Lyophilization Scientist (Post-Doc/Contract Scientist)

Job Description
General Summary

The Process Development Scientist will be responsible for lyophilization process development of cell suspensions, including lyophilization equipment start-up, development of lyophilization cycles, and characterization of lyophilized materials. The position is project-based with a duration of 1 year. The primary project goal is to address the challenges of lyophilizing and rehydrating biologically active human progenitor cells, and demonstrating the feasibility of preparing this form of preserved cell suspension. This cutting-edge research in lyophilization science serves as a substantial opportunity to contribute to expanding the commercializability of cell therapies products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Start-up and maintain lyophilization equipment; train and supervise use of equipment by junior staff

Start-up and maintain analytical equipment for lyophilized material characterization; develop test methods

Design, execute and interpret experiments to develop lyophilization cycles for cell suspensions

Author reports; present results in cross-functional forums


PhD with 0-2 years experience or BS/MS with 2-10 years of previous experience

Fundamental knowledge of lyophilization principles

Experience developing lyophilization cycles for biologics

Knowledge of analytical instrumentation/methods employed in lyophilized product characterization

Demonstrated skills in designing, executing and interpreting experiments

Design of Experiments and Statistical Modeling experience a plus

Cell culture and cell characterization experience a plus

Experience supervising junior staff a plus


Cellerant Therapeutics, Inc.

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