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Website Garuda Therapeutics

Garuda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing off-the-shelf human hematopoietic stem cell-based cellular therapies.

Garuda Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing off-the-shelf human hematopoietic stem cell-based cellular therapies, is seeking a highly motivated senior / principal scientist to join its growing team. The full-time role will be a key analytical development team member, focusing on developing, qualifying, and transferring assays for the release and characterization of gene-edited human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cells. Under the supervision of the Director of CMC Strategy and Product Development and working closely with the R&D Department, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of projects relevant to the core focus of the Garuda Tx. The position will be located in Natick, MA or Cambridge, MA.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and qualifying release and characterization assays for human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cells (e.g., cell count and viability, flow cytometry, hematopoietic stem cell potency assays, etc.)
  • Executing in vitro assays to support process development activities
  • Collaborating internally with Garuda team, train colleagues in new techniques and maintain relationships with external scientific partners

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD with 3-5+ years of related experience, MS with 7-10+ years of related experience, or BS with 10+ years of related experience. 
  • Experience with cell culture and developing/qualifying cell-based assays 
  • Experience with transferring assays to contract testing labs
  • Demonstrated excellence in planning, executing, and analyzing experiments
  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and develop assay improvements
  • Attention to detail and careful record-keeping
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to write technical reports and protocols
  • Flexible team player excited to collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Highly self-motivated and flexibility in working schedule to accommodate weekend work if necessary
  • Authorized to legally work in US

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with human pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cell culture 

Please contact careers@garudatx.com to share your resume and learn more.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@garudatx.com

Cell-Based Assay Senior / Principal Scientist – Analytical Development