Job Details

  • Title: Sr. Research Associate - Biology - Immuno Oncology II
  • Code: RCI-12031
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Posted Date: 08/05/2022
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description


Location: Santa Monica, CA

Role is 100% on site

Ideal level of position: Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist level

Reports To:

  • The position will report to Research Scientist or above of Analytical Operations.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Establish analytical methods to evaluate lentiviral and retroviral vector transduced samples for impurities, GC, IFU and VCN assays.
  • Perform qualification studies for Analytical methods per established guidance.
  • Author, review and approve technical documents including standard operating procedures, test methods, and technical reports.
  • Work with a cross-functional team to develop, adapt, execute, and document analytical methods to characterize the processes for manufacturing lots of drug substance and drug products.


  • B.S in Molecular biology or related discipline with 2+ years of industry experience.
  • Background in Gene & Cell Therapy; experience with analytical techniques (transduction, titer, DNA/RNA extractions, cDNA synthesis, PCR, ELISA).

Analytical method development in one or more of the following techniques:

  • Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR)/quantitative PCR (qPCR)
  • ELISA, MSD, Luminex
  • Viral titer assays
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Experience with software including GraphPad, SoftMax, JMP and/or Geneious, MS Office suite
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, & prioritize work on multiple projects.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment