Bioseparations Scientist and Technical Trainer

Req ID #:  215251

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, Charles River Cell Solutions has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.

We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making Cell Solutions a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at Cell Solutions, you will make a difference every day.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  

Job Summary

The Bioseparations Scientist and Technical Trainer is responsible for supporting laboratory management with the maintenance and profitability of the cell isolation laboratory. They will work closely with management to develop, execute, and modify (as appropriate) staff training and laboratory documentation, as well as to ensure compliance.  The role will be responsible for guiding successful routine production and QC tasks including analytical testing, review of production records, and creation of certificates of analysis (COA).


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Takes the lead on technical decisions in the lab day to day.
•    Trains and ensures staff complies with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and quality systems.
•    Subject matter expert with operating basic lab equipment (i.e., centrifuge, microscope, hemocytometer, incubator).
•    Directly oversees performance of processing of blood and bone marrow products using manual processes and automated equipment by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) and other regulatory agency procedures.  
•    Identifies and troubleshoots problems encountered in assigned tasks of junior staff and properly documents corrective actions; notifies management of non-compliance issues.
•    Designs, formalizes, and executes supporting experiments to meet strategic marketing objectives for the organization.
•    Evaluates and provides technical guidance on new processes for cell isolation, enrichment, and analysis.
•    Generates and/or reviews production batch records, product QC, and CoAs.
•    Authors and reviews detailed protocols and instructions.
•    Provides solutions that are imaginative, thorough, and consistent with objectives.
•    Performs some small-scale R&D and protocol development for new product lines.
•    Contributes to error/accident reports, related root cause analysis, corrective actions, preventive actions, and follow-ups, as applicable.  

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in a Life Sciences or related field/discipline required.
•    Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
•    Must have cell processing experience in industry, specifically in cGMP or GLP environments.
•    Ability to use inventory management software.
•    Ability to operate controlled rate freezer.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


The pay range for this position is $92,600-125,200. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 


About Charles River Cell Solutions

Charles River Cell Solutions is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. Cell Solution’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 

In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 

Together, with over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Cell Solutions, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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