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Scientist, PhD - Molecular Biology

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -012020-26214 Region: San Diego Metro Area

Job Description


The successful candidate will have a well-documented background of scientific expertise in molecular and cellular biology and an abiding interest in drug discovery.

The qualified candidate will be responsible for biological process and media development for transient and stable mammalian cell production of biologics.

The candidate is expected to optimize cell culture media and bioreactor processes using cell culture techniques.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment are essential.

It is expected that this individual will have completed a Ph.D. program together with a productive post-doctoral position.

Previous experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is desirable.


This position requires an individual with a Ph.D. degree in molecular or cellular biology to participate in research programs developing monoclonal antibodies and targeted therapeutics.

The qualified candidate will have solid molecular and cell biology skills and at least 4 years of productive research experience at the postdoctoral level, as evidenced by an appropriate publication record.

Relevant skills include designing and formulating cell culture media supplements and feeds, performing cell-based assays and following design of experiments (DoEs), sampling bioreactors and culture vessels for metabolites and cell viability, and mammalian suspension cell culture expertise, particularly CHO and HEK293 cells.

A broad understanding of molecular and cell biology concepts within the cancer biology field is helpful.

Expertise around setup and execution of bioreactors is desirable, including fed-batch, perfusion, and high throughput culture systems such as Ambr15 is a plus.

The qualified candidate will be self-motivated and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability for creative thinking and problem solving.

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