Scientist, CMC Analytical Development

Sacramento, CA / Menlo Park, CA
Science – Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls /
Regular, Full-Time Employee /
More than one million people in the United States today are fighting blood cancer. While a traditional allogeneic stem cell transplant has been the best hope for many, the transplant itself can prove fatal or lead to serious conditions, such as graft vs. host disease. Orca Bio is a late-stage biotechnology company redefining the transplant process by developing next-generation cell therapies with the goal of providing significantly better survival rates with dramatically fewer risks. With our purified, high-precision investigational cell therapies we hope to not only replace patients' blood and immune systems with healthy ones, but also restore their lives.

● Perform scientific investigations related to immune cell function and analytical technologies
● Perform analytical method optimization and validation experiments
● Serve as subject matter expert for flow cytometry-based immunoassays
● Provide guidance to junior analysts to support method validation and transfer experiments
● Carry out experimental data analysis and compile data packages
● Support documentation preparation including development study protocols and reports
● Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including Process Development, Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Required Experience:
● PhD in Immunology or related field with 0-3 years postdoctoral/industry experience in immunoassay development. M.S. + 5 years industry experience may also be considered with demonstrated track record in immunoassay development and flow cytometry expertise
● Must have strong expertise in flow cytometry-base immunoassay technology
● Ability to provide technical troubleshooting to the cross-functional teams
● Outstanding written and verbal and written communication skills 
● Self-starter with great interpersonal skills and strong planning/tracking skills
● Must be able to work in a fast paced, changing environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation
The anticipated annual salary for this U.S. based job is $75,000– $100,000. The final offer will be based on professional experience previously in this role/industry, education, geographic location, internal equity, and other job-related factors as permitted by law. For remote-based candidates, this range may vary based on your local market. Actual compensation may vary. You will also be eligible to receive pre-IPO equity, in addition to medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401(k) plan, life and accidental death and disability coverage, and parental leave benefits. Total compensation will be determined at the Company's sole discretion. 

Who we are

We are driven by a passion for science and compassion for patients. We act with urgency to ensure our treatments are one day accessible to all who need them.

We live by our core values of passion, courage, and integrity. Excellence in our work means the chance to unlock a better quality of life for our patients, and with that comes tremendous responsibility.

We innovate on a path that hasn’t been paved. We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and take calculated risks to achieve our mission. We aren’t afraid to ask “why not” and challenge the status quo.

We maintain a start-up culture of camaraderie and leadership by example, regardless of title.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that celebrating our differences creates stronger, lasting solutions that better serve our team, our patients and their healthcare providers.

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