Job Details

  • Title: Research Associate, Analytical Development
  • Code: RCI-11866
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Posted Date: 06/23/2022
  • Duration: 6 Months
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  Job Description

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Execute ELISA and/or PCR testing on a regular basis or as needed, in support of process development and product characterization
  • Perform data analysis, data reporting, and further statistical analysis with advanced analysis software
  • Assist in data verification to ensure data integrity
  • Implement reagent titration, lot-checking, and maintain proficiency testing database
  • Transfer ELISA and/or PCR assays from the method development group to analytical testing group
  • Develop templates for standard operating procedures and analytical test methods
  • Write, review and edit accurate technical documents
  • Assist in developing, qualifying, executing and documenting PCR methods to study and characterize processes for production of T cell therapies
  • Provide user training on instruments, sample analysis, and cross-train analysts on analytical methods
  • Coordinates activities for members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation
  • Participate in sampling and study plan meetings to support different functional areas within Process Development
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned to reflect changes in business processes.


  • MS degree with 0+ years of experience
  • BSc degree with 2+ years industry experience in cell therapy or related area.
  • HS Diploma with 5+ years’ experience also considered.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of ELISA or PCR method development, and technical knowledge of instruments, method controls and experience with reagent inventory management systems such as FreezerWorks or Freezerpro
  • Basic knowledge in analytical techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA and microbiology techniques
  • Understand deep characterization knowledge in patient materials, product knowledge, and process characterization
  • Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes
  • Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail, and successfully execute experiments at the bench
  • Ability to think critically, demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Previous experience with other technologies is a plus
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point, Smartsheet, Prism, JMP, and other data analysis applications
  • Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically with demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload/assignments based upon changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description