Senior Scientist, Biologics Cell Line Development

Boston, MA /
Cell Line Development & Process Development /
Our mission at Asimov is to radically advance humankind's ability to design living systems. We're developing a mammalian synthetic biology platform––from cells to software––to enable biotechnologies with outsized impact, with an initial focus on gene therapies, cell therapies, and protein therapeutics.

We're seeking a Senior Scientist, Biologics Cell Line Development to join our team in Boston, MA and help push the boundaries of biotherapeutic cell line development. This role is for a technical leader on our team, who will participate in CHO-based cell line development for biologic therapeutics, design complex experimental approaches to improve our workflows and systems, coordinate project efforts, and mentor aspiring scientists. 

The successful candidate will also work closely with Asimov’s synthetic biology and process development teams.  This is a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, forward-thinking synthetic biology startup and help build the future of biological engineering.

About the role:

    • You’ll perform CHO cell line development processes including transfection, cloning, characterization, and cell banking using state-of-the-art equipment.
    • You’ll drive innovation through the development of novel cell line development workflows and applications.
    • You’ll identify emerging practices for biologics cell line development and manufacturing to shape scientific strategies and develop improved workflows.
    • You’ll represent the cell line development team on cross-functional projects, making decisions for cell line activities and effectively communicating results, progress and plans.
    • We have a hybrid team structure with our cell line development team working from our lab and office in Boston, MA.

About you:

    • You’re a creative problem solver and get excited about the opportunity to drive the creation of industry-disruptive technology.
    • CHO-based cell line development is squarely in your wheelhouse, stemming from years of experience. 
    • You have experience performing biological drug production, protein analytics and process development.
    • You have a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field.
    • We’re looking for someone with 3+ years of hands-on experience performing CHO cell line development in support of GMP production of recombinant proteins.
    • Don’t let this stop you from applying, but it’s a plus if you are familiar with media/feed development, ambr bioreactors, or flow cytometry.
    • Experience working with a global customer base isn’t a requirement for this role but bonus points if you have it.
We're fueled by a vision to transform biological engineering into a fully-fledged engineering discipline. Should you join our team, you will grow with a constantly evolving organization and push the frontiers of synthetic biology. Company culture is key to Asimov, and ours is a culture of recombination; we believe that our mission can only be achieved by bringing together a diverse team with a mixture of backgrounds and perspectives.