Full-Time

Senior Scientist

Analytical Development, I, II, III

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Cellares

Cellares

51-200 employees

Integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing

Data & Analytics
Hardware

Senior

San Bruno, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology or related subject with 6-21 years of analytical experience in the cell and gene therapy manufacturing field
  • Subject Matter Expert in immune cell phenotyping by multicolor flow cytometry; including flow assay development, optimization, and tech transfer
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation using FCSExpress or FlowJo
  • Proficiency in the operation and troubleshooting of flow cytometry analyzers (Hands on experience with spectral flow cytometer is a plus)
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and effectively integrate with external collaborators to drive projects/programs forward in a matrixed environment
  • Experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocol documentation
  • Experience with liquid handlers and automation is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to present findings and interact with key stakeholders
  • Strong background in cell biology, immunology, and molecular biology
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to lead as a change agent to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills with ability to influence and build strong working relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Must be able to manage shifting priorities to meet critical deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic, growing environment
  • Self-motivated and passionate about advancing the field of cell therapies
  • Possess self-awareness, integrity, authenticity, and a growth mindset
Responsibilities
  • Lead method development, optimization and pre-qualification of flow cytometry protocols for the characterization of cell therapy products
  • Provide analytical support in assay transfer to cGMP QC laboratories and from clients to the analytical development team
  • Plan and perform multicolor flow cytometry experiments to support product development and optimization
  • Analyze and interpret flow cytometry data using software like FCSExpress, FlowJo
  • Maintain and troubleshoot flow cytometry instruments
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and productive interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Guide and train associates in the team and serve as the subject matter expert on multicolor flow cytometry
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop core analytical testing capabilities for cell & gene therapy products using flow cytometry techniques
  • File data and complete experiment report in a timely manner
  • Prepare test plans and analyze/summarize experimental data and present findings at both internal and external meetings
  • Responsibility to develop, author, review, and/or approve Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, regulatory filing, or other controlled documents as needed
  • Assist with laboratory maintenance (cleaning, equipment maintenance, biohazard waste removal)
  • Directly drive user needs and requirements discussions for analytical methods, work closely with internal and external teams to translate user needs into actionable requirements
  • Manage reagent and consumables inventory and ordering as needed

Cellares offers the Cell Shuttle, an integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing, utilizing Industry 4.0 technologies to enable true walk-away, end-to-end automation, modular hardware, purpose-built process design software, and scalable manufacturing from preclinical to commercial scale, resulting in reduced process failure rates and up to 70% cost reduction compared to manual processes. The company aims to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies by deploying Cell Shuttles in Smart Factories globally, partnering with academia, biotechs, and pharma companies to lower manufacturing costs and meet global patient demand.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$373M

Headquarters

South San Francisco, California

Founded

2019

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

15%

1 year growth

45%

2 year growth

96%