Research Associate, Platform Development
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 Research Associate to join our Platform Development 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 a variety of molecular biology and cell biology experiments
Perform cell culture work and maintain cell lines
preparation, purification and independently conduct a broad range of in vitro characterization assays
Laboratory management duties including procurement, inventory management, ensuring equipment wellbeing by timely scheduling of maintenance/calibration. Ensure smooth day-to-day operations in the lab
Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of experimental design, research findings, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs etc. in electronic lab notebook
Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports. Present and communicate research findings with internal teams
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above
B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline with prior laboratory research experience
M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline preferred
Hands-on experience in general lab techniques including molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a fast-paced biotech startup
Preferred skills and research background
In-vivo and small animal experience
Protein engineering and biochemistry
Molecular biology and DNA manipulation techniques
Prior industry experience highly preferred
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