Research Scientist I in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

Position ID: 43500
Georgia Institute of Technology
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization & Manufacturing (MC3M)
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Research Scientist I in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

Job Description:

The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience is seeking an experienced, full-time Research Scientist for the Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M). The MC3M is bringing together bioengineers, bioprocess/ manufacturing engineers, and industrial engineers to work closely with cell biologists, clinicians, and industry partners to ultimately make cell therapy manufacturing reliable, reproducible and amenable for broad clinical use.  We are looking for a highly motivated and creative engineer or scientist to join this dynamic team and contribute from the beginning to establish MC3M as a premier authority of cell characterization, manufacturing, and scale-up process development.  The ideal individual will have extensive experience in cell culture expansion and characterization (genome, proteome, biophysics, etc.), in particular mesenchymal stem cell research and significant technical assay experience.  Most importantly, this individual should demonstrate flexibility and the ability to learn quickly in a newly established environment to help lay a strong foundation for success. Ideal candidates at would have completed a BS, MS, or PhD in bio/biomedical engineering, biology, or other science related field. Some industry experience, especially in cell therapy or regenerative medicine research is preferred, but not required. Industry and/or research experience in GMP/GLP-compliant cell manufacturing production processes is a plus.

Major Responsibilities:

This position will support a multitude of projects, including but not limited to: cell characterization, omics based analytics, potency assay development, process development, assay and sensor development, setting up a GMP/GLP-compliant facility, etc.  Demonstrable proficiency with several of the following techniques is a plus: Extraction, Isolation, and Analysis of Protein, DNA, RNA, Biophysical and Morphological assessments (flow cytometry, ELISA, mass spec, Illuminex, rt-PCR, RNAseq, etc.) As the MC3M is a relatively new center, there will be a large amount of protocol writing and establishing SOPs. Organization, documentation, and self-motivation are key attributes for success in this position.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Degree in Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, or other biotechnology related field
  • BS with 2-5 years of experience
  • MS with 1-2 years of experience


  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced cross-functional environment, in the absence of set procedures and oversight
  • Strong experience in cell-based biological research
    • Background in mammalian cell culture, bioreactor culture expertise, bioprocess monitoring and control experience
    • Cell characterization techniques (ex. Extraction, Isolation, and Analysis of Protein, DNA, RNA, Biophysical and Morphological assessments)
  • Experience in start-up environments a plus
  • Experience in regulated fields a plus (knowledge of quality management systems and procedures)

Anticipated salary range:

$42,000 – 48,000

Application Procedure:

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV/resume to Andrea Soyland at

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Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7912
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator