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Director of Cell Biology - Direct Hire

Sacramento, CA

Posted: 04/12/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Position Industry: Miscellaneous Job Number: 40943.1
An innovative organization in the Sacramento region is in need of a Director of Cell Biology. This position is responsible to lead independent therapeutic development projects that meet the company's needs in the areas of CAR-T immunotherapy, regenerative medicine and other cell-based therapeutic fields. This is a direct hire opportunity!

Responsibilities: Lead multi-disciplinary laboratory team. Strong design of experiment (DOE) capabilities. Designing R&D studies and performing in-vitro and in-vivo bench experiments to develop and validate protocols. Develop and validate new assays for product developments. Develop and validate new cellular processing for the cell-based therapeutics, develop new applications. Review internal protocols and reports to support internal and external R&D projects. Knowledge and past experiences to procedures, instructions and policiesin compliance with GLP and cGTPs is preferred. Prepare scientific manuscripts, white papers and posters to publish in peer-reviewed journals and support marketing activities. Experience in human immunology, hematology and cancer biology, strongly preferred.

Requirements: Ph.D. In life sciences. Minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience. Targeted areas of research should include bioactivity analysis of stem, progenitor or therapeutic cell(s), identification of surrogate markers for cell target bioactivity, understanding of on-target and off target implications of therapeutics under research cell analysis techniques: including culture techniques such as cell isolation, characterization, culture and maintenance, bioactivity assays, genetic stability testing, potency and viability assays. Cell analysis techniques: including advanced flow-cytometry, hemocytometry, and immunofluorescence. Experience with assay development and immunology is also highly desired. Must be able to reviewscientific databases and accumulate information on relevant clinical trial programs. Knowledge of intellectual property development is highly desirable. Experience in preparation of grant applications and technical reports is desirable. Represent the company at national and international scientific conferences, meetings and customer sites.

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