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Research Associate - Raw Material Performance Testing (2nd shift 12-8pm)

Seattle, WA 98109

Posted: 09/25/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 579447 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

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 parameter 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 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, GMP 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 second-shift hours including occasional weekend work.

30-39 pay rate range
**salary will be commensurate with experience**

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