presentations for internal and external meetings, regulatory filings, and publications. You should enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment and be motivated to discover new breakthrough therapies for patients with severe liver disease.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in relevant biological sciences with 2-5 years’ experience in cell therapy
  • Demonstrated scientific creativity, critical thinking, and analytical problem-solving skills, with a strong track record of research productivity as evidenced by high-quality publications
  • Contemporary expertise and experience in molecular biology and cell biology is required
  • Experience in cell micro- or nano-encapsulation is highly desired
  • Performing hands-on in vitro and in vivo work when needed, including animal handling, animal injections, and ex vivoanalyses of blood and organ tissues
  • Strong experimental design and troubleshooting skills, can document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office; Prism or JMP; Adobe Photoshop)
  • Enthusiasm to explore, conduct, and champion original ideas and research relating to models of disease
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently under moderate supervision in a dynamic team environment.  Providing scientific inputs and contributing intellectually to the organization success.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences

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