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Associate Biomedical Scientist - GMP Biomanufacturing Center

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The Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center (CBC) is a state-of-the art facility that comprises of a cGMP cell manufacturing facility housing multiple cleanroom cell production suites and process development rooms for producing the next generation of cell and gene therapies. With world class expertise in stem cell (iPSC) biology, bioprocessing, translational, regulatory and manufacturing, Cedars-Sinai is committed to pushing the frontiers of medicine and discovering new technologies and innovations that will impact how we diagnose and treat disease. To learn more about the CBC, please visit Home - CSBIO (csbiomfg.com).

The Associate Biomedical Scientist will independently design, conduct, analyze and report studies that have been outlined by the supervisor. Reports to and works closely with Biomedical Scientist and/or Senior Biomedical Scientist to keep abreast of and develop new technologies. Writes and develops SOPs as needed. Supervises lab activities and is responsible for provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the project, study, or laboratory. Responsible for lab maintenance, writing and recording controlled documents. May provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop hypothesis and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Reviews and remains current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Performs all project related activities according to SOP(s) with accurate documentation. Assists cross functional teams with all required testing activates related to the project. Proactively assigns projects and provides good communication to ensure the success of projects. Excellent documentation skills and often leads execution of procedures, and functions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs process development, validation, qualification tasks related to the project as needed. Provides guidance, evaluates client processes and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Performs tissue culture and aseptic techniques for developing and processing clinical grade and research grade cellular products in accordance to established standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Performs routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, Northern blot, DNA / RNA, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and staining.
  • Writers and maintains good documentation practices, and ensures compliance with Federal and State accrediting agency requirements, including the Food and Drug (FDA) requirements.
  • Writes cGMP manufacturing production and process development reports and maintain computer database for each line of business.
  • Writes and reveiws standard operating procedures and maintains computer database.
  • Guides, trains and assists other manufacturing associates on day-to-day lab operations and procedures, and good manufacturing compliance.
  • Performs lab maintenance duties, maintains lab equipment and related records, and vendor management.
  • Requests batch records, transports, processes and logs samples following SOPs.
  • Ensures all activities comply with regulatory guidelines and safety standards.
  • May take on specific team lead activities, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related science/engineering field required. Master's degree, preferred.

Experience and Skills:

  • Five (5) years experience in GMP/GLP or equivalent regulated facility. Scientific experience is a plus.
  • Must have experience working in an aseptic environment, a biosafety cabinet and experience working with human and animal tissues.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data.
  • Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.
  • Ability to provide and/or support a level of work excellence and accuracy; recognize and address flaws or errors that others may overlook.
  • Ability to apply advanced knowledge of science/learning/specialized intellectual instruction to analyze, interpret or make deductions from varying facts or circumstances.
  • Ability to operate mechanical/medical devices and/or equipment.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of information software and/or hardware to provide solutions and/or support.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities.
  • Ability to motivate, monitor, measure, recognize and improve performance and morale.

Working Title: Associate Biomedical Scientist - GMP Biomanufacturing Center
Department: CS Biomanufacturing Facility
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Biomanufacturing
Job Specialty: Biomanufacturing
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $86,600.00 - $138,400.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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