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Scientist / Senior Scientist: Vector Engineering

Company: Cellinfinity Bio
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Scientist/Senior scientist: Vector EngineeringAbout us:Cellinfinity Bio is a revolutionary biotech based in New Haven, aimed to develop new generations of effective and safe cell therapy for cancer patients and beyond. Recently spun off from Yale University, Cellinfinity Bio leverages proprietary, next-level gene editing platforms for highly efficient engineering of therapeutic immune cells, combined with proprietary directed evolution assays, to develop the best cell therapy candidates that can overcome the hurdles in today's cancer treatment.The Role:Cellinfinity Bio is looking for a Scientist / Senior scientist level position for vector engineering. In this role, the candidate is expected to work with the Director of Vector Engineering in a matrixed environment and perform key scientific experiments to develop Cellinfinity Bio's products and platforms. The candidate will design and perform technical experiments, including but not limited to: plasmid and cloning vector development, gene editing through CRISPR or non-CRISPR methods, designing and manufacturing viral vectors, molecular cloning, and other phenotypic assessments.We are looking for candidates who enjoy working in a team and can leverage the growth opportunities that an early startup provides. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is excited about cell therapy development and pioneering scientific efforts.Responsibilities:

  • Design vectors, molecular cloning, viral vector engineering, plasmid development
  • Design and perform immune cellular genetic assays, including CRISPR or non-CRISPR based gene editing
  • Design and perform cell biology assays, such as cell culture, transfection, immune cell - cancer cell co-culture, ELISA/ELISPOT, flow cytometry and FACS.
  • Carefully, diligently and timely analyze and organize data
  • Regularly present experimental findings to the Director of Vector Engineering, the project team, and the leadership team.
  • Collaborate with other biology team members.
  • Maintain extremely clean records of experimental schemes and organized data at different levels.
  • Help draft progress reports, summaries for the IND, patent applications and/or scientific publications.Qualifications:
    • PhD in genetics, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or a related field with 2-4 years of postdoctoral experience or industry experience. Exceptional PhDs without postdoc experience will also be considered.
    • Strong capability of independently designing experiments and leading the execution of experiments.
    • Skills in vector engineering, molecular cloning, and gene editing are essential.
    • Excellent oral/written presentation skills.
    • Skills in immune cell culture, cell biology, flow cytometry and cell sorting will be a big plus.
    • Strong publication, patent and/or drug development record will be a big plus.Cellinfinity Bio is an equal opportunity employer.The candidate will be based in the New Haven, CT campus.Cellinfinity Bio will provide a competitive compensation package based on the level of the experience of the candidate. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to careers@cellinfinitybio.com.

Keywords: Cellinfinity Bio, New Haven , Scientist / Senior Scientist: Vector Engineering, Engineering , New Haven, Connecticut

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