Research Associate I/II

Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•  Perform routine cellular biology techniques including  cell lines culture, plasmid/viral transfection, cell line generation and identification.
•  Manage inventory and shipments of required materials.
•  QC materials required for daily operations.
•  Maintain timely documentation of laboratory work.
•  Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•  BS or MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology or related fields.
•  0+ years of experience in a laboratory setting, preferably in a cellular biology laboratory
•  Mastery of cell culture/aseptic techniques is highly desirable, a quick learner can be considered.

Practical experience with flow cytometry, cell based functional assays and ELISA assays is a plus, but not required.

DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
•  Maintain a high degree of ethical standards and trustworthiness.
•  Effective organization and implementation of complex and group projects.
•  Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
•  Deal with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
•  Ability to be flexible and embrace change in work assignments.
•  Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
•  Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.

About Celllogicals LLC

Celllogicals LLC is a startup company resides in the Oregon near downtown Portland and OHSU. It is mainly funded by ProMab Biotechnologies, Inc., a leading biotech company on monoclonal antibody development, CAR-T products, research, and service, headquartered in the JOINN innovation park at Richmond, CA. The company has been the largest provider of CAR-T products and services to major industry and research customers.

Celllogicals LLC is teaming up with ProMab to develop conventional and next level off-the shelf CAR-T products and services, and planning to fully develop our healthcare formulation, a highly effective prototype product for curing personal limb and feet Infections by microbes, to commercial products for caring patients.

 

Logistics Specialist

Job Title: Logistics Specialist

Reporting Relationships: Production Engineer

Status: Full-Time

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8A – 5P

Department: Operations

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose

The primary function of the Logistics Specialist is to coordinate and perform all duties associated with shipping and receiving, including communication as needed between production, sales, and distribution stages to promote a healthy and efficient supply chain. They will also provide technical guidance, management, and oversight on a broad range of fiscal, operational, and administrative systems between Finance, Customer Care, Manufacturing, and Leadership.

Essential Functions:

 

·         Process and review incoming shipment materials before distribution, package outgoing product, and perform other logistics processes.

·         Reviewing purchase orders, shipping documents, and invoices to ensure accuracy.

·         Ensure that quality, quantity, customer satisfaction, and financial commitments are met.

·         Perform metrics reporting and data analysis tasks to identify issues and opportunities for process improvements.

·         Partner and communicate with vendors, suppliers, and customers.

·         Ensure timely and efficient movements of product within the facility.

·         Establish and maintain maximum and minimum consumables inventory levels.

·         Coordinate with in-house sales and production teams to promote accurate and timely processing of orders for customers.

·         Prepare structured, accurate, and effective reporting for upper management in a timely manner.

·         Continued knowledge of industry relevant laws, regulations, and ISO requirements.

·         Ensure the safe, clean, and efficient operation of the shipping/receiving department.

·         Maintain client and company confidentiality with a clear chain of custody for all outgoing and incoming products.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

·         Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, operations, logistics, business administration, transportation, or related field of study.

4+ years of experience in logistical operations with some management experience preferred.
Solid business acumen with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of supply chain management processes such as forecasting, materials requirements planning, and procurement
Ability to manage, coach, and provide training for direct reports.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and QuickBooks.
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage numerous tasks and track multiple processes to meet deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to work positively and effectively with other associates, customers, and vendors.
Excellent documentation practices and verbal communication skills
Exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Conscientious and responsible with a commitment to creating an open dialogue that allows for a high-trust work environment.
Working conditions

 

Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment
Physical Demands & Work Environment:

Use of computer, phone, office equipment
Ability to lift, bend, stand, and sit for long periods of time.
Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)
Sight Requirement
Long hours on a computer with typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)
Represent GBL in a professional manner (attire, speech, and grooming)
Driver’s License Required.
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Use of stairs required
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Senior Scientist

Job Title: Senior Staff Scientist

 

Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
Scientist must possess extensive knowledge and experience in the field of protein biochemistry. Must have start-to-finish Design of Experience (DOE) experience related to microarray and ELISA workflows. Scientist will design, mentor and execute on novel and existing applications to highlight unique Grace Bio-Labs technologies to meet the needs of the Research and Development.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Scientific expertise acquired over years in protein biochemistry and microarray field

·         Protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cellular biology in support of product integration, new product development/ introduction (NPD/ NPI), and existing products

·         Perform relevant experimentation in support of novel and existing products

·         Generate application data in support of novel and existing products

·         Must be able to clearly relay detailed scientific information both written and verbal

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams

·         Microarray printing to support commercial team, product development and/or customer specified requirements

·         Subject-matter expert in array printing and scanning instrumentation in order to utilize and

effectively troubleshoot equipment

·         Data-driven decision maker

·         Synthesis of probes as required

·         Prepare materials as required

·         Perform quality control on production materials as required

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Master’s with 10+ years of experience in microarray, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or related discipline

·         Ph.D. with 7+ years of experience in microarray, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or related discipline

·         Subject-matter expert in array printing and scanning instrumentation in order to utilize and

effectively troubleshoot equipment

·         Data-driven decision making

·         Detail oriented

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         Must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 25 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Quality Assurance Associate

Job Title:  Quality Assurance Associate

 

Reporting Relationships: Quality / Regulatory Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Hours: Flexible, On-Site

Department: Quality Assurance

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Associate is a Quality team member, working to monitor conformance to quality assurance standards and established organizational procedures. Responsible for supporting and evolving formal quality processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices. Work closely with all manufacturing functions to execute assigned responsibilities and drive improvements to the methodologies and processes employed by these functions. Responsible for (and may not be limited to) quality functions listed below and identifying improvement opportunities for these functions.

