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Senior Scientist AAV Process Development

Company: Celgene
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

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Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Job Category: Technical Development
Work Location: 400 Dexter Ave N. 98109
Organization: Bioengineering
Employee Status: Full-time
Job Type: Regular
Juno Therapeutics / Celgene is a company developing clinical-stage, novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body s immune system to treat cancer.

Juno/Celgene is seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join the viral vector team and lead the development of a GMP manufacturing process for adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector. This position will be responsible for leading a small internal scientific team, as well as managing external collaborators.

Job Description:

  • Design and develop production systems to support high yield and quality adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors
  • Lead the process development team responsible for manufacture of GMP-grade AAV vector
  • Represent AAV vector process development at CMC and cross-functional team meetings
  • Support tech transfer and on-going activities with external collaborators and service providers (CMOs, CROs)
  • Author technical reports, patents, peer-reviewed publications, and regulatory documents
  • Manage projects with contract manufacturers Basic Qualifications:
    • Ph.D in Molecular Virology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, or related discipline
      • 5+ years relevant experience manufacturing AAV vectors for clinical and research applications
      • Extensive knowledge and experience with AAV biology
      • Experience managing and mentoring research associates
      • Experience and working knowledge of concepts including but not limited to genetic engineering, molecular biology techniques, cell biology, AAV gene therapy, etc.
      • Effective communication skills with the proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
      • Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills with attention to detailPreferred Qualifications:
        • Prior success in managing small, high performing teams
        • Previous work interfacing with contract manufacturing and development organizations
        • Experience developing GMP manufacturing processes for globally-regulated products, such as vaccines, biologics, or cell & gene therapies
        • Experience in authoring regulatory documents, including IND and BLA filingsAbout Us


          At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

          \"At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.\"

          There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies. Associated topics: antibody, biopharmaceutical, food, histologist, industrial hygienist, kinesiology, patient, pharmacometrics, therapy, trauma

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