Scientist, Analytical team

We are currently looking to recruit a competent Scientist to strengthen our analytical team!

Responsibilities will include assay development, repurposing, optimization, monitoring and troubleshooting to support viral vector and/or cell therapy products.

You could be the person if…

  • You are individual with a strong scientific drive and ability to deliver
  • You produce clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English
  • You have good laboratory hands-on experience, able to share your expertise with others and open to learn new techniques
  • You have good analytical and critical thinking skills required for biological data interpretation and capable to make decisions based on the data
  • You are striving to understand science behind analytical method and have good attention to detail
  • You are able to innovate new ideas, approaches and views. You also enjoy developing yourself.

Your work approach is also precise, self-driven and you achieve objectives set to you in a timely manner. You can work independently, with team members and with other teams. As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges with a can-do attitude.

In order to succeed,

You should have a Ph.D. degree in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, pharmacy, molecular or cellular biology or any other related field of study or M.S. degree with a sufficient working experience from a university laboratory or pharma industry. It is an advantage if you already have some experience in aseptic- or GMP-work and/or you have knowledge on quality systems.

The job requires understanding and skills in cell culture techniques, different analytical methods and the ability to work independently after adequate training. Previous working experience with viral vectors, immune cells and/or bioreactors is seen as an advantage. The nature of the research work requires ability to cope with changing situations and a mind-set willing to face and overcome challenges. The official language at KCT is English, and good oral and writing skills are required to succeed in everyday work. Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft office tools are required.

The position is permanent and located in Kuopio, Finland. We hope that you are able to join our team in September 2022. This role is new in our organization due to our ongoing growth.

We offer modern facilities, inspiring atmosphere and a skilful motivated team. Our goal is to develop new gene and cell therapy products for the future. We have extensive occupational health-care and we support our personnel’s well-being via ePassi-account.

Visit www.kct.fi or find us from LinkedIn.

Please send your CV and application via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 01.08.2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

For further information, please contact Analytical Manager Olga Gurvich (+358 44 241 5107; olga.gurvich(at)kct.fi) between 10:00-10:30 on Wednesdays throughout June 2022.

Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT) is a world-renowned research institute located in Kuopio, Finland. Our mission is to conduct high-level research on basic and translational fields of gene- and cell therapy. The centre’s niche is in the interface between academic, basic research and the commercial biotechnology industry. KCT provides an exciting environment for applied research, discovering, establishing and developing them through Phase I clinical trials and utilizing some of the most advanced analytical and mechanistic proof-of-principle approaches in the sector.


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