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Senior Project Manager – Morgan Hill

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who will work with internal teams and customers to successfully complete projects on time, within budget and within scope and maintain successful relationships with customers and internal stake holders.  This individual will work not only as a Project Manager but will also support the Sales and Marketing and Financial teams.  This position will be responsible for providing feedback when project scopes are altered and working with the Scientific and Sales teams to modify the contracts and related financial obligations.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to balance scientific and business goals.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitate communication with internal teams and customers.  Specifically, this will include setting up regular meetings with customers and meetings with internal cross-functional groups if required. Take notes during all meetings to track discussion topics and action items. Track project deliverables and timelines. Work with Project Assistants on the shipping and receiving of project-related materials. Track project scope and report if an increase or decrease is required.  If a modification is required, work with the customer and scientific and sales teams to prepare a modified workplan with appropriate financial milestones. Continue to build relationships with repeat customers to be able to efficiently draft proposals and execute projects. Work with the Project Management and the Accounting team to track financial milestones.  This will include monthly reporting on all deliverables.  In addition help build out processes to continuous develop Project Management as a function.

Qualifications

Bachelors in a scientific discipline

PMP Certification desirable

8 years of relevant industry experience

Knowledge in the scientific area that this PM will support our business. (ex: cell line development, cell-based assays, bioproduction, in vivo, hybridoma development, etc.)

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• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients.

• Self-motivated individual with excellent communication and attention to detail.

• Proficient with Microsoft office and SalesForce.

Required Education and Experience

Degree in Biological Science, PhD preferred.

3+ years of relevant industry experience in drug discovery, in-vivo and in-vitro services preferably in a CRO.

The applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment with multiple projects and adaptable to constantly changing timelines and priorities.

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Project Manager – Morgan Hill

Aragen Bioscience, Inc, is seeking a highly motivated Project Manager for Cell Line Development.

The Project Manager  will be responsible for managing projects and programs which will require facilitating communication between customers and internal scientific teams, organizing meetings, tracking project timelines, deliverables, and financial milestones. Preparing and presenting reports to senior management will be required. This individual will work on multiple projects with a diverse set of customers while maintaining Aragen’s high customer service standards. The successful candidate will have industry experience, knowledge about cell line development, cell culture, antibody discovery, protein production, protein purification, protein analytics/characterization, and/or process development would be beneficial.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with program leaders, and project team members to initiate, plan, schedule, execute and close projects.
  • Manage project related resources, maintain timelines and scope of projects.
  • Actively collaborate with cross-organizational divisions and contribute in both quality assurance and risk management tasks to ensure that project deliverables are met according to requirements.
  • Organize project team meetings, run manage meetings, and prepare & distribute meeting minutes.
  • Follow up with action items and track until completed.
  • Communicate real-time project and program information including risks to Program Lead and report to Division Head.
  • Manage all documentation from start of the project until completed.
  • Enter and manage Financial force tasks based on project milestones and update as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline desired. PMP Certification desirable
  • 2+ years project  experience
  • Excellent organization, time management, written and oral communication skills.
  • Great team player with ability to effectively liaise between different teams and with cross-functional departments.
  • Ability to multitask and interact effectively within a fast-paced team and dynamic work environment.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce & Financial Force desired

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Director/Sr. Director -Potency & Protein Analytical Sciences – Morgan Hill

We are seeking a motivated, protein analytics scientific leader to join the fast-paced and exciting Protein Sciences Division. We are looking for the right person to help us build and expand the organization from one that is focused on early discovery work, to one that can serve our client’s needs through later phases of clinical development. The ideal candidate has the analytical expertise, operational excellence, and personnel management/leadership experience to lead a growing team of scientists focused on assays to support all phases of protein drug development. The position requires a high degree of cross-functional teamwork and will report directly to the CEO of Aragen.

