Bioprocess Engineer, Cell Therapy PD

Tech Ops Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating treatments for diseases based on the power of the human T cell repertoire to eliminate cancer cells, target pathogens, and regulate immune function.

Repertoire’s strategy lies in understanding the immune synapse – the interaction between specific T cells and the corresponding antigen-presenting cells that dictate T cell activity.  The company’s proprietary DECODE™ technology platform, developed by Repertoire scientists, provides a comprehensive understanding of the full repertoire of interactions between T cell receptors and their antigen targets.  We believe the ability to decode these interactions represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.

Repertoire’s team operates from sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Zurich, Switzerland and uses its DECODE technology to rationally design treatments for cancers, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.

Role Overview

The role will be responsible for the development and optimization of Repertoire’s PRIME multiclonal T cell manufacturing process.  The position will collaborate closely with external manufacturing organizations and process development colleagues to troubleshoot and further optimize the process.  The successful candidate will have experience in cell therapy process development and manufacturing and be able to work highly independently in a fast-paced environment.  Proven excellence in technical problem solving, project management, and communication is a must.  This work requires incumbents to be on-site in Cambridge, MA, 4 to 5 days per week.

Responsibilities

  • Execute experiments to establish cellular process parameters and identify process scale-up activities to support clinical manufacturing.
  • Utilize manufacturing process knowledge and investigation skill sets to troubleshoot, identify and resolve manufacturing issues, improve process operations, and affect positive change.
  • Provide design input and execution of well-controlled experiments to drive process improvements.
  • Collect, analyze, and present experimental data; maintain clear and complete experiment records.
  • Contribute to day-to-day lab operations including equipment/consumable purchasing, reagent inventory, and equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Analytical Development and Quality to ensure successful completion of technology transfer and transfer of process improvements to external contract manufacturing organizations.

Qualifications

  • M.S./B.S. in Chemical or Biological Engineering, Life Sciences, Immunology, Cell Biology, or related discipline with 2-3 years of relevant industry experience in cell therapy process development and/or manufacturing.
  • Experience with aseptic processing, mammalian cell culture, cell or gene therapy manufacturing, and cell isolation is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized with immense attention to detail.

 

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.