Essential Functions:

·         Coordinate supplier management process, documentation and regular updates to score cards.

·         Maintain document control processes and participate in revising Standard Operating Procedures.

·         Maintain training program.

·         Conduct nonconforming product inspections and facilitate disposition as needed.

·         Documentation review of batch records and quality certificates for product release in compliance to internal specifications.

·         Support quality activities such as deviations, CAPAs, RMAs, audits, validations and equipment qualifications.

·         Drive quality records and investigations to a defined point of completion/closure.

·         Report regularly on trends and high-priority quality events.

·         Coordinate product change and transfer processes.

·         Stay current with all Regulatory Standards (and/or any other quality standards that affect the company and its customers) and how they apply to Grace Bio-Labs, particularly those which directly deal with your responsibilities.

·         Maintain confidentiality for all customer records and correspondence.

·         Mentor GBL team members in the use of the quality software systems.

·         Work safely in office environments and laboratory spaces.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Must have 4 years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the quality field.

·         Four-year college degree preferred, two-year associates degree minimum.

·         Statistical processing and interpretation of data (preferred).

·         Safety and regulatory requirements for the position (preferred).

·         Use of business system software (proficient in MS Office).

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel (preferred).

·         Use of quality system software (preferred).

·         Ability to multi-task/prioritize in an efficient and organized manner.

·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude amid potentially high-stress situations.

·         Outstanding communication skills.

·         A keen eye for detail and a results-driven approach.

Working Conditions:

 

·         Work will take place in a shared office environment and in production spaces.

·         Specialized attire is required in environmentally controlled spaces including scrubs, lab coat, hair net and other protective clothing.

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Technical Sales Representative

Job Title:  Technical Sales & Support Representative

 

Reporting Relationships: Commercial Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: Commercial FLSA: Non Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
In this Customer Facing Role, the TSR will provide daily technical support to users by researching and answering questions regarding the GBL portfolio and applications; troubleshooting problems; maintaining strong relationships and identifying opportunities for future technology and partnerships.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Provides answers to clients by identifying problems; researching answers; guiding client through corrective steps.

·         Improves customer satisfaction by maintaining portfolio documentation in associated company systems.

·         Participates in development of client training programs by identifying learning issues or product knowledge challenges.

·         Accommodates client disabilities by recommending products, customs, modifications and techniques.

·         Improves Web performance by obtaining customer feedback, identifying problems; recommending changes.

·         Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining internal and external networks.

·         Manages and maintains customer and industry intelligence within our CRM system.

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
·         Bachelor degree in related Scientific discipline, Masters preferred

·         Demonstrated product knowledge of the GBL Portfolio

·         Proficient in the use and management of company systems

·         Must have strong customer relationship and communications skills (verbal and written)

 

Technical Support KPIs:
·         Turnaround time to inquires < 24 hrs

·         Identify new business opportunity – x per year

·         Maintain Web Product Page quality – improving x content per year

·         Maintain CRM Customer Data – 100%

·         Provide monthly “field intel report” – or the like….

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment: (remove the areas that are not needed)

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Long hours on a computer with typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Typing rate of 60wpm or better

·         Walk between buildings (exterior movement)

·         Able to lift 50 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

 

 

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Production Chemist

Job Title:  Production Chemist

 

Reporting Relationships: Manufacturing Leader

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Hours: Flexible

Department: Manufacturing/Operations

FLSA: Non-Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose: The Production Chemist will produce quality products in a diverse product line for protein microarray applications using automated equipment and/or hand tools according to standard operating procedures. Responsible for the formulation of buffers, polymers, and other reagents, and perform coating and QC testing on various nitrocellulose film slides. Understand the chemistry behind the coating and usage of nitrocellulose coated slides and plates.  Effectively track and complete productions using written documentation and computer programs to record all production processes.
 

