Research Scientist I - Marcus Center

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Scientist I - Marcus Center
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 242927

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience is seeking a full-time Research Scientist for the Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M). MC3M offers a unique research environment that brings together bioengineers, bioprocess/ manufacturing engineers, and industrial engineers to work closely with cell biologists, clinicians, and industry partners to ultimately make cell therapy manufacturing reliable, reproducible and amenable for broad clinical use. Our researchers are a diverse team with various skill sets that complement the many research projects that perform high-throughput and high-dimensional analyses, develop performance assays, integrate cell manufacturing technologies and use multivariate predictive modeling to achieve our goals.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative engineer, bio-scientist, or related early career professional to join our multidisciplinary team to achieve our mission of being a premier authority of cell characterization, manufacturing, and scale-up process development. Our research currently focuses on multi-omic analyses for characterization and performance evaluation of cell therapies and immunotherapies including Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate, Stromal Vascular Fraction, Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cells, and Macrophages.

The ideal individual has experience with bioreactors, cell culture expansion, functional performance assays, and other characterization methods (flow or mass cytometry, ELISAs, Luminex assays), in particular for T cell and mesenchymal stem cell research is a plus. Familiarity with design-of-experiments, quality-by-design, automation, sensor development, machine-learning models is a plus. Experience, especially in cell therapy or regenerative medicine research is a plus. Experience in industry, clinical, and GMP/GLP-compliant settings are a plus, but not required. Most importantly, we are seeking a hard-working individual that is flexible, detail oriented, able to learn quickly, and work in a team environment while growing in their role.

Responsibilities This position will support a several projects in a team environment, and will require laboratory work focused on cell culture, characterization assays (like gene and protein assessments using flow cytometry, PCR, RNA sequencing, and functional assays like cell co-cultures). This position will contribute to data acquisition and analysis, scientific writing, preparing and presenting data in the form of reports and presentations, and working within a GMP/GLP-compliant facility. Organization, documentation, and self-motivation are key attributes for success in this position.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering, or biological science-related field, or other engineering field with experience in life sciences, or related area.
    Preferred Qualifications
      At least 1 year of lab experience with cell cultureExemplary communication and organizational skills Work independently to problem solve Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced cross-functional environmentStrong experience in basic benchtop, wet-lab research environment techniques
    Required Documents to Attach

    Please attach a CV/resume and cover letter.

    Contact Information

    For additional information about this job opening, please contact Punya Mardhanan at [email protected].

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

    Other Information

    Note: Two Research Scientist I positions in Bioprocess and Cell Culture Development Focus available.

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