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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

ChemPartner South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


This is an exciting opportunity to be a key contributor at ChemPartner, a leading Shanghai based Contract Research Organization specializing in drug discovery services. As more and more Pharma and Biotech companies look for alliance partners to increasingly provide intellectual contributions and exceptional technical expertise, ChemPartner is uniquely positioned to not only be a LifeScience CRO, but to be a pharmaceutical alliance partner. With a team of over 2000 experienced scientists, hundreds of western-trained pharmaceutical industry leaders, and experienced Pharmaceutical Executive Leadership at the helm, ChemPartner is aligned and dedicated to technically and strategically accomplish the research initiatives of Pharma and Biotech companies from around the world.

This position will be based at ChemPartner s South San Francisco facility with occasional trips to Shanghai, China.

The position:

We are seeking a motivated scientist with extensive experience developing stable cell lines for protein expression. The successful candidate will participate hands-on and lead a small team of scientists to develop research cell banks for therapeutic protein expression in an industrial setting. The individual will perform small and large scale mammalian cell culture (e.g. CHO and HEK293), design, execute and supervise stable cell line development programs. She/he should have strong skills in organization, communication, technical troubleshooting, multi-tasking and thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
ChemPartner offers a strong compensation package including salary, 401(k) and a comprehensive benefits package.


Develop transient and/or stable cell lines for therapeutic protein expression in an industrial setting

Manage small team of cell line development scientists in South San Francisco site, assist group members in Shanghai with technical troubleshooting

Independently review literature, design experiments, analyze data, document procedures and data thoroughly in notebooks, write reports and present data to clients and group members

Develop new techniques, perform troubleshooting, draft experimental protocols and train group members in Shanghai on improved methods

Perform CHO or other mammalian cell culture and related assays, including but not limited to: cell transfection, stable cell line generation, limited dilution cloning, evaluation of protein production from transient and stable expression cell lines, cell banking, ELISA, Flow cytometry, HPLC, molecular cloning and gene expression

May collaborate with other functional groups in Shanghai on projects, communicate with clients and present at internal team and external client meetings