Essential Functions:
·         Support production of manufactured parts for biomedical devices, including formulation of buffers, polymers, reagents, and nitrocellulose coated slides

·         Work alongside production specialists to maintain an aggressive production schedule

·         Assist in identifying new processes and equipment needs to improve efficiency and profitability

·         Train Production Specialists and new Chemists in processes, procedures, and documentation

·         Execute all functions under strict quality guidelines

·         Perform QC testing on nitrocellulose film slides, buffers, and reagents to assure continuous quality

·         Staging of raw materials and formulation of reagent bulks or constituents

·         Monitor inventory of raw materials to support timely and efficient production

·         Maintaining detailed device history records and maintaining training logs

·         Ensure proper transportation, handling, and disposal of hazardous, biohazardous and/or infectious substances

·         Operation and calibration of all general lab equipment

·         Equipment set up, operation, cleaning, and maintenance for lab equipment

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

·         Understanding the source of products and associated chemical and biosafety hazards

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Minimum B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar

·         2 years of experience in manufacturing environment preferred

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office

·         Proficiency in mathematical skills

·         Excellent documentation practices and communication skills

·         Must be able to read, understand, and comply with step-by-step instructions in English

·         Can work in an independent and organized manner to maintain segregation of orders and materials

·         Must be able to function as a member of a high achieving team

·         Able to maintain a positive attitude amid potentially high-stress situations

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared production space in a typical production environment, including environmentally controlled laboratories

·         Use of computer, automated equipment, and hand tools

·         Specialized attire is required, including scrubs, lab coat, hair net, and other protective clothing

·         Occasional extended periods of standing and/or sitting

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Use of manufacturing equipment including electronic field generators

·         Occasionally long hours on a computer, typing and data entry (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Excellent vision and fine motor control

·         Ability to properly lift up to 50 pounds

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Use of stairs required

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Scientist, Cell Culture

Job Title: Scientist, Cell Culture

 

Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
The Scientist, Cell Culture will serve as a lead for all cell culture projects. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with other members of the R&D team to ensure successful customer project outcomes. This highly motivated individual will plan, perform, report, present and trouble- shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager. Summarize and organize experimental data. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products including product information, manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Design and conduct complex experiments independently with scientific rationale

·         Participate in study execution and perform cell culture laboratory work

·         Immunohistochemistry assay development work

·         Analyze experimental data

·         Draft interim and final project reports

·         Identify and bring up project risks (critical path items, technical issues, etc.)

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to support product development and quality control deliverables

·         Present study results internally and externally

·         Proactively share own experience and standard methodologies with team members. Provide timely feedback to others

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Bachelor’s with 5+ years OR Master’s with 2+ years of experience in cell line development, cell culture process development and/or manufacturing within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.

·         Direct experience in cell culture and knowledge of upstream bioprocessing.

·         Proficiency in core cell culture techniques.

·         Design of Experiments (DoE) experience and proven skills in statistical design and analysis.

·         Strong scientific writing skills and ability to communicate in a professional manner.

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

·         Cell Culture work will be in a BSL II/III laboratory environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         High-volume cell culture and immunoassay development, must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 25 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Microarray Application Scientist

Job Title: ApplicationScientist

 

Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
The Application scientist will plan, perform, report, present and trouble-shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager.  They will summarize and organize experimental data using their background in life sciences, cell biology/culture and biochemistry experience to meet the needs of the Research and Development team. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products. In addition, this position will focus on the research and development of novel protein array and antibody array technologies and products. Provide product information, including manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Microarray immunoassay development

·         Prepare materials as required

·         Perform quality control on production material.

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to support product development and quality control deliverables

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Bachelor’s with 5+ years of experience in biology, chemistry, or related discipline OR

·         Master’s with 2+ years of experience in biology, chemistry, or related discipline

·         Background in assay and technology development

·         Experience in cell culture and biology science preferred

·         Proven track record of troubleshooting and resolving issues at the interface of assays and instrumentation

·         Background in documentation and validation test planning and writing

·         Excellent quantitative analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex data sets and prepare summative reports

·         Proven ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment

·         Experience in the development and testing of complex biomedical products

·         Demonstrated ability in taking ownership of validation testing responsibilities with minimal supervision and guidance

·         Data-driven decision making

·         Detail oriented

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         High-volume microarray and immunoassay development, must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 50 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Quality Assurance Associate

Job Title:  Quality Assurance Associate

 

Reporting Relationships: Quality / Regulatory Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Hours: Flexible, On-Site

Department: Quality Assurance

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Associate is a Quality team member, working to monitor conformance to quality assurance standards and established organizational procedures. Responsible for supporting and evolving formal quality processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices. Work closely with all manufacturing functions to execute assigned responsibilities and drive improvements to the methodologies and processes employed by these functions. Responsible for (and may not be limited to) quality functions listed below and identifying improvement opportunities for these functions.

Essential Functions:

·         Coordinate supplier management process, documentation and regular updates to score cards.

·         Maintain document control processes and participate in revising Standard Operating Procedures.

·         Maintain training program.

·         Conduct nonconforming product inspections and facilitate disposition as needed.

·         Documentation review of batch records and quality certificates for product release in compliance to internal specifications.

·         Support quality activities such as deviations, CAPAs, RMAs, audits, validations and equipment qualifications.

·         Drive quality records and investigations to a defined point of completion/closure.

·         Report regularly on trends and high-priority quality events.

·         Coordinate product change and transfer processes.

·         Stay current with all Regulatory Standards (and/or any other quality standards that affect the company and its customers) and how they apply to Grace Bio-Labs, particularly those which directly deal with your responsibilities.

·         Maintain confidentiality for all customer records and correspondence.

