Scientist / Senior Scientist, Platform Development (Oncology)

Carcell, Singapore


Carcell is an EVX company that is building an “assembly line” business model that empowers rapid cell and gene therapy development. Co-founded by biotech veterans and backed by elite VCs, Carcell’s core capabilities cover all essential aspects of drug development including pre-clinical R&D, IP licensing and management, CMC and manufacturing, IND filing and clinical testing. This core platform will support multiple cell and gene therapy programs, with an initial focus on immune-oncology, autoimmune diseases and rare diseases. We believe that Carcell’s model of a centralized cell and gene therapy platform will rapidly and cost-efficiently translate innovative research into successful clinical products.

Carcell has R&D teams, central function teams, and manufacturing infrastructure based in Shanghai, Singapore, and Boston (upcoming).

We are looking for a Scientist / Senior Scientist with a background in biochemistry and cell biology (preferably in the area of cancer research) to join our R&D team in Singapore in this exciting venture. An ideal candidate is one who is independent, technically competent, highly motivated, and able to efficiently work across multiple projects. This role reports to the Head of Platform Development.


  • Perform independent research work through the design, execution and troubleshooting of experiments

  • Interface with and manage external collaborators, including CROs, clinical and academic laboratories

  • Analyze, interpret, and report experimental results to the research group and other key stakeholders

  • Provide scientific expertise, stay up to date on the latest relevant scientific literature, and mentor others in research findings and techniques.

  • Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to achieve R&D milestones

  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of research data, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs etc.

  • Support the continued protection, creation, and expansion of company’s intellectual property

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • PhD in biotechnology, translational oncology, or related fields.

  • 2-3 years of postdoctoral and/or industry experience is a plus.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment. Flexible, adaptable and adjusts quickly to changing strategic and tactical priorities.

  • Experience in general laboratory techniques including molecular biology, mammalian cell-culture, flow cytometry, molecular and cell-based assays (such as qPCR, ELISAs, western blot, reporter cells), histology & microscopy.

  • Working experiences in protein biochemistry, cell biology, in-vivo mouse models and/or cancer target discovery/validation are an advantage.

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