Research Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Pharmacokineticists
  3. United States
Santa Monica, USA
Posting date: 04 Nov 2019

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Research Scientist for a leading pharmaceutical company located in Santa Monica, CA. Successful candidate will have experience in immunology, immuno-oncology, or genetics areas, as well as experience with PCR and NGS or biospecimen handling.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate pharmacokinetic data using methods including qPCR, NGS and single cell genomics.
  • Develop, qualify, and deploy novel PCR and NGS assays for clinical immune monitoring of gene marked T cells in blood and tissue.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and recommend potential corrective actions based on data review, literature searches and cross functional interactions with Kite Clinical Development, Biometrics and Translational Medicine Stakeholders.
  • Write, review, and edit technical documents including SOPs, development/qualification protocols and reports.
  • Support the transfer of methods internally and to contract-testing labs (CRO).
  • Prepare data packages for publication, presentation and submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Translational Medicine, Biometrics, Process Development, Clinical Manufacturing and Kite Research to inform on product related clinical outcomes.
  • Stay current with and adopt emerging technologies, tools and applications to ensure fit-for-purpose and impactful approaches to the pharmacokinetic assessment of Kite's engineered T cell therapies.
  • Contribute to strategic collaborations with academic and commercial partners.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience with PCR, NGS, clinical trial biospecimen handling and protocol qualification.
  • Familiarity with clinical trial biospecimen and data management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of GCP and GLP laboratory regulations.
  • Strong team player, excellent organization and communication skills as well as strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Catherine Nguyen at (+1) 215-531-5643 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.