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Lyophilization Scientist (Post-Doc/Contract Scientist)

Job Code DF12012

General Summary

The Process Development Scientist will be responsible for lyophilization process development of cell suspensions, including lyophilization equipment start-up, development of lyophilization cycles, and characterization of lyophilized materials. The position is project-based with a duration of 1 year. The primary project goal is to address the challenges of lyophilizing and rehydrating biologically active human progenitor cells, and demonstrating the feasibility of preparing this form of preserved cell suspension. This cutting-edge research in lyophilization science serves as a substantial opportunity to contribute to expanding the commercializability of cell therapies products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Start-up and maintain lyophilization equipment; train and supervise use of equipment by junior staff
  • Start-up and maintain analytical equipment for lyophilized material characterization; develop test methods
  • Design, execute and interpret experiments to develop lyophilization cycles for cell suspensions
  • Author reports; present results in cross-functional forums


  • PhD with 0-2 years experience or BS/MS with 2-10 years of previous experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of lyophilization principles
  • Experience developing lyophilization cycles for biologics
  • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation/methods employed in lyophilized product characterization
  • Demonstrated skills in designing, executing and interpreting experiments
  • Design of Experiments and Statistical Modeling experience a plus
  • Cell culture and cell characterization experience a plus
  • Experience supervising junior staff a plus

Cellerant is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring the best qualified individuals and giving them the opportunity to stretch their abilities. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please submit your CV and cover letter by Mail/Fax or Email including job code DF12012 in subject line to


Cellerant Therapeutics, Inc.
Human Resources – Job Code: DF12012
1561 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel.: 650-232-2122
Fax: 650-232-5495


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