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Scientist / Engineer: CMC Technology Transfer

St. Louis, MO

Wugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel “off-the-shelf” Memory NK and CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Our Immuno-oncology therapies address the unmet need of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Our transformative platform provides a distinct set of advantages over other immune cells commonly used for cell therapy. We have premier research facilities in St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. Come join us in our pursuit to eradicate cancer. To learn more about us, please visit www.wugen.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Description

Join a fast-paced startup based in St. Louis with the opportunity to help drive process development activities of novel therapies for treating rare diseases.  The product development (PD) scientist/engineer role will focus on the transfer and implementation of Wugen-developed processes at contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).  This role will also support in-house PD research and developing/running analytical methods.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support manufacturing at an external CMO.
  • Work closely with research and development to ensure smooth transfer from discovery through development and into manufacturing/QC.
  • Support process development studies.
  • Support the development and running of analytical methods.
  • Write and/or review development protocols and reports.
  • Support IND activities, including reviewing, data verification, and potentially authoring sections.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering, biology, or related field. 5+ years experience with a BS, 3+ years with an MS, 1+ years with a PhD; industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Gene and cell therapy manufacturing, with GMP manufacturing or QC experience.
  • Technical transfer experience to a CMO and batch record creation/review.
  • Experience culturing T cells and NK cells.
  • Good sterile technique in a biosafety cabinet, hands on experience with the CliniMACS Prodigy system, and experience with formulation and cryopreservation with a controlled rate freezer.
  • Statistical analysis proficiency for data analysis.
  • Flow cytometry, qPCR, and cell-based assay experience considered a plus.

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