Research Associate I

Contract: Santa Monica, California, US

Salary: $30.00 Per Hour

Job Code: 331568

End Date: 2023-04-17

Days Left: 15 days, 20 hours left

To discuss more about this job opportunity, please reach out to Chitrank Rastogi (LinkedIn URL -, email your updated resume at Email - or give me a call at (425) 523-1648. Thank you!

Pay Range - $28 to $30/hr. (negotiable)

Job Description:
Job Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Perform material evaluation and process testing to support new material qualification.
  • Support new material introduction business process flow for clinical programs.
  • Understand and execute protocols related to media and buffer preparation, cell culture, cell banking and other activities as needed.
  • Perform hands on lab work to execute studies across multiple unit operations
  • Collaborate and develop a thorough understanding of operating parameters of unit operations for essential process characterization and improvement.
  • Participate in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions.
  • Analyze data to support project leads in preparation of presentation, data graphs and reports.
  • Manage samples and inventory related to each experiment.
  • Write and review technical and summary reports.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • MA/MS Degree Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biotechnology and 0 years of experience OR
  • BA/BS Degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biotechnology and two years of experience OR
  • High School Degree and four years of experience in biotechnology and process development


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of cell culture or cell therapy manufacturing & process development experience.
  • Cell culture experience at different scales using adherent and/ or suspension platforms including flasks and culture bags
  • Practical demonstration of hands-on process development including use of statistical design of experiment.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in cross functional teams, research, development, manufacturing in a fast pace, dynamic team setting.
  • Ability to think critically, analytically and have demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills based on deductive reasoning.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent with MS office application, statistical analysis tools (JMP/ Minitab) and data management tools.
Job Requirement
  • Research Associate
  • Associate Scientist
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Biotechnology
  • cell culture
  • cell therapy manufacturing
  • process development
  • Pharma
  • Pharmaceuticals
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