Scale Up Associate / Senior Associate – Process 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 process development team, focusing on scaling up pluripotent stem cell expansion and differentiation in bioreactors, as well as implementing closed-system cell processors (e.g., cell washers, magnetic separation instruments, etc.) into a clinical manufacturing process. Under the supervision of the Director of CMC Strategy and Product Development and working closely within 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:

  • Culturing human pluripotent stem cells in various conditions, aiming to scale up expansion and differentiation
  • Implementation of closed-system cell processing systems 
  • Executing well-controlled in vitro experiments to demonstrate technological feasibility and improvements for characterization of cell product and/or achieve proof-of-concept in animal models
  • Collaborating internally with Garuda team, train colleagues in new techniques and maintain relationships with external scientific partners

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in cell biology, engineering, or related discipline 
  • Experience with cell culture 
  • Demonstrated excellence in executing and analyzing experiments
  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and develop process 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 stem cell culture 
  • Experience with DOE and JMP

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