Research Associate – Bio

Research Associate – Bio – Contract or CTP – Foster City, CA - $25.00-$33.00/hr
The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

A Biotechnology Company is seeking a Research Associate – Bio in Foster City, CA.

Role Description

• Design and execute laboratory studies that support the evaluation, development and implementation of new technologies and materials.
• Perform hands-on lab-based activities in a cell culture lab, including conception of study designs, analysis of data and communication of results to cross-functional project teams.
• Perform process or equipment analysis and trend process or equipment performance.
• Develop manufacturing equipment for cell therapy products including hardware, software, and single-use disposable design elements and user-requirements.
• Participate in the evaluation of new technologies and materials for introduction into GMP manufacturing
• Provide process training to GMP manufacturing personnel.
• Support technology transfer and GMP manufacturing operations as needed.
• Perform statistical analysis including design of experiments (DOEs) as appropriate.
• Write and review technical documentation, technical SOPs, draft manufacturing batch records, technical reports and summary reports.
• Support qualification, risk assessment, and validation activities as technologies advance closer to deployment at GMP clinical and/or commercial manufacturing.
• Create and present slides with supporting data to communicate results to senior leadership or external collaborators.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Requirements

• Degree in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology or related discipline with pharmaceutical / biotechnology manufacturing & process development experience required.
• Established cell culture lab techniques and aseptic processing in an ISO 5 environment such as cell passaging, sampling, fluid handling, media formulation, managing reagents, and cryopreservation.
• Practical knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and regulatory regulations and requirements for pharmaceuticals and devices.
• Practical demonstration of hands-on process development including use of bioreactors and use of statistical design of experiments is required.
• Mastery of scientific and engineering principles related to bioprocessing including scale-up / scale-out approaches, hydrodynamics, mass transfer, and bioreactor design and monitoring fundamentals.
• Fundamental understanding of cell biology principles, sub-population types, differentiation, phenotype markers and metabolic pathways.
• Knowledge of material science and material compatibility for cell culture applications

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• 401K
• Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.


Job Type
Forest City