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Senior Scientist - Analytical Sciences (Process Development)

Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences (Process Development)

Novome is building genetically engineered microbial medicines (GEMMs) that perform defined activities in the human gut to treat chronic diseases. We have developed the first platform for controlled colonization of the gut with engineered therapeutic bacteria, and are applying this to multiple disease areas as well as expanding our platform capabilities. We are moving our lead program in secondary hyperoxaluria into Phase 1 clinical trials, and are actively progressing programs in IBS, IBD, and Immuno-oncology.

We are seeking a Senior Scientist to join our dynamic process development team to lead the development of analytical methods to support the characterization of critical quality attributes for our GEMMs platform. The Sr. Scientist will work with a highly collaborative team to develop and transfer analytical methods that address all therapeutic areas of interest at the company, as well as support the technology transfer to contract manufacturing organizations. The Sr. Scientist will work alongside experts in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, the gut microbiota, and various disease areas in a collaborative, transparent environment.

Responsibilities

  • Executing analytical method development, assay execution, assay optimization, and sample analysis
  • Developing protocols and standard operating procedures, and transferring these methods along with best practices to testing teams
  • Documenting, authoring, and reviewing laboratory experiments and lab notebooks
  • Drafting method development reports, and performing pre-qualification procedures for analytical methods
  • Collaborating with scientists across the company or at CMOs to execute experiments
  • Performing laboratory support tasks such as equipment maintenance, reagent preparation, reference material and sample testing
  • Prioritizing daily tasks to meet the needs of all team members, and effectively communicating progress and results in a timely manner

Key Qualifications

  • PhD in cell/molecular biology, microbiology, bioengineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in an industrial setting is required
  • Experience working with anaerobic microbes is required
  • Experience with bacterial testing, microscopy, flow cytometry, automated cell counters, PCR, and compendial assays is highly desired
  • Knowledge of cGMP environments is desired
  • Experience managing and training analytical staff in a matrix environment
  • Experience in qualification and transfer of analytical methods
  • Exceptional attention to detail, high standards for the quality of their work
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to self-manage and work independently
  • Openness to giving and receiving critical feedback
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint

To apply, please visit https://novomebiotechnologies.applytojob.com/apply/

Novome Biotechnologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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