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Senior Research Associate, Process Science & Technology

Company: Astellas
Location: Westborough
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Research Associate, Process Science & Technology Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas! Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com. Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc and focused on the development and commercialization of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. Astellas is an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company whose philosophy is to contribute to the improvement of people's heath around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. AIRM has a world-class R&D team, and is pursuing a diverse range of disease indications, ranging from macular degeneration (currently in clinical trials) and other ocular indications to vascular and autoimmune disease. AIRM's intellectual property portfolio includes pluripotent stem cell platforms -- both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as other cell-based therapy research programs. AIRM is headquartered in Massachusetts. Astellas is announcing a Senior Research Associate, Process Science & Technology opportunity at their Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) site in Westborough, MA. Purpose:We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic Senior RA to join the Process Science & Technology team. This person will assist with process development projects in collaboration with other members of our group, maintain accurate records and perform routine laboratory duties. On-the-job training for specific operations will be provided, but a strong background in mammalian cell culture as well as a high level of scientific curiosity are a must. Essential Job Responsibilities:Differentiate human pluripotent stem cells into various cell typesCultures and maintains various cell lines including pluripotent cells and other cell types using specified protocolsDevelops new processes or assays using cell culture and analytical methodsMaintains records in notebook and electronic format according to company policiesDesign and independently conduct experimentsInterprets data, draws appropriate conclusions from experimental work, and presents findings in team meetingsContributes to preparation of technical reports and result summariesUnderstands the proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and record keepingContributes to general laboratory and equipment maintenance Quantitative Dimensions:This position will have a positive impact on PST's ability to develop new processes upcoming products being transferred this fiscal year from R&D (EV program, secondary indications for ASP1009). In FY23, tech transfer of the EV program from R&D is scheduled. Selecting and optimizing a bioreactor for this program, as well as scaling up the isolation and purification of the EVs will require the focused effort of this position. Additionally, the recall of an FTE back to R&D after assisting with HMC process development, will slow the selection and optimization of a replacement bioreactor for the ASP1009 program. Organizational Context:This position reports to the Principal Scientist, Process Science and Technology. This individual will also work closely with other functions such as process and science technology, quality control, and translational development.PDN-993d6114-ed46-4667-a27f-4baf7b93aab1

Keywords: Astellas, Worcester , Senior Research Associate, Process Science & Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Westborough, Massachusetts

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