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Cell Therapy Development Scientist 1- South San Francisco

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
**Scientist I**

South San Francisco, CA

Direct Hire

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


**Position Overview**

The Drug Discovery group is a multidisciplinary group focused on leveraging immune medicine platform, TCR discovery cellular immunology capabilities, and technology developments to develop differentiated, transformative cellular therapeutics.

We are is seeking an accomplished, creative, and highly motivated scientist to join the newly formed Cell Therapy Development team in South San Francisco. The Cell Therapy Development team is responsible for state-of-the art cellular immunology laboratory process and assay development requirements to advance personalized T cell therapies targeting tumor neoantigens.

The individual will be a key contributor to process and product development efforts aimed at the selection of TCRs from patients. S/he will develop and execute novel cellular and molecular assays in a development setting, contribute to the implementation of an end-to-end TCR screening and characterization workflow, assay validations, and standardization of therapeutic grade TCRs in support of FDA filings, Phase I trials, and other technical studies.

**Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions**

+ Support cell therapy development activities for personalized TCR products working with molecular biology and bioinformatic scientists

+ Support tech transfer, development, qualification, implementation, and remediation of methods related to high-throughput IVT RNA synthesis and identification of antigen-specific T cells

+ Isolate and culture patient T cells and perform cell-based assays informing on TCR selection

+ Work collaboratively to support the development of real-time, patient-specific TCR screening process for a personalized TCR-based cell therapy product

+ Coordinate cross-functionally with R&D, Operations, and leadership to provide timely product development needs that inform infrastructure or resource requirements for fully personalized workflows

+ Author, review, and edit technical documents; e.g., SOPs and reports

+ Effectively prioritize experiments of varying size and scope and allocate resources appropriately to meet deadlines

+ Present findings to internal and external stakeholders

+ Be a source of expertise for cutting edge T cell technologies

+ Occasional weekend work may be required to support clinical studies

+ Maintain laboratory instruments, reagents, consumables, and other routine laboratory tasks as needed


+ Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or Master with >5 years or Bachelor with >10 years of experience


+ Strong background in immunology and cell biology including 2+ years' experience with human immune cell culture, immunoassays, and hands-on multi-parameter flow cytometry experience

+ Ability to maintain organized and detailed records.

+ Exceptional attention to detail and impeccable record-keeping skills

+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team



+ We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans and pay 90-100% of employee monthly premiums.


+ The ability to pay for work-related transit and parking expenses with pre-tax dollars.


+ 401(k) plan with match (traditional and ROTH plans available), company-paid short and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance.

**Mental Wellness**

+ Phone or face-to-face counseling sessions, legal and financial consultation for employees and their immediate family members.

**Time off**

+ 10 company paid holidays, sick and safe leave time, and generous time off plans for fulltime employees.

**Parental Leave**

+ 6 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents in addition to short term disability and the ability to use sick and vacation time.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2022-10-17

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