As part of BlueRock Therapeutics vision to change the future of medicine by enabling ground-breaking cell therapies, the candidate will be a key technical contributor of a dynamic and progressive team pioneering scaled somatic cell manufacturing processes utilizing state-of-the art culturing technology at increasing scales. The Scientist / Senior Scientist Neurobiology will lead a team of Researchers that develops pluripotent stem cell derived neuronal products, with an initial focus on the enteric nervous system. He/she will optimize the derivation of such cells for a scalable manufacturing process and develop in vitro and in vivo assays that can test the potency and function of such cells.
Develop and perform experiments to create and identify neuronal populations, such as cells of the enteric nervous system.
Liaise with in vivo team, assay and biomarker discovery as well as other functional team within BlueRock.
Supervise and manage a small team of scientists and researchers. Manage external research collaborations.
Prepare and manage Standard Operating Procedures.
Strategic input into the research direction by interaction with the Senior Director, Neurobiology.
Prepare and present hypotheses, on-going progress reports, technical reports and future plans.
Analyze and document experimental data in electronic laboratory notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company quality management system.
Support technology transfer of optimized cell manufacturing processes to cGMP-compliant manufacturing facilities within the company or to CMOs.
Attend and present corporate/scientific information at appropriate and relevant conferences and symposia.
Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence, integrity, urgency, partnerships with key stakeholders and continuous learning/improvements.
Perform additional duties to support the safe
and efficient operation of the laboratory, and other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. or M.D.
At least 2 years of post graduate experience, 5+ years preferred
Industry experience preferred
Strong publication record
Demonstrated ability to direct and motivate a team of researchers
Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment with minimum direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
Develops and maintains cross-functional working relationships and partnerships