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Product Development Scientists

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking 2 x Product Development Scientists to join our R&D team and contribute to the development of our product pipeline. You are passionate about science and helping scientists around the world accelerate the development of life-saving medicines. We are looking for a brilliant, inspired, skilled individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the R&D team to manage the cell culture lab, maintenance of cells lines and general well keeping of the cell culture facility (stock check, QC etc.);
  • Provides hands-on support to all R&D projects requiring cells for the execution of experiments;
  • Works directly with the Head of Science to design and execute experiments to achieve specific product development proof-of-concept related goals;
  • Works directly with the Head of Science to design and execute experiments to achieve specific product development validation related goals;
  • Troubleshoots assays/instruments for product and method development;
  • Ensures the quality and timely delivery of all data supporting R&D product development in-house;
  • Support patent filings where appropriate;
  • Trains others in the use of the technology as appropriate;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all experiments;
  • Writes and reviews technical documents i.e. SOPs, proof-of-concept/validation reports;
  • Presents at internal and external company meetings;
  • Works directly with the Head of Science and the commercial team to design and support the commercial path for products in development.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Nanoparticle or other related fields;
  • At least 1-2 year(s) hands-on work experience (ideally biotech/pharma industry) post PhD;
  • Strong track record and hands-on experience in cell and tissue culture is essential and ideally advanced experience working with a range of mammalian cell lines;
  • Strong research experience in cell biology and molecular biology;
  • Strong track record and hand-on experience in technology development; 
  • Strong track record and hands-on experience in assay development is essential and ideally advanced knowledge of and practical experience in fluorescence-based assays;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the development and manufacture of drug candidates is desirable, but not essential;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Enthusiasm and interest in focused personal, team and company goals; 
  • Ability to adapt and rapidly integrate new technologies into existing projects; 
  • Good team player;
  • High level of self-motivation to provide technical support to multiple products at various stages of development, i.e. launched products and external evaluations at the pre-launch stage etc.;
  • Flexible, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & demanding environment;
  • Able to take ownership of a given assignment, proactively consulting other team members and other department representatives for information or guidance, as necessary;
  • Able to understand and interpret data/information and its practical application;
  • We offer an excellent range of benefits in addition to an attractive salary package. Thank you for your interest in ValitaCell and if your skills match our requirements, we will be back in touch as soon as possible.

Submit your CV today by emailing hannah.byrne@valitacell.com