·         Mentor GBL team members in the use of the quality software systems.

·         Work safely in office environments and laboratory spaces.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Must have 4 years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the quality field.

·         Four-year college degree preferred, two-year associates degree minimum.

·         Statistical processing and interpretation of data (preferred).

·         Safety and regulatory requirements for the position (preferred).

·         Use of business system software (proficient in MS Office).

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel (preferred).

·         Use of quality system software (preferred).

·         Ability to multi-task/prioritize in an efficient and organized manner.

·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude amid potentially high-stress situations.

·         Outstanding communication skills.

·         A keen eye for detail and a results-driven approach.

Working Conditions:

 

·         Work will take place in a shared office environment and in production spaces.

·         Specialized attire is required in environmentally controlled spaces including scrubs, lab coat, hair net and other protective clothing.

 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Research Scientist

Nzumbe is a life sciences company focused on epigenetic dysregulation in disease development. We leverage our expertise in epigenetics to develop innovative drug discovery platforms and novel therapeutic strategies to target epigenetic changes in disease.

As a Research Scientist/Postdoc, you will be part of a small, fast-paced and dynamic team. The primary focus of this position is to work on the development and commercialization of unique therapeutic strategies and in vitro assays applicable to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders. This position seeks an individual who is a self-starter and finds reward in solving technical and intellectual problems while contributing to the advancement of technologies that have potential to yield insight into complex human disease. Beyond the competitive pay and excellent benefits, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement given the small and dynamic nature of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, perform and analyze experiments that advance technologies in the development pipeline.
  • Contribute to strategic validation and development of technologies that identify and therapeutically target epigenetic factors underlying disease.
  • Supervisory responsibilities for laboratory technical staff working on related projects.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate lab records.
  • Contribute to progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • Confer with other scientific personnel; attend seminars and technical meetings.

Essential Qualification/Skill Sets:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience or related area of study
  • Work experience in a scientific research laboratory
  • Drive to make meaningful contributions
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Accurate bench work, record keeping, data interpretation
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and manage high production volume
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Bonus Skills/Experience:

  • Cell culture
  • Experience w/ human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) & neural progenitor cells (NPCs)
  • Molecular cloning
  • Bioinformatics (high-throughput sequencing analysis)
  • High-throughput assay development (e.g. luciferase assays)
  • Experience working with mice

Nzumbe offers an entrepreneurial work environment. We value and reward excellence, contribution, and creativity in our efforts to achieve our mission. We strive to seek the best in people and implement innovative, effective strategies.

Nzumbe is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an excellent compensation package that includes comprehensive benefits, and a relaxed environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

Send letter of interest and CV/resume with RESEARCH SCIENTIST in the subject line to info@nzumbeinc.com.

Research Technician

Nzumbe is a life sciences company focused on epigenetic dysregulation in disease development. We leverage our expertise in epigenetics to develop innovative drug discovery platforms and novel therapeutic strategies to target epigenetic changes in disease.

As a Research Technician, you will be part of a small, fast-paced and dynamic team. The primary focus of this position is to work on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutic strategies and unique in vitro assays applicable to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders. This position seeks an individual who is a self-starter and finds reward in solving technical and intellectual problems while contributing to the advancement of technologies that have potential to yield insight into complex human disease. Beyond the competitive pay and excellent benefits, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement given the small and dynamic nature of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, stocks, cultures and cell lines.
  • Operate laboratory instruments (e.g. centrifuges, plate readers, PCR thermal cyclers).
  • Perform chemical or biological analyses following written protocols.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate lab records.
  • Conduct routine tasks such as lab inventory and ordering.
  • Conduct experimental protocols with minimal instruction.
  • Contribute to progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • Confer with other scientific personnel; attend seminars and technical meetings.

Essential Qualification/Skill Sets:

  • BS/BA in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related area of study
  • Work experience in a scientific research laboratory
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Accurate bench work, record keeping, data interpretation
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and manage high production volume
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Bonus Skills/Experience:

  • Cell culture
  • Experience w/ human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) & neural progenitor cells (NPCs)
  • Molecular cloning
  • Bioinformatics (high-throughput sequencing analysis)
  • High-throughput assay development (e.g. luciferase assays)
  • Experience working with mice.

Nzumbe offers an entrepreneurial work environment. We value and reward excellence, contribution, and creativity in our efforts to achieve our mission. We strive to seek the best in people and implement innovative, effective strategies.

Nzumbe is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an excellent compensation package that includes comprehensive benefits, and a relaxed environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

Send letter of interest and CV/resume with RESEARCH TECHNICIAN in the subject line to info@nzumbeinc.com.

Quality Assurance Associate

Job Title:  Quality Assurance Associate

 

Reporting Relationships: Quality / Regulatory Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Hours: Flexible, On-Site

Department: Quality Assurance

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Associate is a Quality team member, working to monitor conformance to quality assurance standards and established organizational procedures. Responsible for supporting and evolving formal quality processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices. Work closely with all manufacturing functions to execute assigned responsibilities and drive improvements to the methodologies and processes employed by these functions. Responsible for (and may not be limited to) quality functions listed below and identifying improvement opportunities for these functions.

