Senior Research Associate - Analytical Development/Formulation


South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 01/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 2 Tower Place South, San Francisco, CA, 94080

About ArsenalBio

ArsenalBio was founded to discover, develop and commercialize curative immune cell therapies

Job Description

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.  Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.
We are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Research Associate to join the ArsenalBio Process Development and Technology Operations team. The individual will work closely with scientists to develop analytical test methods and characterization tools in support of our cell therapy products. This individual will also evaluate aspects of cell formulation and cryopreservation. The position will report into a Scientist who will be leading the development and qualification of methods, and method transfer to ArsenalBio’s CDMO. The individual will also interact cross-functionally across the organization to enable the success of ArsenalBio.

What You Will Do

What You Will Bring

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
  • Assist with planning and execution of experiments and associated analysis and reporting, in support of developing analytical test methods and characterization assays for releasing and characterization T cell therapy products
  • Compile documentation (protocols, test methods, reports) to facilitate the transfer of ArsenalBio’s analytical methods to an external CDMO
  • Collaborate closely with other functions to enable effective and successful project execution
  • Actively engage in cross-functional collaborations with peers to overcome challenges
  • Organize, communicate, and present complex data to key stakeholders and senior management
  • Assist cross-functional activities including hand-offs to various teams, compiling data, and presenting at project meetings
  • Stay up to date with current literature related to the scope of ArsenalBio’s research focus
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, or other related biological sciences
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in T cell biology and/or immunotherapy
  • Prior experience in cell therapy, industry, analytical development preferred
  • Expertise in multi-color flow cytometry including panel design and data analysis, T cell functional assays (proliferation, cytotoxicity, cytokine/chemokine release), ELISA, and qPCR highly preferred
  • Experience in cryopreservation and cell formulation, a plus
  • Understanding of ICH guidelines, Quality by Design (QBD) principles, method qualification and validation preferred
  • Ability to work in a highly adaptive environment and learn new skills for changing priorities
  • Flexible and creative, with ability to think outside the box in order to problem solve
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment, coordinate tasks across multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to expand scope of responsibilities outside of initial job description, with time

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