Associate Scientist, Technical Operations – US

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Job Description

The purpose of this role is to support technical work, processes and development with Ori customers.  In this role, the Associate Scientist will directly provide support for customers by performing training and instrument demonstrations, executing process development experiments, and generating protocols and reports.

The job includes a mix of laboratory work in NJ/PA area (75%) and remote working (25%).

Key Responsibilities

  • Support laboratory-based development activities across a range of projects and clients
  • Basic laboratory maintenance and organization, including materials inventory
  • Progression of research- based manufacturing processes to scalable clinical manufacturing protocols that become suitable for commercial use by incorporating Ori technology
  • Support technology transfer to customers, through instrument setup/IQOQ, customer trainings/demonstrations, troubleshooting exercises, and process development experiments
  • Work with a range of cell-based techniques and engineering techniques including cell culture, cell counts, flow cytometry, ELISA, qPCR
  • Work with third party vendors for additional services (mycoplasma, sterility, endotoxin)
  • Provide support and feedback to product design and development activities
  • Develop SOPs, protocols, and reports
  • Evaluate new technologies, through lab work, for product fit within the market
  • Complete stock management of Ori Biotechs Laboratory
  • Work with customers and support the Ori Development Team in evolving the Ori platform to scaled out operations and full automation
  • Provide specialist technical, process and manufacturing advice and support to the customer facing sales and account management teams acting as a Subject Matter Expert, where appropriate
  • Support the generation of technical materials in collaboration with global team and customers to promote and position the Ori platform as the leader in the industry
  • Maintain active industry network to stay abreast of latest technology trends, partnership opportunities and competitive technologies


What would convince us:

  • Experienced in novel cell processing technologies, particularly within upstream cell bioprocessing is highly desirable
  • Cell culture experience with either Immune cells (Lymphocytes, PBMC, Dendritic cells), HSC CD34+ cells, hESC, hiPS, MSC or other clinically relevant cell types is essential
  • Experienced in cell isolation from one or more of the following sources: apheresis, peripheral or cord blood and/or bone marrow
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant analytical techniques (Cell counts, Flow Cytometry, metabolite analysis, PCR) is required
  • Basic knowledge of cell therapy industry
  • Working knowledge of GMP is preferred


  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme and private medical insurance

Contact Type: Permanent, Full-time