Cell-Based Assay Associate / Senior Associate – Analytical Development 

Garuda Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing off-the-shelf human hematopoietic stem cell-based cellular therapies, is seeking a highly motivated associate / senior associate to join its growing team. The full-time role will be a key member of the analytical development team, focusing on developing, qualifying, and transferring assays for the release and characterization of gene-edited human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cells. Under the supervision of the Director of CMC Strategy and Product Development and working closely with the R&D Department, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of projects relevant to the core focus of the Garuda Tx. The position will be located in Natick, MA or Cambridge, MA.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and qualifying release and characterization assays for human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cells (e.g., cell count and viability, flow cytometry, hematopoietic stem cell potency assays, etc.)
  • Executing in vitro assays to support process development activities
  • Collaborating internally with Garuda team, train colleagues in new techniques and maintain relationships with external scientific partners

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in cell/molecular biology or related discipline 
  • Experience with cell culture and executing cell-based assays 
  • Knowledge of release assay qualification requirements
  • Demonstrated excellence in executing and analyzing experiments
  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and develop assay improvements
  • Attention to detail and careful record-keeping
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to write technical reports and protocols
  • Flexible team player excited to collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Highly self-motivated and flexibility in working schedule to accommodate weekend work if necessary
  • Authorized to legally work in US

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of relevant industry or academic experience
  • Experience with human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cell culture 

Please contact careers@garudatx.com to share your resume and learn more.