Essential Functions:

·         Coordinate supplier management process, documentation and regular updates to score cards.

·         Maintain document control processes and participate in revising Standard Operating Procedures.

·         Maintain training program.

·         Conduct nonconforming product inspections and facilitate disposition as needed.

·         Documentation review of batch records and quality certificates for product release in compliance to internal specifications.

·         Support quality activities such as deviations, CAPAs, RMAs, audits, validations and equipment qualifications.

·         Drive quality records and investigations to a defined point of completion/closure.

·         Report regularly on trends and high-priority quality events.

·         Coordinate product change and transfer processes.

·         Stay current with all Regulatory Standards (and/or any other quality standards that affect the company and its customers) and how they apply to Grace Bio-Labs, particularly those which directly deal with your responsibilities.

·         Maintain confidentiality for all customer records and correspondence.

·         Mentor GBL team members in the use of the quality software systems.

·         Work safely in office environments and laboratory spaces.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others.

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Must have 4 years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the quality field.

·         Four-year college degree preferred, two-year associates degree minimum.

·         Statistical processing and interpretation of data (preferred).

·         Safety and regulatory requirements for the position (preferred).

·         Use of business system software (proficient in MS Office).

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel (preferred).

·         Use of quality system software (preferred).

·         Ability to multi-task/prioritize in an efficient and organized manner.

·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude amid potentially high-stress situations.

·         Outstanding communication skills.

·         A keen eye for detail and a results-driven approach.

Working Conditions:

 

·         Work will take place in a shared office environment and in production spaces.

·         Specialized attire is required in environmentally controlled spaces including scrubs, lab coat, hair net and other protective clothing.

Scientist, Cell Culture

Job Title: Scientist, Cell Culture

 

Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
The Scientist, Cell Culture will serve as a lead for all cell culture projects. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with other members of the R&D team to ensure successful customer project outcomes. This highly motivated individual will plan, perform, report, present and trouble- shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager. Summarize and organize experimental data. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products including product information, manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Design and conduct complex experiments independently with scientific rationale

·         Participate in study execution and perform cell culture laboratory work

·         Immunohistochemistry assay development work

·         Analyze experimental data

·         Draft interim and final project reports

·         Identify and bring up project risks (critical path items, technical issues, etc.)

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to support product development and quality control deliverables

·         Present study results internally and externally

·         Proactively share own experience and standard methodologies with team members. Provide timely feedback to others

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Bachelor’s with 5+ years OR Master’s with 2+ years of experience in cell line development, cell culture process development and/or manufacturing within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.

·         Direct experience in cell culture and knowledge of upstream bioprocessing.

·         Proficiency in core cell culture techniques.

·         Design of Experiments (DoE) experience and proven skills in statistical design and analysis.

·         Strong scientific writing skills and ability to communicate in a professional manner.

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

·         Cell Culture work will be in a BSL II/III laboratory environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         High-volume cell culture and immunoassay development, must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 25 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

Application Scientist

Job Title: ApplicationScientist

 

Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt

 

Job Summary & Purpose:
The Application scientist will plan, perform, report, present and trouble-shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager.  They will summarize and organize experimental data using their background in life sciences, cell biology/culture and biochemistry experience to meet the needs of the Research and Development team. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products. In addition, this position will focus on the research and development of novel protein array and antibody array technologies and products. Provide product information, including manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.

 

Essential Functions:
·         Microarray immunoassay development

·         Prepare materials as required

·         Perform quality control on production material.

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to support product development and quality control deliverables

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols.

·         Communicate effectively and work well with others

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience

 

·         Bachelor’s with 5+ years of experience in biology, chemistry, or related discipline OR

·         Master’s with 2+ years of experience in biology, chemistry, or related discipline

·         Background in assay and technology development

·         Experience in cell culture and biology science preferred

·         Proven track record of troubleshooting and resolving issues at the interface of assays and instrumentation

·         Background in documentation and validation test planning and writing

·         Excellent quantitative analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex data sets and prepare summative reports

·         Proven ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment

·         Experience in the development and testing of complex biomedical products

·         Demonstrated ability in taking ownership of validation testing responsibilities with minimal supervision and guidance

·         Data-driven decision making

·         Detail oriented

 

Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         High-volume microarray and immunoassay development, must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 50 pounds

·         Use of stairs required

Assistant/Associate Scientist

Sirona Dx is a technical CRO, in Portland Oregon founded to accelerate the pace of immunotherapy and targeted therapy development. While we invest in the development of technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our team. We are looking to fill Full Time Assistant and Associate Scientist positions. These positions offer flexible hours and a rewarding work environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Executes experiments, PCR and qPCR testing protocols and studies under protocols or the outlined direction of more senior R&D personnel.
Operate a variety of instruments and scientific platforms.
Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; keep detailed and accurate laboratory records; tabulate data, perform calculations, prepare charts, graphs, reports and manuscripts. *
Formulates reagents and developmental work in processes following CLIA laboratory practices as may be appropriate.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to learn new methods quickly, to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint)
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Other duties may be assigned by supervisor.
Education and/or Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Molecular Biology / Biochemistry / Immunology or similar discipline involving training in basic biology and chemistry.
·       3-5 years molecular and cellular biology or closely related discipline experience (PCR and qPCR testing are essential).

