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Sartorius Senior Scientist - Cell Therapy Expert in Marlborough, Massachusetts

In the Senior Scientist role, you will be responsible for leading technical and scientific activities for the development of upstream and downstream processes for cellular therapies including CAR-T cells, Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes and Allogenic T-cells.

Sartorius is one of the world ‘s leading technology and solutions provider to the life sciences and biotech / biopharma industries, and is actively shaping dynamic, innovative and high-growth markets. To drive the creation of new innovative biomanufacturing solutions, Sartorius has formed an initiative to discover new trends and cutting-edge opportunities for rapid conversion towards next generation continuous and integrated closed manufacturing solutions. This exciting initiative enables the research, process development and clinical production of novel modalities using next generation manufacturing platforms, in partnership with key customers.

Sartorius’ Process Development Services team in the Greater Boston (MA) area is a part of Corporate Research Group and is engaged in the design, development, and optimization of novel engineered cell therapy manufacturing processes that can be transformed from early pre-clinical stage into cGMP ready manufacturing scale. The incumbent is expected to work closely together with an internal multi-disciplinary product development team, to create forward looking processes that provide a basis for commercial manufacturing that can be integrated into our process solution offering.

What you will accomplish together with us

  • Lead and manage multiple high impact internal and external research projects by establishing priorities, milestones, schedules and deadlines.

  • Develop and write process development proposals, conduct hands-on laboratory work to optimize and troubleshoot upstream and downstream manufacturing processes for cellular therapies.

  • Responsible for writing, reviewing and maintaining electronic lab notebooks with the highest level of research integrity.

  • Responsible for writing project reports, briefs, protocols and making presentations to internal and external partners and project teams as required.

  • Lead technology transfer activities to internal and external collaborators.

  • Support marketing efforts by writing technical briefs, application notes and peer reviewed publications, leading or assisting with technical presentations at scientific conferences.

  • Conduct technical investigations and risk assessments related to processes.

  • Support generation of protocols, work instructions, batch records and reports.

  • Work independently in a matrixed environment.

  • Perform occasional extended hours and weekends to support ongoing lab activities as needed.

  • Mentor and support junior staff and build a culture of support and collaboration.

  • Comply with all site policies such as record retention, ISO requirements, and accountable for good housekeeping in all laboratories.

  • Comply with biohazard, special clean room and site safety/health procedures and guidelines as required.

  • Assist other team members and site management team with miscellaneous duties when requested.

What will convince us


  • MS (with 4+ years of industry experience) or PhD (with 1+ years of industry experience) in chemical, biochemical or biomedical engineering, engineered cell therapies or related field


  • Experience & knowledge of state-of the-art upstream and downstream technologies for cell growth, transfection, transduction, expansion, and purification for process development workflows.

  • Good knowledge of current developments in viral vectors and related technologies.

  • Hands-on experience with bioreactors, harvest and cell processing systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with specialists from target biological application areas and engineering disciplines such as mechanical (hardware, fluidic, thermal), electrical, software, sensor technology (optical, electronic), and chemical.

  • Experience working as part of multi-partner R&D projects.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Must have strong personal initiative and be results driven.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Experience with document control systems.

  • Familiarity with relevant guidelines from the FDA, EMA and ICH.

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, capable of clearly expressing technical concepts to people with various levels of technical expertise and diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Travel 5-10% of time, both foreign and domestic. Work on weekends as required. Work in a Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory.

  • Identification with our core values: Sustainability, Openness, Enjoyment

What we offer

Sartorius’ ambition is to simplify progress in the bio-pharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. Nearly 16,000 employees at more than 60 sites are working together on achieving our goal: Better health for more people. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Enjoy the advantages of working with a global player:

  • Opportunity for international career development:a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration

  • Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites

  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment

  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years

  • We offer a comprehensive array of benefits which include: Paid Vacation (3 weeks), 7 sick days (eligible to carry over up to 30 days), 11 Corporate Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays, Community Service Day, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance, STD & LTD, 401k (with generous company match), Tuition Assistance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Health and Wellness Program (in addition to other benefits).

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