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Scientific Director/Associate Director – Morgan Hill

Aragen Bioscience seeks a Director/Associate Scientific Director who will be a member of the reagent protein generation group. In this role, you will be empowered to play a critical role in the Biologics group and drive its scientific and operational strategy design and implementation. 

Position Objectives

  • Contributes to defining scientific and business strategies while managing multiple complex research plans that impact business objectives.
  • Partners with clients to positively impact project objectives and Aragen’s revenue.
  • Develops and sustains business practices that support projects and improves efficiency.
  • Partners in developing a strong and compelling vision for new technology/processes to support long-term business growth.
  • Communicates overall strategy and technical details of projects to others. Acts as lead functional/technical member of the project with frequent interaction with colleagues and external partners.
  • Acts as a coach to the group by influencing and inspiring scientists, and maintaining a culture that encourages inclusiveness, innovation, scientific rigor, and growth opportunities.

Position Accountabilities

  • SME for a biopharmaceutical field, preferably in protein purification and analytics, but other expertise will be considered. Working knowledge of molecular biology, mammalian expression systems, protein purification and analytics is essential.
  • Accountable for resource allocation and group’s delivery of products, results, and reports.
  • Provide scientific leadership to enable and drive timely and high-quality results for clients.
  • Represent the group at internal scientific and portfolio reviews.
  • Develop and drive execution of technical development activities.
  • Build relationships & collaborate with scientific leaders and external partners.
  • Coach and guide staff on scientific concepts and technical details of various biopharmaceutical methodologies. Play a major role in developing and maintaining a culture that is innovative, encourages risk, and supports the development of its people.

Education and Skills

  • Typically, candidates will have a PhD degree (or equivalent) with 10 years of business experience with 3 years of experience at the Principal Research Scientist level, or equivalent training/experience.
  • Strong scientific background and experience in biopharmaceuticals preferably a subject matter expert in purification strategy design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated competence for team leadership, people management and project management.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated client-facing interactions.
  • Broad and strong network in the industry and biotech.

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Sales Manager – East Coast

Fully Remote • East Coast – NJ,NY,PA,MD, DC or VA, NC

Aragen is looking for a Sales Manager who can effectively execute Sales and Business Development plans in coordination with senior management by qualifying and identifying potential clients and grow Aragen’s business accounts. The position is home-based in NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC or VA with target and focus on the US East Coast business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive towards assigned booking targets to grow the business within the assigned territory
  • Identify potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, agricultural, and veterinary sciences.
  • Identify key decision makers relevant to Aragen’s business for potential contact.
  • Mature existing contacts and leads into near-term revenue generation
  • Establish new contacts with biotech/pharmaceutical companies focusing within assigned territory and facilitate meetings with technical teams and senior leadership as required.
  • Systematic reporting of sales related activities, meeting summaries as well as revenue forecasting
  • Participate in and provide support for proposal writing with emphasis on consistency, quality and presentation to client.
  • Provide attentive and comprehensive customer service for ongoing and new customer relationships
  • Participate in and provide support for marketing research activities
  • Develop and expand on establishing a robust marketing database, identify and provide solutions for growth opportunities.
  • Provide market feedback to Aragen’s senior management
  • Ensure effective representation for Aragen by attending, exhibiting, and speaking at various conferences and trade shows.
  • Develop and maintain timelines that meet assigned projects and goals, work constructively with internal business partners.
  • Ability to travel whenever required and within the assigned territory to maintain customer relationship.
  • Represent Aragen Bioscience in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of cell line development, protein production, analytics and animal models of disease.
  • Existing network and contacts in the industry to facilitate market penetration.
  • Good understanding of protein sciences discovery market.
  • 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 candidate 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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Senior Research Associate – Cell Line Development – Morgan Hill, CA

We are seeking a cell and molecular biologist to fill an SRA role in our cell line development group. Other expertise will be considered, but the ability to develop and implement projects of technically complex natures based on understanding stated objectives is required. Responsibilities will include designing and executing lab experiments, coordinating experiments across functional groups, accurately analyzing and documenting data, summarizing results in technical documents, and planning future research direction. Effective internal and external communication and collaboration skills are essential for success in this position. Further the incumbent will maintain a high-level of awareness of recent developments within applicable fields and maintain state-of-the-art background in these areas.

Requirements
  • BA, MS, or Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Biology, Molecular Biology or other relevant life science disciplines with industry experience.
  • In-depth knowledge in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture performance and experience in cell line development is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/tasks. Ability to supervise and manage the activities of other staff is a plus.
  • Ability to rapidly make decisions based on data, scientific knowledge and sound judgement

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Senior Research Associate/Scientist – Purification – Morgan Hill, CA

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 or PhD in life sciences or chemical engineering with 5 + years (BS, MS) or 2+ years (PhD) of experience in bench- and pilot-scale protein purification including chromatography, depth and membrane filtration and ultrafiltration.
  • Independently operate analytical equipment such as analytical HPLC, plate readers,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/tasks. Ability to supervise and manage the activities of other staff is a plus.
  • Ability to rapidly make decisions based on data, knowledge and sound judgement

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Research Associate – Morgan Hill, CA

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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Account Manager  – Fully Remote, MA

GVK BIO is one of Asia’s leading Discovery Services Organizations. With our strength in chemistry, biology, formulations, development, and manufacturing, we help accelerate drug discovery and development for more than 400 global clients. Our US west coast site, Aragen Bioscience, Inc. provides biologics discovery and development services and preclinical biology services.

