Analytical Scientist (AAV)

May 6, 2022
Menlo Park, CA
Job Type


Gene Cell Therapy Scientist, Analytical Development
This role is for a direct-hire opportunity with a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a yearly performance bonus, a relocation stipend, and H1B transfer consideration.

Why Yoh? Yoh knows greater talent, that’s why.

In the Analytical Department, we are looking for a highly motivated Gene Cell Therapy Scientist, Analytical Development to join us in innovating next generation allogeneic immune cell therapies. As the newest addition to the growing team, your exemplar and rigorous approach will contribute to the advancement of product pipeline by developing assays used for the evaluation and characterization of internally and externally generated viral vectors and cellular products.

This role would suit a successful Scientist, PhD graduate or Postdoctoral Fellow that is skilled analytical development, has previous experience with gene cell therapy, flow cytometry, and cell based assays, and is excited about partaking in transformative gene cell therapy research. The Scientist will be responsible for the design, establishment, and qualification of assays used to characterize viral vector and cell product quality, identity, potency, and consistency.

Yoh is in a unique position, we have to find the best technical talent, provide services to some of the world’s largest companies, and be a great employer. We do that with the great people we have working for us. This direct-hire Gene Cell Therapy Scientist, Analytical Development opportunity is with our client in the San Francisco Bay Area. The role offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as offers a relocation stipend, and H1B transfer. This client is developing a next generation manufacturing process to advance “off-the-shelf” immune cell products.

We strive to be a company that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and thrives on learning so that our employees feel respected and invited to contribute to the success of our company, clients, suppliers, and communities.

Your Contribution
Essential Functions

  • Successfully execute and document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail.
  • Work in collaboration with other scientists to design, establish, and qualify cell-based bioassays, qPCR and ELISA assays, and flow cytometry panels.
  • Develop and optimize protocols for viral vector and primary human T cell evaluation and characterization.
  • Apply statistical analysis of assay results to support assay development and qualification.
  • Serve as SME for communication of results and data interpretation to internal and external groups.
  • Prepare standard operating procedures and developmental reports for tech transfer of assays to Quality Control teams.
  • Contribute to material or equipment acquisition and goal planning of Analytical Development group.
  • Provide mentorship and scientific guidance to junior technical staff.

Your Accomplishments
Required Skills

  • Advanced degree with background in cell or molecular biology or related life science field. Ph.D. degree with 1 plus years, or Master’s degree with 5 plus years of relevant experience is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in biopharmaceutical industry, preferably working with cell or gene therapies.
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture is required. Candidates having prior experience in flow cytometry, viral titering, primary cell culture, or cell-based immunoassays will be given strongest preference.
  • Candidates with experience using statistical analysis and data presentation software (JMP, GraphPad, etc.) will be given preference.
  • Experience in working in a BSL-2 environment is strongly desired.
  • Qualified candidates should be detail oriented with an ability to work independently, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office and other commonly used software and technology programs.
  • Must be fully COVID vaccinated before start date.

Your Benefits & Compensation
Compensation $115,000-125,000
Direct Hire Opportunity!
1st Shift & Onsite

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Retirement Saving Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Yearly Performance Bonus

Opportunity is Calling, Apply Now! | Recruiter: Amber Meza, [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

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