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Associate Scientist, Cell Line Engineering



Job Location

9310 Athena Circle
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States

Job Description


This role will be responsible for designing, performing, analyzing, and documenting experiments to support multiple R&D endeavors and will work closely to assist scientists & engineers to develop and test new experimental hypotheses and technical workflows. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully developing molecular tools with experimental biologists and bioinformaticians. This role will be a technical lead that coordinates day-to-day research efforts of several research associates.


Job Responsibilities

  • Independently design and execute cell engineering experiments

  • Perform cell-based screening methods and analyze high-throughput data

  • Interface with team members on planning and designing experiments

  • Develop and implement protocols and procedures based on experimental data

  • Ensure documentation and data management practices are followed, reviewing documentation

  • Support the research team with independent literature reviews

  • Assist with organizing and streamlining work activities, including:

    • Ensuring adequate and appropriate inventory of materials and supplies

    • Ensuring equipment is appropriately maintained and calibrated



  • Bachelors (BS) with 6+ years, or Masters (MS) with 4+ years in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or molecular/cellular biology or related field.

  • Experience in working in an analytical development / process analytics setting

  • Familiar with strict adherence to established SOP’s

  • Strong desire to learn multiple techniques and willingness to provide support as required

  • Significant attention to detail and accuracy in following protocols

  • Demonstrated ability to be highly productive in a fluid, fast-paced and teamwork environment

  • Applying scientific principles and concepts to potential innovative platforms and disruptive technologies

  • Strong cell culture skills with fundamental understanding of viral production biology

  • Experience with experimental design, data analysis and organization

  • The candidate should be a self-starter and team player who can balance the needs of an entrepreneurial environment with the requirements of a GMP environment


Preferred Experience

  • Pre-clinical R&D for a cell or gene therapy product or technology

  • Ability to use single cell phenotyping (e.g. flow cytometry / FACS-based analysis)

  • Hands-on lab knowledge and experience with current and next-gen genome engineering and sequencing technologies

  • Knowledge of and experience with molecular biology and/or synthetic biology experimental approaches

  • Working knowledge of current and next-gen automation systems, bioinformatics, and machine learning as related to biology

  • Demonstrated experience with platform development across multiple operating environments: bleeding edge R&D, process development, and regulated biomanufacturing facilities

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, successfully integrate, and apply scientific and intellectual property literature, research data and technical input to meet program goals

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with colleagues & partners across a range of technical backgrounds, expertise, and geographic location

About Our Organization

RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.) is a first-of-its-kind manufacturing and technology company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines and protecting biopharmaceutical supply chains against disruption. Founded in 2020, the company is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the medicines of today and tomorrow can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. RESILIENCE will offer the highest quality and regulatory capabilities, and flexible and adaptive facilities to serve partners of all sizes. By continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development, RESILIENCE frees partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients’ lives.

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