Scope of the Role

We are looking for an Account Manager to help grow Aragen/GVK BIO’s preclinical BIOLOGY business vertical.  The position is home-based in MA, NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC or VA with target and focus on the US East Coast business.  This position offers the chance to work in a fast-paced global scientific organization that is dedicated to bringing medicines to patients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent Aragen/GVK BIO’s preclinical BIOLOGY solutions in the US East Coast. This position will report to the Head of North America Biology Sales and will work collaboratively with the rest of the North America Field Sales and Inside Sales teams.
  • Drive towards achieving/exceeding assigned quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Identify new potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, and agrochemical segments.
  • Identify/contact/nurture key decision makers at prospect account and facilitate meetings with BIOLOGY technical teams and senior leadership as required.
  • Utilize strong sales skills throughout the sales cycle to understand client needs, identify opportunities, coordinate scientific presentations, work with proposal team to share client-facing proposal, close deal, and help successfully start projects.
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills to negotiate contracts and/or proposals and build long-term relationships with both clients and internal partners (scientific, finance, legal, project management etc.).
  • Travel within the assigned territory to develop and grow customer relationships.
  • Work with Inside Sales to drive effective prospecting of new clients
  • Using CRM, maintain up to date sales information, visit reports, forecasts/pipelines, report individual sales results and analysis/interpretation of sales trends.
  • Gather and present current marketplace trends and competitive intelligence that affect Aragen/GVK BIO’s success in the marketplace
  • Help cross sell to other business verticals within Aragen/GVK BIO
  • Represent Aragen/GVK BIO in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Experience/Skills/Education

  • 2-5 years of sales experience in the preclinical CRO industry.
  • Experience in selling biology services: in vivo pharmacology; in vitro biology; DMPK; and toxicology
  • Understanding of the drug discovery process and a network of pharma/biotech drug discovery contacts
  • Self-driven, with the ability to “hunt” for new business and “open new doors” within the biotech/pharma segment
  • Ability to operate remotely, whilst remaining an effective member of a global organization; experience working for a global CRO is a plus
  • Should have very good presentation and scientific communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and SalesForce.
  • Life Sciences degree; MS/PhD a plus.

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Sales Manager –  Fully Remote, East Coast – NJ,NY,PA,MD, DC or VA, NC

Aragen is looking for a Sales Manager who can effectively execute Sales and Business Development plans in coordination with senior management by qualifying and identifying potential clients and grow Aragen’s business accounts. The position is home-based in NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC or VA with target and focus on the US East Coast business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive towards assigned booking targets to grow the business within the assigned territory
  • Identify potential business prospects (leads) in assigned region across Pharma, Biotech, VC, Non-profits, research institutes, agricultural, and veterinary sciences.
  • Identify key decision makers relevant to Aragen’s business for potential contact.
  • Mature existing contacts and leads into near-term revenue generation
  • Establish new contacts with biotech/pharmaceutical companies focusing within assigned territory and facilitate meetings with technical teams and senior leadership as required.
  • Systematic reporting of sales related activities, meeting summaries as well as revenue forecasting
  • Participate in and provide support for proposal writing with emphasis on consistency, quality and presentation to client.
  • Provide attentive and comprehensive customer service for ongoing and new customer relationships
  • Participate in and provide support for marketing research activities
  • Develop and expand on establishing a robust marketing database, identify and provide solutions for growth opportunities.
  • Provide market feedback to Aragen’s senior management
  • Ensure effective representation for Aragen by attending, exhibiting, and speaking at various conferences and trade shows.
  • Develop and maintain timelines that meet assigned projects and goals, work constructively with internal business partners.
  • Ability to travel whenever required and within the assigned territory to maintain customer relationship.
  • Represent Aragen Bioscience in an ethical, scientifically accurate and professional manner.

Experience/Skills/Education

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of cell line development, protein production, analytics
  • Existing network and contacts in the industry to facilitate market penetration.
  • Good understanding of protein sciences discovery market.
  • 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.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, PhD/MBA preferred
  • 3+ years of industry experience in biologics sales in a CRO setting preferred
  • The incumbent 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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Head of CCM – Morgan Hill, CA

Technical

  • Provide overall leadership to Aragen’s Cell Culture Manufacturing (CCM) operations, develop, implement and oversee group objectives, ensuring alignment with site goals.
  • Responsible for product transfer, process validation, and process improvement.
  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical manufacturing in the following areas: Cell Expansion, Cell Culture, Purification, Solution Preparation and Weigh/Dispense. Employee will lead and work seamlessly across all areas and will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for multiple areas.
  • Strong partnership with Quality to support manufacturing operations and to support Quality and Compliance at all times.
  • Ensure systems and staff are prepared for inspections by regulatory authorities and customer audits.
  • Specify processing requirements in support of product and quality related topics.
  • Monitors and controls all aspects of manufacturing processes using data trending and /or statistical process control.
  • Works cross functionally to ensure process is controlled and issues are escalated and investigated.
  • Analyze process and facility capabilities to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead the transfer of products/processes from and to Aragen CCM.
  • Provide technical support to the front-line operations support groups in the Manufacturing Department to troubleshoot and improve process operations.
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments targeted at improving process robustness.

Leadership & People Management

  • Develop Aragen’s CCM group to meet goals in staff development, group effectiveness, efficiency, process improvement, customer service, and safety.
  • Establish culture of strong team spirit, effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire team to achieve short and long-term goals.
  • Manage groups organizational growth and development including hiring, promotion, and compensation and provide training of personnel on company’s and department policies systems and processes.
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities and is change advocate.

Financial

  • Plan, develop and oversee CCM budget.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in the life sciences or in an engineering discipline (Ph.D. preferred).
  • At least 10 years of experience in the GMP cell culture manufacturing
  • At least 7 years of managerial experience

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • In depth knowledge of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and GMP requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team leader with demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, lead technical teams, and support manufacturing operations in a flexible and dynamic team environment.
  • Experience in leading, motivating, developing, and sustaining creative output from a diverse technical staff.

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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.