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Cell Therapy/Gene Therapy Scientist

Company: SARTORIUS STED BIO
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

As one of the world's leading technology providers to the life sciences and biopharma industries, Sartorius is actively shaping dynamic, innovative and high-growth markets. To drive the creation of new innovative solutions, Sartorius has formed a new global Corporate Research initiative. This group will discover new trends and cutting edge opportunities for rapid conversion towards next generation technology solutions. This challenging endeavor will include dynamic innovation opportunities with research institutes and start up technology companies around the world.

As part of this new team we are seeking a highly motivated and established scientist to drive research of novel technologies and concepts for proof of concept evaluations towards cutting edge challenges. Examples of projects could include improving expansion, growth and differentiation of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) into bioprocessing solutions. Efficiency improvements will be pursued through novel microfluidic approaches. This research will include the translation of these miniaturization approaches for prediction / simulation of larger scale bioprocessing. By working at the interface of cell engineering and bioprocessing, the candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary collaborative team of molecular biologists, data scientists, sensoric experts, and bioprocess / automation engineers.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Drive the research into new therapies, such as cell and gene therapy, at the interface of cell engineering into bioprocessing production.
  • Execute the translation of new biological molecular tools into bioprocessing application such as CRISPR tools for improved cell performance in combination with microfluidic & automation approaches.
  • Identify and establish collaborations with world leading academics and startup companies for cutting edge technology concepts
  • Guide and provide practical support for completion of proof of concept experimental evaluations
  • Drive and support potential prototype technology design
  • Responsible for the technology transfer of promising technology candidates to the Technology Development team.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • PhD in molecular biology, cellular biology, stem cell biology, biomedical engineering or closely related field with experience with biological cellular systems.
  • A post graduate research or industrial research experience > 2 years
  • Have established both a foundationally theoretical and practical competency in cell or gene therapy that is internationally recognized through publications and presentations.
  • A practical competency in cell or gene therapy technologies such as viral and non-viral delivery systems.
  • A practical competency in cell therapy experience such as in vitro stem cell (HSC / iPSC / ESC) culture and/or T-cell differentiation systems, , and T-cell culture
  • Preferable to have experience in cell engineering using viral or non-viral methods, for gene therapy
  • A desire for miniaturization and automation for developing the next generation personalized automated workflows.
  • A willingness to learn from other disciplines and industry sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive & influence multidisciplinary teams such as data scientists and bioprocess engineers
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and balance individual technical contribution with coordination of fast paced research activities across multiple sites, organizations, and disciplines
  • Ability to work smoothly in a team and independently
  • Requires domestic & some international travel
  • Identify with our company values: SUSTAINABILITY, OPENNESS, ENJOYMENT

What we offer

Sartorius' ambition is to simplify progress in the bio-pharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. Nearly 10,000 employees at more than 60 sites are working together on achieving our goal: Better health for more people. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Enjoy the advantages of working with a global player:

  • Opportunity for international career development:

a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration
  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment
  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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www.sartorius.com/career

Sartorius is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling +1 631 254 4249 ext 8330 or via e-mail at accommodationrequest@sartorius.com

We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

Further insights into our world of work can be found here.

Keywords: SARTORIUS STED BIO, Cambridge , Cell Therapy/Gene Therapy Scientist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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