RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

ViCapsys is a privately-owned biotechnology company that is developing innovative products for cell therapy in diabetes.

Main activities and responsibilities

  • Perform good laboratory process (GLP) in cell culture and associated GLP assays
  • Assist Scientist in translational research and development of cell based therapy product
  • Participate in validation studies of processes and equipment as required
  • Perform standard operating policies & procedures (SOP’s) and novel technology transfer processes, including cell culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, and cell-plate based biological assays
  • Follow, produce, and review technical documentation (SOPs, etc.) as part of the ViCapsys quality system
  • Clearly and accurately record/transcribe and communicate translational & GLP procedures
  • Be aware of the regulatory requirements (GMP, GCP etc) relevant to cell therapy product development
  • Prepare materials and reagents as required
  • Perform routine operation, testing and maintenance checks of laboratory equipment
  • Ensure shipping and receiving of reagents/equipment’s/samples in timely and safely manner

Education and experience

  • B.S. and/or Masters in Life Sciences  with 2-4 years of relevant experience in industry setting preferably in cell-based product development or pre-clinical development
  • Experience in biochemistry and  cell biology is a strong asset
  • Profound practical experience in biochemical and cell-based assays like  flow cytometry, Real Time PCR, ELISA, DNA/RNA/Protein  isolation is a plus
  • Experience in working under GLP/GMP compliance or in a quality control environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of endocrine cell biology, characterization and functionality desired


Personal skills

  • Great sense of responsibility and commitment
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Well-organized; well-developed time, task, and project management skills
  • Goal oriented and strong critical and analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail and always striving for high quality
  • A dynamic, positive approach; pro-active; flexible; eager to learn
  • Able to work independently and to manage multiple and varied tasks
  • Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
     

Opportunities

  • A full time position, available immediately
  • A challenging job in a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment
  • Individual training and personal development opportunities
  • A competitive compensation package

 

Contact: Jessica Hutcheson; jhutch@vicapsys.com