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COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Applied StemCell Inc. (ASC) is a fast-growing biotechnology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, California. Our goal is to advance gene-editing and stem cell innovation for biomedical research and gene and cell therapy. We are striving to improve and expand our technologies and product lines to bring gene and cell therapy to patients.

We pride ourselves on having an inclusive diverse workforce, with employees from all over the world that bring unique perspectives to our collaborative environment. We deeply value employee ideas and believe in fostering employee growth and development. As a start-up, we are a fast-growing, quick-paced company that provides a strong learning environment for employees to develop critical skills and industrial knowledge.

Our culture is fun, innovative and challenging! For someone to be successful at our company, we need an individual that has the initiative to drive results, can adapt to a fast-changing environment, understands the needs of teamwork, and has the communication skills to confidently share ideas and viewpoints at all different levels within the company.

Applied StemCell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


OPEN POSITIONS:

Research Associate, R&D

We are looking for a Research Associate in the R&D department. This is a hands-on lab-based role in the R&D group with a focus on therapeutic protein or antibody bioproduction.

Skills and Experience

  • BS degree in biological sciences such as molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, protein biochemistry or a related field. MS degree preferred.
  • Experience with culturing different types of mammalian cell lines, suspension and adherent.
  • Molecular biology skills including DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and molecular cloning skills.
  • Hands-on experience with protein expression and purification and protein assay techniques, such as ELISAs, western blots, enzyme assays, etc.
  • Experience/training in protein and antibody engineering and CHO cell area is a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Team player
  • Proficient at MS Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs molecular cloning experiment for bioproduction project, which includes vector digestion, RT-PCR, ligation, transformation, mini-prep, midi-prep, etc;
  • Assist in variety type of mammalian cell line culture;
  • Assist in the protein & antibody production process from variety of CHO cell lines.
  • Performs a variety of assays for evaluating yield and function of protein and antibody, such as ELISAs, enzyme assays, etc;
  • Prepare buffer solutions, mediums which are needed for bioproduction project;
  • Assist in placing in house order for purchasing needs;
  • Maintains good lab notebook records for easily tracking experiment data;
  • Participates in group meeting and journal club.
To apply, email your coverletter and resume to hr@appliedstemcell.com.
Research Associate, Production

We are looking for a Research Associate who will carry out Production work and assist in QC work. 

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science or related field
  • Knowledge in Basic Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology
  • Experience with generating SOPs, batch records and QC protocols preferred
  • Experience with aseptic techniques, tissue culture, production runs, QC assays
    • Molecular Biology:  PCR, RNA isolation/cDNA generation/RT-PCR to characterize specific cell markers
    • Cell Culture: Transfections of mammalian cell lines, iPSC maintenance, expansion, and characterization (desired)
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technologies quickly 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player
  • Proficient at MS Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform laboratory work involving techniques related to molecular science and cell biology
    • Assist in the generation and documentation of various cell product lines
    • Assist in characterization of various cell product lines
    • Assist in characterization and QC assays of various cell product lines
  • Perform data analysis from experiments 
  • Write batch Records and complete production records
To apply, email your coverletter and resume to hr@appliedstemcell.com.
Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager! This is a great opportunity if you are looking for a non-laboratory job in supporting customers while remaining technical in your day to day work. This Project Manager will work collaboratively with sales to identify customer needs and sales opportunities, and work with the operation team to deliver projects to meet customer requirements.

Skills and Experience

  • M.S. in Biological Sciences or related, Ph.D. preferred
  • Strong knowledge in molecular biology and/or cell biology; Experience with PCR, Next generation sequencing, gene modification, stem cells and transgenic animal model preferred
  • 3-5 years of wet lab experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Proficiency in Microsoft Project and Bioinformatics preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, leadership skills a plus
  • Works well in a fast paced, cross-team environment with a can-do attitude
  • Experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry preferred, Project managing experience preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build positive professional relationships with clients and associates; communicate with clients and internal teams by email, phone calls, teleconference or face to face conversation
  • Closely monitor project progress, perform quality check on data provided by scientists, and write milestone reports
  • Plan, schedule, and manage project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy clients’ needs
  • Lead, coordinate and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables
  • Closely monitor timeline of projects and report serious gaps in delivery; Closely watch profit margin and take actions on low profit projects
  • Assess risk management within project teams and ensure risks has appropriate mitigation and contingency plans
  • Invoice clients and assist accounting team for invoice-related issues
  • Coordinate shipping and receiving from and to clients
To apply, email your coverletter and resume to hr@appliedstemcell.com.
QA Associate

Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences or related; Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and/or Genetics major preferred
  • 2 year of experience in QA/QC in Biotech or Pharmaceutical manufacturing; Stem cell and gene editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Gel Electrophoresis, PCR, Sanger, Qubit, Hemocytometer and NGS preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, Quality Management System (QMS), CAPA System, Document Control, Training, Internal/External Audit processes
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Keen Attention to Detail
  • Advanced Critical/Logical Thinking
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Document control management including writing, revising, and achieving SOP, protocol, and reports
  • Review and approve manufacturing, receiving inspection, product history files and other quality documents
  • Audit quality management system (QMS), documents, and processes to ensure ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 regulatory compliance are being adhered to
  • Manage incident and CAPA investigations
  • Perform internal audit and external audit of critical supplier
  • Provide training on quality procedures, protocols, and documentation
To apply, email your coverletter and resume to hr@appliedstemcell.com.
Document Control Specialist

We are looking for a Document Control Specialist to assist in the management of the QMS document control process, writing SOPs, review and archiving records. 

Skills and Experience

  • High school graduate, B.S. in Science/B.A. in Literature or English preferred
  • 1 year of document control experience, SOP writing and Achieving of Records
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and FDA 21 CFR preferred
  • Excellent Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Keen Attention to Detail
  • Organizational Skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write, revise and review SOPs
  • Track and control document flow
  • Achieve manufacturing and quality records
  • Ensure auditing and manufacturing documentation is kept up to date
  • Maintenance of Quality Assurance documentation
  • Train Production staff training on quality procedures, protocols, and documentation
To apply, email your coverletter and resume to hr@appliedstemcell.com.