Senior Quality Control Analytical Scientist

California, United States
Thursday, 29 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 December 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM) is seeking a Senior Quality Control Analytical Scientist (CMQCA3) to design, develop, evaluate and implement product characterization studies and quality control assays in a phase appropriate manner consistent with principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

LCGM is a cGMP multi-product biologics manufacturing facility that provides regulatory, quality systems, process development and manufacturing support to the School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and Stanford Health Care (SHC) in developing innovative cell and gene-based therapies for the treatment of disease and the promotion of health in pediatric and adult patients in early stage clinical trials.

LCGM is a growing, dynamic team dedicated to supporting translational medicine and contributing to Stanford Medicine’s mission. We invite you to join our team!

Learn more about our team here:

Duties include:

  • The scientist will perform, direct and oversee the creation of test methods to support Stanford initiated  innovative cell and gene therapies in close collaboration with PIs and SMEs.0
  • The scientist will be responsible for assay qualification and validation in a phase appropriate manner according to ICH and FDA guidelines by authoring protocols, reports, and investigations 
  • Assay plateforms include qPCR, multi-color flow cytometry, qqPCR, cell counting and cell based assays.
  • Lead or support cGMP investigation and generating  corrective action plan for out-of-specification and deviations.
  • Write, review and edit accurate cGMP documents, including SOP, Test Proecedures, Sampling Plan, Certificate of Analysis and Qualification/Validation Protocols Planning and implementing critical analytical assessment of quality attributes to support the Analytical CMC development by closely collaboration with Process Development & Manufacturing, Regulatory Affair, and Quality Assurance
  • Oversee and support product specific QC operation is performed in consistent to sampling plan and manufacturing schedules  – including the operational assignments to individual QC associates for a variety of in process, drug substance, and drug product testings, sample shippments, data management and reporting data to stakeholders in a comprehensive manner.
  • Act as or collaborate with SME to ensure the cGMP compliance of facility and environment for clinical production of products at different phases.
  • Direct selection criteria and justification for QC raw materials;
  • Work with a cross-functional team as Liaison to ensure timely and comprehensive communication.  .

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Master’s degree or higher in relevant scientific deciplines with post-graduate work experience preferred – relevant scientific field may include Immunology, iPSC, stem cell biology, etc.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in cell based assay development, qualification and technology transfer 
  • Proficiency of Multi-Color Flow Cytometry, ddPCR, qPCR and/or Immunoassays
  • Willing to learn and ability to effectively work in fast pace environment with cross functional groups


Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ experience or advanced degree and five years’ experience in relevant scientific relevant scientific discipline or other appropriate specialty (such as Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Engineering).


  • Advanced experience applying multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices to provide technical leadership and influence experimental design and coordinate laboratory activity
  • Extensive technical QC experience in clinical laboratory, hematology, blood banking, immunology or QC laboratory preferably in cGMP environment.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of cGMP requirements.
  • Extensive experience in QC innovation and analytical methods and validation tests development.
  • Experience with technology transfer methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to influence and advocate course of action of research project.
  • Experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.
  • Demonstrated resolution of complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.




  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine hand manipulation, repetitive pipetting, perform desk-based computer tasks, and lift, carry, push, and pull objects up to 15 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals, confined spaces, working at heights
  • May require extended or unusual work hours (including weekends) based on business needs.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4950
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 87603

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