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Lead Cell Therapy Process Engineer
Title:Lead Cell Therapy Process Engineer
Location:Newark, NJ
Department:Biopharma Division

New Jersey Innovation Institute's (NJII) Biopharma Division is looking for a talented Lead Cell Therapy Process Engineer to join our Cell Therapy Process Development team. This position has an immediate start.

This is a key engineering role that will help establish novel bioprocesses in cell therapy process development. They will work in conjunction with a team of scientists to develop, optimize, scale-up, and characterize in-process, upstream and downstream methods to improve critical variables in the development process. In this leadership role, they are expected to collaborate with business and technical partner groups including equipment manufacturers, bioanalytical collaborators to facilitate rapid process improvements.

The ideal candidate will have direct, hands-on industrial experience in autologous and/or allogenic cell therapy development, optimization, and related unit operations. This candidate must be a strong technical leader in order to contribute actively to existing projects as well as the make process improvements.


  • Lead the execution of upstream and downstream process improvements and technology development programs in cell therapy. This includes experiment planning, execution, data analysis, reporting and recommendation.
  • Develop and optimize upstream and downstream processes and analytical methods.
  • Contribute to the team in solving continuous manufacturing challenges in cell therapy.
  • Contribute to technical vision and development of NJII’s process development offering as part of the PD team.
  • Plan and write project and grant proposals oriented to industry, academic, and government entities.
  • Execute on project milestones as part of a diverse scientific team.
  • Provide deep process development expertise across the organization, including guidance and training of technical staff as necessary.

 Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cell therapy process design, development and engineering, preferably in an industrial setting.
  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Strong cell therapy process development knowledge is required.
  • Experience in developing and improving cell therapy processes is desired.
  • Knowledge in T-cell biology, cell or molecular biology and immunology is preferred.
  • Familiarity with unit operations/equipment, including but not limited to, the Xuri Bioreactor, the FACS Flow cytometer, and the Miltenyi Prodigy is preferred.

Why Work for NJII?

NJII is an innovative and fast-paced company with a collaborative culture and winning spirit. NJII is located in the heart of Newark, NJ with easy access to various modes of public transportation. We offer generous health and wellness benefits, time off, 401K match and more!

New Jersey Innovation Institute is an Affirmative Action, Equal-Opportunity Employer

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