Senior Research Associate- Process Development

Location South San Francisco, CA 94080
Date Posted December 01, 2021
Job ID 8136
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Staffing has been engaged to conduct a high-priority search for a full-time Senior Research Associate in Process Development to drive our clients cell therapy research program. We are conducting this search on behalf of our client, an innovative Biotech company focused on improving next level therapies to target serious diseases. If you are an experienced researcher with a passion for advancing process development and scale up of gene therapies, we would love to hear from you!


This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to play an integral role in next level gene modification to drive therapeutic advancement targeting complex diseases in a dynamic, fast paced environment. This opportunity is Full-Time, Direct Hire and is located onsite at our clients South San Francisco, CA location!



  • Contribute to process development for cell therapy through the use of CAR-NK and CAR-T cells and other therapeutic cells.
  • Perform transductions on primary cells through gene delivery methods and viral vector.
  • Develop and implement assays to test modified cell function.
  • Support GMP transfer through development of bioreactor genetically modified cells.
  • Act as point of contact for external stakeholders.
  • Perform experiments on process development and raw material qualification.
  • Document SOP and maintain accurate lab records.
  • Author protocols, reports and SOPs.


  • You come with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Cellular Biology, or any related life science field.
  • You come with 5 years applicable experience.
  • You have experience performing tech transfer to GMP.
  • You are an expert in mammalian cell culture of adherent and suspension cells.
  • You have experience with gene delivery methods.
  • Experience with cell therapy manufacturing, bioreactors, or flow cytometry is a plus!
  • You have effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • You are a self-starter who also enjoys working in a collaborative, fast paced environment.



This exciting opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact on an innovative cell therapy project for a rapidly advancing biotech company. In addition to a competitive base salary (DOE), this incredible role provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes a 401k, paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick time, paid vacation, twelve paid holidays, team events and lunches, annual compensation reviews, and many other perks!


For immediate consideration please include your resume and cover letter and apply directly here:

*Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applications with arrest and conviction records.



Scion Staffing is a national award-winning staffing firm! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals with amazing career opportunities. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire recruiting, interim leadership placement and temporary professional staffing. Our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in the nation.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about us can also be found at Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants that apply with us.

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