Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Development

Beacon Hill Pharma Boston, MA, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

  • Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Development
  • Reports to: Principal Scientist Analytical Development
  • Location: Cambridge, MA (some remote flexibility)
  • Company: Mid-sized, publicly traded, bio-pharmaceutical company
  • Employment Type: 6 Month - Contract-to-Hire
  • Compensation: Flexible, Market Rate
  • Due to the nature of our client's work, this position will only be accepting applicants that are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Summary: Our client is seeking a motivated Senior Associate Scientist to join our quickly growing Analytical Development team. The primary responsibilities for this position focus on the development of analytical methods to support ex vivo and in vivo gene therapy programs. It will require oversight of the transfer and qualification of assays to external testing sites, as well as the development of internal analytical capabilities to support in-house process development. The successful candidate will design, perform, and analyze experiments for multiple preclinical and clinical programs, and will work to support process development, and support transfer and qualification activities at internal labs.


  • Develop and qualify cell-based assays for cell and gene therapy products and vector using techniques like qPCR, ddPCR. MSD, ELISA
  • Develop and qualify quantitative assays measuring process residual impurities
  • Collaborate with Process Development group to generate and analyze process development data to develop an understanding of cellular product critical quality attributes to guide testing and process control strategies
  • Analyze and present experimental data in team meetings, cross-functional meetings, and conferences. Participate in method transfer activities to vendors
  • Author technical reports and protocols
  • Participate in day-to-day lab operations, and routine maintenance of lab equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/ MS in biological sciences with 5+/ 3+ years respectively of relevant work experience in industry
  • Experience in developing ddPCR, ELISA, MSD, or qPCR is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working with cell and gene therapy products and viral vectors preferred
  • Understanding of assay development and qualification per FDA or ICH guidelines
  • Experience in tech transfer of methods to GMP labs
  • Understanding or knowledge of statistical tools such as ddPCR QuantaSoft, SoftmaxPro, JMP, PLA, etc.

Beacon Hill Pharma

About Beacon Hill Pharma:

Beacon Hill Pharma, Beacon Hill Staffing Group's Pharma specialty division, is a national staffing organization that provides contract, direct (permanent), FSP/outsourcing and consulting to pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and contract research organizations.

Beacon Hill Pharma places contractors in all 50 states by seamlessly coordinating recruiting resources in local and regional markets with Beacon Hill Pharmas National Recruiting & Delivery, a dedicated national recruiting team that focuses exclusively on national accounts, supporting regional recruiting operations and delivering contractors to all markets in the U.S.

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Posted date: 28 days ago

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