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The Process Development (PD) group supports cell processing and manufacturing activities for early-stage cell therapy clinical trials, and performs technology advancement and development around selection, transduction, and ex-vivo expansion parameters of stem cells, T-cells, and B-cells. PD works closely with internal Fred Hutch investigators and external collaborators to establish processes for early phase clinical trials as well as late stage development programs that may eventually lead to commercialization. Long term objectives are to develop efficient, cost-effective, and scalable processes so that these lifesaving therapies can brought to patients in need. Evening and/or weekend work may be required from time to time.
This Sr. Staff Scientist/Process Development Director position will provide technical and managerial leadership to the Process Development group as well as serve as a technical resource for the entire cell therapy organization. The position will ensure that development activities are well aligned with manufacturing needs, experiments are appropriately designed, and that results are effectively communicated to key stakeholders. The successful applicant will interact on a daily basis with clinical trial sponsors, manufacturing, QA/QC, research scientists, project management, and senior Fred Hutch faculty and administration.
Specific responsibilities will include: