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Cell Processing Scientist

Company: Rocket Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Work at ROCKET PHARMA and help cure rare diseases!Rocket Pharma is a fully integrated, clinical-stage company advancing gene therapies with curative potential for multiple rare childhood diseases. Rocket places enormous value on people and considers team member progress and well-being to be as important as the progress of its pipeline. We are looking for hands-on team players who enjoy collaborating with colleagues. We share a passion for seeking gene therapy cures for devastating diseases and making a difference for patients. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of a small, highly productive team and to help grow an entrepreneurial, scientifically driven organization that is increasingly recognized as a leading biotechnology innovator. In addition to a competitive compensation package featuring a generous 401K match and stock options, the position includes excellent health benefits.We are seeking a Cell Processing Scientist who will primarily be responsible for process development providing support for external stakeholders enabling GMP manufacturing activities for ex vivo lentivirus drug products. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in cell and gene therapy and the associated analytics for in-process characterization and drug product testing. The position will also support platform-focused drug substance/product projects requiring technology development and platform optimization. The incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional department colleagues working within Rocket Pharma andother partners to ensure the successful execution of Rocket Pharma s company business strategies and company objectives.The ideal candidate will also have a strong passion and curiosity for science and gene therapy with the desire to bring needed cures from bench to bedside. Demonstrated genuine interest and curiosity in research and analytical development is highly valued.Responsibilities:Interact with contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and contract testing organizations (CTOs) for the manufacturing and timely release of ex vivo lentivirus drug product.Review of executed batch records and other production-related documents.Plan, prepare, execute, process development runs in an efficient and safe manner.Compile data from GMP runs and process development studies.Support daily operations by maintaining and qualifying controls and critical reagents.Be responsible for the execution, data review, analysis, and document writing.Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks in a timely fashion and prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols.Collaborate with others to handle day to day operation of the laboratory to ensure smooth operationAuthor and review documents including development reports, SOPs, assay transfer protocols/reports, and scientific journal publications.Requirements:Bachelor s degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with 5-7 years R&D/analytical development experience; Master s degree with 3 years of experience; PhD or equivalent advanced degree with 1 year of experience.A minimum of 3 years of cell and gene therapy manufacturing experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or an advanced scientific degree (Ph.D., PharmD) with 1 year of cell and gene therapy manufacturing experience.Extensive experience with primary cell manipulation, enrichment methods, and genetic modification procedures.Understanding and proficiency with a broad spectrum of cell and viral vector-based analytical techniques.Excellent attention to detail, communication, time management, organizational skills, and flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning with proven ability to interact in a team environment.Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with the ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and handle rapidly changing information.Self-starter and must function well under minimal supervision.Expert MS Office skills with a specific focus on word processing, formatting, tables, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, slides, and templates, in addition to Adobe Acrobat.Handle issues appropriately and with a sense of urgency.A diverse workforce fosters innovation and strengthens Rocket s business. We ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment in the workplace on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, citizenship, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws.Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Rocket Pharmaceuticals.

Keywords: Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Trenton , Cell Processing Scientist, Other , Cranbury, New Jersey

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