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Research Associate I/II - Process Development

Position Overview: 


As a Research Associate I/II (RA I/II) in the Process Development (PD) team, you will provide key technical contributions to develop and characterize manufacturing processes for cell therapy products and support analytical development in a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) framework. The ideal candidate is an eager learner and team player, who has a demonstrated track record of meticulous task execution in the laboratory. Background in PSC biology is desirable and previous experience in Cell and Gene Therapy PD or bioprocessing is an asset. Further, the candidate will be a self-driven individual who will seek out and take advantage of development opportunities and demonstrate continued growth and improvement. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 
 

  • Contribute to the development and optimization of cell therapy manufacturing processes, focusing on quality, scalability, reproducibility, and regulatory compliance. 

  • Perform tasks that support Process Development activities and project goals, demonstrating increasing autonomy and competency. 

  • Contribute to experiment planning, conduct wet lab work, and assist with data analysis. 

  • Follow, author, and review standard operating procedures. 

  • Support other functional teams to facilitate technology transfers. 

  • Culture, differentiate, and bank pluripotent stem cells. 

  • Prepare common reagents, buffers, and consumables. 

  • Perform varied assays and collect data.  

  • Collaborate within and across teams.  

  • Operate process development equipment and instruments and contribute to their upkeep and maintenance. 

  • Actively contribute to workplace safety and related policies, including taking on available roles within the organization to ensure compliance.  

  • Maintain a focus on continuous improvement and refinement of the team’s workflows.  
     

Qualifications: 

  • MSc or BSc in Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field 

  • For RA I: MSc or BSc with 2+ years of experience in process development, ideally in cell therapy.  

  • For RA II: MSc with 2+ years or BSc with 4+ years of relevant experience in process development, ideally in cell therapy. 

  • Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, ideally in pluripotent stem cell culturing and differentiation.   

  • Experience in bioprocessing, including operation of stirred tank bioreactors and suspension cell culture, is an asset. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in flow cytometry, qPCR, and ELISA.   

  • Analytical thinking skills, understanding of descriptive statistics and data presentation.  

  • Effective verbal and written communication.  

  • Excellent organizational skills and effective time management. 

  • A history of contributing to problem solving within a team.  

  • An open and trustworthy nature, a readiness to be mentored and to mentor others and pitch-in as needed.  

  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma is an asset. 

 

Why Morphocell: 
 

  • Join a dynamic team of professionals committed to pushing the boundaries of cell therapy. 

  •  Contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field of biotechnology. 

  • Opportunity for personal and professional growth in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. 

  • Competitive compensation package.

  • Group medical and dental insurance.

  • RRSP matching contribution.

  • Commuting travel benefits.
     

If you're a motivated individual with a passion for process development in cell therapy and want to be part of a team making a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply for the Research Associate role. Help us reshape patient care through cutting-edge cell therapies.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to
: career@morphocell.com .

Project Manager

To apply, send your resume, motivation letter and list of 3 references to career@morphocell.com

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