Team Leader - Stem Cell Technologies / Process Development

Job Title: Team Leader - Stem Cell Technologies / Process Development
Location: San Carlos, United States
Reference: 528
Contact Name: Tyler Snyder
Job Published: February 24, 2020 12:39

Job Description

The Client:

Preclinical stage biotech company with a focus on neurological disorders. Currently develops cell-based assays for neuro-related disorders using genetically engineered neural cell types to discover novel therapeutics. 

What we're looking for: 

This client is seeking a cell production Team Leader. You will manage the cell production for neuronal and glial cells derived from human iPSC's as well as process development for stem cell engineering and human neuronal cell culture. This candidate should have a strong background in stem cell techniques and in all aspects of tissue culture. He/She will work in a highly interactive team environment and be responsible for QA, QC, process development, and scaling of operations. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the production, maintenance, banking, and QC of human iPSC lines, and cell types derived from them, including induced neurons and glia

  • Lead the implementation of protocol optimization, scaling, automation

  • Implement QA and QC processes

  • Develop a vision for growth of NeuCyte’s cell production platform

  • Oversee general tissue culture activities, documentation, equipment maintenance, supplies/consumables stocks, compliance of procedures with biosafety and other relevant regulations

  • Lead the recruitment and training of staff, and foster team building

  • Interface with scientists of NeuCyte’s drug discovery platform for assessment of needs, planning, and budgeting related to cell production

  • Liaise with cross-functional teams at NeuCyte and provide the leadership and services necessary for productivity and high quality of research based on NeuCyte’s cell technology. 

  • Work with Sales and Marketing to determine and update product configuration and related documentation for external distribution



  • Ph.D. and 6+ years, or M. S. and 10+ years of relevant experience in Biology or equivalent.

  • Deep expertise with human iPSC techniques

  • Experience in Process Development, scaling, automation in a cell culture/production.

  • Background in neuroscience or related area is a plus

  • Interpersonal skills to work in a cross-functional team and to communicate well with staff at all levels.

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