Understanding of working in a CLIA lab environment.
Histology lab experience is a plus.

Silica Coating Technician

Silica-coating technician (10-20 hours/ week):
StoneStable is a pioneer in using Silica technology to deactivate virii with potential applications in vaccines and is founded by PSU Professor Ken Stedman. StoneStable is located at the OTRADI on South Waterfront.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry or Associates degree in Biotechnology with at least 2 years of experience in a research or diagnostic laboratory.

Essential Experiences:
Experience with basic chemical reactions, including titration, working with organic chemicals, acids and bases.
Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques
Demonstrated ability to follow complicated protocols
Ability to work in a team with minimal day to day supervision.
Keep rigorous electronic laboratory notebook.
Good oral and written communication skills

Preferable:
Experience with silica-nanoparticles.
Experience with DLS, Nanoparticle tracking systems, TRPS.

Senior/Principal Scientist, Downstream Process Development

Absci is the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins. We translate ideas into drugs with a platform technology that reinvents the biopharmaceutical drug discovery process. We custom engineer E. coli to create novel complex biologics in their full-length format while simultaneously developing production cell lines. We are deploying cutting edge deep learning artificial intelligence to inform our designs, and every day we succeed in achieving things others have dismissed as impossible. Our collaborations with pharma and biotech partners include programs for drug candidates that range across multiple protein types and therapeutic indications. We are continually innovating and expanding the scope of our capabilities and potential impact with the hope of getting better drugs to patients at truly unprecedented speeds. We are based in Vancouver, Washington, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon within an hour of world class alpine terrain and rugged Pacific coastlines.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, passionate, and accomplished Senior Scientist to join our Purification team. You will play an impactful role in downstream process development of therapeutic proteins expressed using SoluPro™, Absci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. Leveraging your background and understanding of the modern DSP process toolbox, assay development, and high-throughput screening/chromatography technologies, you will develop and optimize purification processes to assure the final, purified material meets project deliverables. This position requires strong attention-to-detail and collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams within Absci, including Strain Construction, Fermentation, Analytical Development, and Data Science. Adding to the high-performance culture, your passion for scientific innovation, excellent technical skills, and initiative will make you successful in Absci’s brand new lab!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop downstream processes for large molecules including new biological entities and biosimilars
  • Identify key project challenges, effect creative solutions to advance project timelines
  • Operation, maintenance, and installation of instrumentation (e.g. AKTA, homogenizers, etc.)
  • Execute laboratory scale chromatography using associated instrumentation, (e.g. AKTA, FPLC, etc.), and downstream processes (e.g. buffer preparation, cell lysis/homogenization, TFF, filtration, etc.)
  • Write and review formal reports, includingSOPs and other technical documents
  • Capitalize on unique advantages of the SoluPro® host strain to innovate patentable process development and characterization technologies
  • Evaluate new technologies and implement high-throughput process development solutions

Qualifications:

  • PhD with 4+ years or MS with 6+ years of industry experience in process development
  • Industry experience developing downstream processes and performing tech transfer for biologics
  • Experience interpreting results from standard analytical techniques to assess product purity and clearance of process and product-related impurities
  • Proven expertise in statistical data analysis and Design of Experiment (DoE) applied in an industrial, biopharmaceutical environment
  • Proficient in software packages such as LIMS, ELNs (electronic lab notebooks), UNICORN, JMP, etc.
  • Can-do mind-set and the ability to adapt to change with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Passion for building a creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and determined to make a transformative impact to our industry
  • Demonstrated track record of working on teams cross-functionally to exceed goals

HUGE Plus (but not required):

  • Knowledge of cGMP, FDA, EMA, ICH guidances and industry standards for DSPD of biotherapeutic proteins to support clinical manufacturing
  • Expertise in statistical data analysis and Design of Experiment (DoE)
  • Experience mentoring and inspiring junior team members

We seek candidates who will dive into our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

Absci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, breakfast and lunch, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment – bring your pup along for the ride.

