Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) is a world leader in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine and is currently conducting two Phase 1/2 clinical trials using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells to treat blindness in the United States and Europe. ACT is a dynamic research company that empowers some of the most creative and talented minds in biotechnology. Our state of the art Marlborough, Massachusetts facility and dedication to our employees creates an environment of excitement and growth. We are seeking a highly motivated and intellectually Research Associate to join our research team.
Direction of Quality Control
ACT is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee the execution of routine assays, compiling reports and analyzing data related to raw material, in-process and final product release testing. Additional responsibilities include overseeing assay development activities, related performance testing and characterization studies for a series of unique stem cell banks and cell-based products to be used in preclinical studies and clinical trials. This individual will be responsible for the management of environmental monitoring and all aspects of QC for cGMP Manufacturing. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Manufacturing and Process Development.
Qualifications: Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Should have a minimum of 7 years commercial experience with cell-based therapies with an emphasis on quality control testing and assay development. Must be intimately familiar with cGMP regulations related to cell based products or biologics and have an advanced degree in a related life-science. Self-motivated and possess extremely good analytical and writing skills. Must be able to rapidly generate coherent SOPs, analyze data, plan, write and oversee the execution of validation studies. This individual will interact with other departments including research and manufacturing across all levels of the organization. The ability to lead teams and manage complex projects is required. Masters or Ph.D. with experience in stem cell biology preferred.
Scientist/Senior Scientist in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Research
The focus of ACT’s mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) program is to explore and develop the therapeutic utility of pluripotent stem cell-derived MSCs in treating a wide spectrum of disorders. We are looking for a scientist/senior scientist who has a PhD degree with 0-5 years of post-doctoral experience. The candidate should have direct working experiences in MSCs and a strong background in immunology with particular emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of autoimmune disorders. He/she will be working closely with a small group of scientists to develop pre-clinical models for testing MSC therapeutic utility. The candidate will also take part in evaluating MSC immunosuppressive functionality and mechanisms on a cellular/molecular level. Only those candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States will be considered.
ACT offers a competitive salary, stock options, and an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401K, and more.
Please, email resume with detailed description of research background and technical skills that meet the requirements, and a list of publications to: Careers@advancedcell.com.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.