Manufacturing Specialist in Palo Alto, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/29/2018

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Job Description

This Scientist will perform dermal graft manufacturing for patients with epidermolysis bulosa . This role works both independently and collaboratively across the 5 functional teams: Process Development & Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Systems, Operations and Finance & Administration.

This position entails work under Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) level conditions and adherence to corresponding requirements.

Duties include: 
• Perform complex (lab and/or field) experiments for a major portion of the research project. Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
• Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist. Based on prior results, contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols.
• Make recommendations on plan design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
• Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings. 
• Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools. 
• Oversee supply and equipment budget under supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
• Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; present findings for lab work group. 
• Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section. May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences. 
• Serve as technical resource for other research staff.
• Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. May assist with purchasing laboratory equipment.

• - Other duties may also be assigned


• Bachelor's degree in chemistry, microbiology, etc.
• Aseptic technique experience is preferred
• cGMP experience is preferred
• Knowledge and following SOPs and batch records preferred


Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of related experience, or Master's degree.

• Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles. 
• General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
• Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
• Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential. 
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.


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