Scientist I/II, Downstream Process Development

Absci is the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins. We translate ideas into drugs with a platform technology that reinvents the biopharmaceutical drug discovery process. We custom engineer E. coli to create novel complex biologics in their full-length format while simultaneously developing production cell lines. We are deploying cutting edge deep learning artificial intelligence to inform our designs, and every day we succeed in achieving things others have dismissed as impossible. Our collaborations with pharma and biotech partners include programs for drug candidates that range across multiple protein types and therapeutic indications. We are continually innovating and expanding the scope of our capabilities and potential impact with the hope of getting better drugs to patients at truly unprecedented speeds. We are based in Vancouver, Washington, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon within an hour of world class alpine terrain and rugged Pacific coastlines.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, passionate, and accomplished Scientist to join our Purification team. You will play a significant role in downstream process development of therapeutic proteins expressed using SoluPro™, Absci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. You will leverage your background and understanding of the modern DSP process toolbox, assay development, and high-throughput screening/chromatography technologies to develop and optimize purification processes to assure the final, purified material meets project deliverables. This position requires strong attention-to-detail and collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams within Absci, including Strain Construction, Fermentation, Analytical Development, and Data Science. You work with a sense of urgency and thrive in a dynamic team in a high-performance culture. Your passion for scientific innovation, excellent technical skills, and initiative in the lab will make you successful in Absci’s brand new lab!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop downstream processes for large molecules including new biological entities and biosimilars
  • Identify key project challenges, effect creative solutions to advance project timelines
  • Operation, maintenance, and installation  of ¥ instrumentation (e.g. AKTA, homogenizers, etc.)
  • Execute laboratory scale chromatography using associated instrumentation, (e.g. AKTA, FPLC, etc.), and downstream processes (e.g. buffer preparation, cell lysis/homogenization, TFF, filtration, etc.)
  • Write and review reports, includingSOPs and other technical documents

Qualifications:

  • PhD with 1+ years, MS with 4+ years or BS with 6+ years of industry experience in process development
  • Industry experience developing downstream processes for biologics
  • Experience performing and interpreting results from standard analytical techniques to assess product purity and clearance of process and product-related impurities
  • Proficient in software packages such as LIMS, ELNs (electronic lab notebooks), UNICORN, JMP, etc.
  • Can-do mind-set and the ability to adapt to change with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Passion for building a creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and determined to make a transformative impact to our industry
  • Demonstrated track record of working on teams cross-functionally to exceed goals

HUGE Plus (but not required):

  • Knowledge of cGMP, FDA, EMA, ICH guidances and industry standards for DSPD of biotherapeutic proteins to support clinical manufacturing
  • Proficient in statistical data analysis and Design of Experiment (DoE)
  • Experience evaluating new technologies and implementing high-throughput process development solutions

We seek candidates who will dive into our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

Absci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, breakfast and lunch, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment – bring your pup along for the ride.

Scientist I/II Analytical Development (Separations or ELISA)

Absci is the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins. We translate ideas into drugs with a platform technology that reinvents the biopharmaceutical drug discovery process. We custom engineer E. coli to create novel complex biologics in their full-length format while simultaneously developing production cell lines. We are deploying cutting edge deep learning artificial intelligence to inform our designs, and every day we succeed in achieving things others have dismissed as impossible. Our collaborations with pharma and biotech partners include programs for drug candidates that range across multiple protein types and therapeutic indications. We are continually innovating and expanding the scope of our capabilities and potential impact with the hope of getting better drugs to patients at truly unprecedented speeds. We are based in Vancouver, Washington, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon within an hour of world class alpine terrain and rugged Pacific coastlines.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, passionate, and accomplished Scientist to join our Analytical Development team. You will play a significant role in analytical method development and characterization of therapeutic proteins expressed using SoluPro™, Absci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. You will explore new and innovative technologies, oversee the routine instrument operation and maintenance, and train and mentor  junior personnel and personnel from other teams. The responsibilities of this role will utilize your interpersonal and strong written and verbal communication skills for multi-disciplinary collaboration with the other teams within Absci, including Strain Construction, High-Throughput Screening, Fermentation, Purification, and Data Sciences. You bring a passion for scientific innovation, excellent technical skills, and you execute your responsibilities with high attention to detail and a sense of urgency. You thrive in a team dynamic in a high-performance culture.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute laboratory tasks to support the development, optimization, and sample analysis of complex biologics by various chromatographic and electrophoretic separations techniques such as LC (e.g. LC-UV, SEC, IEX, etc.) and CE-SDS, including associated sample preparation techniques (e.g. desalting, sample concentration, protein denaturation or oxidation, etc.)
  • Operation, maintenance, and installation of sophisticated chromatography instrumentation (e.g. HPLC, CE, etc.)
  • Write and review formal reports, including method SOPs, reports, and other technical documents
  • Evaluate data for trends indicative of product performance, method performance, and/or analyst performance and present internally to team members and senior management
  • Evaluate new technologies and platforms
  • Use of software packages such as LIMS, ELNs (electronic lab notebooks), EMPOWER, JMP, etc.
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire junior team members
  • Support internal technical teams, including R&D, fermentation and purification process development teams
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all work in laboratory notebooks

Qualifications

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related scientific discipline degree with 0 – 2 years of industry or post-doc experience, or Master’s with equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in method development, testing, and qualifications/ validations
  • Comprehensive hands-on knowledge of protein analytics and characterization, including LC (e.g. LC-UV, SEC, IEX, etc.) and CE-SDS OR knowledge of immunoassay methods for quantification, impurity detection and potency determination of protein samples, including ELISA, BLI and SPR
  • Experience in relevant sample preparation techniques including desalting, buffer exchange, proteolytic digestion, deglycosylation, reduction, alkylation, etc.
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of associated instrumentation
  • Ability to design and execute experiments; review and interpret data
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in using software packages such as LIMS, ELNs (electronic lab notebooks), EMPOWER, SoftMax Pro, JMP, etc., is preferred

Huge plus (but not required):

  • Post-Doc and/or industry experience
  • Previous experience with automation and high-throughput screening
  • Previous experience in the analysis of ADCs is a plus
  • Experience in using software packages such as LIMS, ELNs (electronic lab notebooks), EMPOWER, JMP, etc.

