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Associate Research Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #79649

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring an Associate Research Scientist, on a contract basis.

Job ID #: 79649

Work Location:
Seattle, WA – 100% on site

The Potency Group within Cell Therapy Analytical Development is responsible for potency assay development and functional characterization for cell therapy products. The Associate Scientist will assist in developing state-of-the art potency assays that support the company portfolio of preclinical and clinical-stage cell therapies. A basic understanding of the design and development of functional assays is preferred. Knowledge with T cell biology is also preferred. The role calls for close collaboration with potency team members to ensure development of high-quality functional assays.


  • 2 years of direct cell culture experience.
  • Prior experience with cGxP and/or assay development is preferred.
  • Prior experience working as a team member is preferred.


  • B.S. in biological science, immunology or related discipline with at least 2 years of relevant work experience or M.S. with 1 year of relevant work experience in T cell biology
  • Direct cell culture experience is required.
  • Technical experience with cell-based assay development is preferred.
  • Knowledge of cGxP requirements preferred.
  • Works predominantly within established procedures but is capable of recognizing potential problems and recommend/develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to work productively as a member of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for working with manager, intra-department teams, and cross-functional teams.
  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills to ensure thorough and timely documentation of experiments.


  • Assist in developments of fit-for-purpose potency and/or biological characterization assays for both early- or late-stage programs.
  • Works under minimal supervision for routine activities, such as experimental execution based on established protocols, data review and analysis.
  • Organize findings for effective and timely communication of data, draw appropriate conclusions and design next steps.
  • Maintain notebooks with detailed and timely documentation of protocols, study designs and results.
  • Responsible for setting up in vitro functional assays to measure T cell function.
  • Makes use of literature and organizational knowledge to solve/troubleshoot basic scientific development related problems.

Pay Range: $55-$57/hr

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