Position Requirements

  • Technical Excellence: Have direct experience with, or experience managing, a variety of analytical techniques for protein characterization and release/stability testing including ELISAs/Immunoassay-based assays for potency or binding, Octet or Biacore kinetics assays, HPLC- or UPLC-based methods for purity and glycans, cIEF, Western blots, SDS-PAGE and cell-based potency assays.
  • Operational Excellence: Have proven track record driving operational efficiency, capacity planning, and creating a results-driven organization. Ensure work quality and compliance objectives are met within timelines. Work cross functionally within the organization to successfully deliver on company objectives and obligations to clients.
  • Leadership Capability: Hire and develop talent within the organization. Create a team-oriented, empowered organization that views customer service as the top objective. Professionally represent Aragen to customers and during business development opportunities.
  • Strategic Leadership: Partner with other Business Unit heads, Sales and Marketing to identify new services and markets. Ensure the Protein Sciences Division is prepared to meet customer expectations and emerging needs. Develop the business rationale for expanding services, obtaining new technology, and expanding the organization.
  • Educational and Experience Requirements: PhD with 12+ yrs. of relevant experience in Biotech, Pharma, or CRO industry. Direct line management experience is required.

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Research Associate, Cell Line Development – Morgan Hill

We are seeking a Research Associate who under the direction of a senior scientist or director will be responsible for the execution of all technical tasks and data analysis associated with cell line development projects. In addition, the position will be necessary to executing cell line development and process development projects for clients. The candidate will be an innovative, independent and motivated professional. He or she will have experience in combinations of the following areas: stable and transient expression of proteins and antibodies, development of recombinant cell lines, early-stage upstream process development and production of proteins and monoclonal antibodies in shake flasks and bench-scale bioreactors. The candidate will be able to perform analytical assays used to characterize expressed proteins and antibodies including ELISA, Western Blot, BLI measurement. The candidate will have experience with troubleshooting protein expression, cell culture and assay related problems.

Requirements

  • BS, MS in any discipline of Biology or chemical engineering.
  • Experience in mammalian cell line development within a drug discovery organization or a CRO.
  • Deep knowledge of mammalian cell protein expression and upstream process development across different platforms.
  • Deep and current knowledge of bioreactor design, function and maintenance. Direct involvement in a GMP process or transfer to a GMP facility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments.

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Scientist, Immunology 

Aragen Bioscience, Inc, is seeking for its Preclinical Research Division, a motivated Scientist with several years of post graduate experience in in-vivo/in-vitro-Immunology-Oncology Assays.

This is an opportunity to work in a scientific environment that allows for personal development in program management and valuable client facing opportunities while learning and working in the latest of scientific innovation in the areas of oncology, immunology, inflammation and other disease areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing both in vivo and ex-vivo-based oncology and immunology assays using a wide variety of human and mouse immune cell lines as well as primary cells.

Assays will consist of both small molecules and biologic therapeutics and other state of the art platforms.

The candidate will work in timeline-driven, fast-paced matrixed environment that requires the ability to work simultaneously on multiple and diverse projects and interact across different functional groups. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be very detail oriented. Good communication skills, documentation and computer skills (PP, Word, Excel, Graphpad, etc.) are required and the candidate must be familiar with data organization, analysis and preparation for presentations. Aptitude and desire to learn new techniques is a must.

Position Requirements
  • MS, Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology.
  • 3+ years of experience in academia or industry. CRO experience is a plus.
  • Strong background in performing cell based/Immuno-assays (Tissue culture, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, ADCC, CDC, MLR, etc.).
  • Proficiency in pre-clinical small animal studies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in matrix environments.
  • Ability to perform in an environment of team work and collaboration.

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Aragen Bioscience provides a challenging work environment in which talented employees expand their technical skills and scientific knowledge and contribute directly to the ongoing success of the organization. The Company is located in Morgan Hill, California, at the south end of the Silicon Valley. We offer excellent salary and benefits. Aragen is an equal opportunity employer.