We seek candidates who will dive into our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

Absci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, breakfast and lunch, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment – bring your pup along for the ride.

Technical Sales & Support Rep

In this Customer Facing Role, the TSR will provide daily technical support to users by researching and answering questions regarding the GBL portfolio and applications; troubleshooting problems; maintaining strong relationships and identifying opportunities for future technology and partnerships.

Commercial Manager

Under the direction of Executive Management the Commercial Manager will manage the short and long-term product lifecycle roadmap according to business strategy to include evaluation of technology, price elasticity, portfolio  health, marketing channels and competitiveness.

Executive Assistant

The Scientist, Cell Culture will serve as a lead for all cell culture projects. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with other members of the R&D team to ensure successful customer project outcomes. This highly motivated individual will plan, perform, report, present and trouble- shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager. Summarize and organize experimental data. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products including product information, manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.

 

Research Scientist/Postdoc

Nzumbe is a life sciences company focused on epigenetic dysregulation in disease development. We leverage our expertise in epigenetics to develop innovative drug discovery platforms and novel therapeutic strategies to target epigenetic changes in disease.

As a Research Scientist/Postdoc, you will be part of a small, fast-paced and dynamic team. The primary focus of this position is to work on the development and commercialization of unique therapeutic strategies and in vitro assays applicable to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders. This position seeks an individual who is a self-starter and finds reward in solving technical and intellectual problems while contributing to the advancement of technologies that have potential to yield insight into complex human disease. Beyond the competitive pay and excellent benefits, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement given the small and dynamic nature of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, perform and analyze experiments that advance technologies in the development pipeline
  • Contribute to strategic validation and development of technologies that identify and therapeutically target epigenetic factors underlying disease
  • Supervisory responsibilities for laboratory technical staff working on related projects
  • Maintain thorough and accurate lab records.
  • Contribute to progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • Confer with other scientific personnel; attend seminars and technical meetings.

Essential Qualification/Skill Sets:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience or related area of study
  • Work experience in a scientific research laboratory
  • Drive to make meaningful contributions
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Accurate bench work, record keeping, data interpretation
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and manage high production volume
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Bonus Skills/Experience:

  • Cell culture
  • Experience w/ human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) & neural progenitor cells (NPCs)
  • Molecular cloning
  • High-throughput assay development (e.g. luciferase assays)
  • Experience working with mice.

Nzumbe offers an entrepreneurial work environment. We value and reward excellence, contribution, and creativity in our efforts to achieve our mission. We strive to seek the best in people and implement innovative, effective strategies.

Nzumbe is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an excellent compensation package that includes comprehensive benefits, and a relaxed environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

Send letter of interest and CV/resume with RESEARCH SCIENTIST in the subject line, to info@nzumbeinc.com.

Research Technician

Nzumbe is a life sciences company focused on epigenetic dysregulation in disease development. We leverage our expertise in epigenetics to develop innovative drug discovery platforms and novel therapeutic strategies to target epigenetic changes in disease.

As a Research Technician, you will be part of a small, fast-paced and dynamic team. The primary focus of this position is to work on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutic strategies and unique in vitro assays applicable to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders. This position seeks an individual who is a self-starter and finds reward in solving technical and intellectual problems while contributing to the advancement of technologies that have potential to yield insight into complex human disease. Beyond the competitive pay and excellent benefits, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement given the small and dynamic nature of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, stocks, cultures and cell lines.
  • Operate laboratory instruments (e.g. centrifuges, plate readers, PCR thermal cyclers).
  • Perform chemical or biological analyses following written protocols.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate lab records.
  • Conduct routine tasks such as lab inventory and ordering.
  • Conduct experimental protocols with minimal instruction.
  • Contribute to progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • Confer with other scientific personnel; attend seminars and technical meetings.

Essential Qualification/Skill Sets:

  • BS/BA in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related area of study
  • Work experience in a scientific research laboratory
  • Strong analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Accurate bench work, record keeping, data interpretation
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and manage high production volume
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Bonus Skills/Experience:

  • Cell culture
  • Experience w/ human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) & neural progenitor cells (NPCs)
  • Molecular cloning
  • High-throughput assay development (e.g. luciferase assays)
  • Experience working with mice.

Nzumbe offers an entrepreneurial work environment. We value and reward excellence, contribution, and creativity in our efforts to achieve our mission. We strive to seek the best in people and implement innovative, effective strategies.

Nzumbe is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an excellent compensation package that includes comprehensive benefits, and a relaxed environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

Send letter of interest and CV/resume with RESEARCH TECHNICIAN in the subject line, to info@nzumbeinc.com.