Principal Scientist

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere

Website Actalent


Company : Actalent

Country: United States

Location : Rockville, Maryland

Post: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 05:10:28 GMT

Expires: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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will play a key role in designing the key scientific strategies to initiate new research contracts. The candidate will collaborate closely with the Business Development Team and with the VP of Immunology during early interactions with clients to identify study needs, creatively design technical protocols, develop, optimize and qualify new approaches. This position will also provide the candidate with the opportunity to impact the organization scientific strategy by leading internal research projects, ensuring the team remains at the forefront of relevant disciplines. Driving continuous innovation in the unit scientific approaches will be a primary focus for this role. The head of scientific design and execution will serve as the subject matter in the units key immunological platforms such as, among others, flow cytometry and PCR-based molecular approaches, for which he will lead the execution. This exciting, high visibility position will involve working on multiple concurrent research projects/programs. In a very fast-paced environment, this position requires effective management of a high number of competing priorities. Handling a number of highly complex scientific, technical and operational matters, without compromising on stringent quality requirements in a highly effective and organized manner, will be paramount.


cro, immunology, research & development, immunotherapy, gene therapy, cell therapy, protocol design, GLP, assay validation


cro,immunology,research & development,immunotherapy


Ph.D. in Immunology, molecular biology, virology or related discipline, with at least 5 years of post-doctoral experience developing vaccines, immuno-therapies, gene/cell therapies in preclinical/clinical phases of development. Extensive expertise in cellular assays (T cell and B cell ELISpots, proliferation assays, etc.) is essential for this role, along with deep understanding of underlying biological mechanisms. Substantial experience with flow cytometry instruments and data analysis software (DIVA and FlowJo) is required. Proven ability to design and optimize complex flow cytometry studies is essential. Molecular biology experience applied to nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, digital PCR. Experience characterizing all aspects of antibody responses by both binding and functional assays and profiling soluble biomarkers / cytokines in a multiplexed fashion. Ability to effectively summarize scientific data and perform basic statistical analysis of datasets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to efficiently share scientific concepts and results internally and externally. Ability to represent ABL in a variety of conferences, trade shows or a variety of meetings with various stakeholders. Strong aptitude to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. The candidate is expected to be independent and highly self-organized. Comfort in working in fast-paced environment where multiple priorities frequently conflict. Quick thinker with creative mindset and acute sense of initiative Working knowledge of Good Documentation Practices PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Experience with regulated environments, such as GLP, GCLP, Cap/CLIA, GMP Experience with assay validation Experience with LIMS SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Management experience with proven ability to attract, retain and grow scientific staff. Track record of successful management of direct reports


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