Associate Scientist, Analytical Development

Boston, MA
Research /
Full Time /
On-site
Here at Kelonia Therapeutics, we aren’t just a preclinical company; we’re trailblazers in viral engineering, pushing the boundaries of in vivo lentiviral gene and cell therapy. We're not just a team; we're dreamers on a mission to bring the promise of cell and gene therapy to every patient in need.

At Kelonia, we've gathered a group of pioneers in cell and gene therapy to lead our journey, with extraordinary scientific founders at the helm, providing the cutting-edge technology that sets us apart. We're not just building a company; we're cultivating a culture—one that values both skill and care.

Are you ready to be a part of our remarkable journey? We are looking for someone exceptional to join our growing team as a Associate Scientist in the Analytical Development group. This isn't just a job; it's an opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking therapies, to be part of a company's inception, and to make a transformative impact on patients' lives. If you're passionate about scaling a company from the ground up, making a real difference, and shaping the inclusive culture we're proud of, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Join us and be a driving force in achieving excellence in viral engineering.

What You'll Do:

    • Support the development and routine execution of analytical methods to release and characterize Kelonia’s injectable gene therapy products
    • Review and maintain analytical procedures and ensure cross-functional training and implementation
    • Support execution of qualification protocols of analytical methods
    • Design and execute assays for characterization and in-process testing and collaborate with senior AD personnel to interpret results
    • Prepare and present data and interpretations to cross-functional stakeholders
    • Serve as subject matter expert in collaborative development and tech transfer of analytical methods between internal stakeholders and external AD and QC organizations

What You'll Bring:

    • BS or MS in biology or related field with co-op, internship, or industry experience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Experience with cellular assays (examples: MSD/Luminex/ELISA, multicolor flow cytometry) and/or molecular assays (examples: qPCR/PCR/ddPCR)
    • Experience writing and revising SOPs and writing and executing protocols and reports for non-GMP activities in support of regulatory filings and/or process changes
    • Experience with assay qualification and validation preferred
    • Experience with viral vector titer methods, liquid handlers, and automation is a plus
    • Must work collaboratively, meet deadlines, and balance multiple workstreams according to group/company priorities 
Our goal at Kelonia is to promote a healthy work/life balance and we hope the benefits we provide are a direct reflection of that goal. We offer a hybrid workplace that provides employees with flexibility to work in the office or remotely dependent on job responsibilities. *We also offer a team-focused environment with a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, flexible PTO, and commuter) to match. Kelonia fosters a collaborative and inclusive workplace that allows you to become a part of a small team that places equal value on talent development and meeting company goals. 

Kelonia Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Kelonia does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.