The field of gene therapy is growing rapidly and Genezen is here to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We provide process development, produce GMP viral vectors, and provide cell transduction for gene and cell therapy clinical trials and are proud to be a part of the process that leads to new cures. 

WORKING AT GENEZEN

Many people have worked in environments where you feel like just another nameless part of an enormous machine. Genezen is different. We want our employees to be innovative, collaborative problem solvers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of working at a fast-growing company. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to be their best and making Genezen a rewarding place to work. Every employee contributes to the success of the company and you can be part of that team.

JOB SUMMARY

Provide excellent scientific and technical expertise to analytical development activities. The person in this scientific role is expected to work collaboratively with the team to establish and implement best regulatory, laboratory practices and lead the execution of complex cell-based experiments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Design/implement in vitro potency assays using cell lines and primary cells
  • Culture and differentiate human CD34+ cells
  • Design and implement novel flow cytometry and ddPCR methods for functional assays, phenotype characterization, and cell sorting/enrichment applications
  • Utilize knowledge of primary cell culture to facilitate rapid and accurate assessments of potency
  • Quantify transgene levels and correlate with protein expression.
  • Establish infectivity assays to measure potency of purified viral vectors
  • Execute research timelines to meet program and corporate objectives
  • Train Analytical Development/Quality Control associates and techs and work closely with other departments, assisting in project planning.
  • Maintain high quality deliverables and open communication, creating a collaborative working environment
  • Contribute to a collaborative, creative, and rigorous culture of scientific discovery
  • Provide monthly reports to department head

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Adaptability required as work schedule may change based on business needs
  • Criminal background check required
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

Essential/Desired

BS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field

Essential

Knowledge of cell-based assay method development or high throughput screening

Essential

MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field with 5-8 years of relevant experience OR

Preferred

 

PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field 3-5 years of relevant experience

Preferred

A general understanding of virology and cell biology

Preferred

ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE

 

At least 8-10 years of experience working as a scientist in an academic, research, laboratory setting, or biotech/pharma company

Essential

Cross-functional team experience in an industry environment

Preferred

Experience with documentation and reporting of results using electronic lab notebooks

Preferred

SKILLS / ABILITIES

 

Ability to interpret and analyze data, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make decisions

Essential

Ability to maintain multiple projects and timelines

Essential

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Essential

Extremely high levels of initiative, adaptability, tenacity and troubleshooting skills

Essential

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet the following physical demands:

Work Environment

  • Frequently required to work in a BSL 2 environment with personal protective equipment/aseptic gowning
  • Regularly required to work around large machinery and typical utilities seen in pharmaceutical facilities
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; hazardous waste; and risk of electrical shock
  • Occasionally exposed to extremely loud noise levels
  • Spending time on the floor during activity execution (maintenance, construction, commissioning and qualification) is required

Movement

  •  Frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Lifting

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Vision

  • Frequently utilize close vision and the ability to adjust focus

Communication

  • Frequently required to communicate by talking, hearing, using telephone and e-mail

GENEZEN'S VALUE-BASED COMPETENCIES

Growth Mindset
Believe that skill is developed through dedication and hard work.
Intelligence & talent are just the starting point.
Mistakes are valuable lessons, not shameful indictments.

Flexibility
Adapt rapidly to a quickly changing, CDMO environment.
Respond by constructively creating & impacting opportunity through active participation.

Team Focus
Work together; succeed together; fail together.

Integrity
Do the right thing, on time, every time.
Speak up when needed.
Exercise respect.

Inclusion
Embrace the unique viewpoint of each individual.
Join the ongoing journey to a more inclusive workplace and community where we all help each other get better.

GENEZEN'S BENEFITS

  • Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
  • 8 observed holidays + 1 floating holiday + 1 volunteer day
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6% of salary, vested immediately
  • Choice of six healthcare plans
  • FSA and HSA programs
  • Dental & vision care
  • Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
  • Voluntary disability, universal life/personal accident insurance

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Nothing in the job description for this role restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • This position is located in Fishers, Indiana.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • Genezen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Genezen is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Genezen is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Fishers was named the #1 place to live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017 for its livability, safety and entrepreneurship. Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and is dedicated to supporting a high quality of life for all its residents. Nearby Indianapolis is home to professional and college sports teams, the Indy 500, a growing art community and the world’s largest children’s museum--to name just a few reasons why this area is a great place to live.

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