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Process Development Associate

Process Development Associate Job Description

Reports to: Sr. Scientist, Process Development
Location: Houston, TX
Inquiries and Resumes should be sent to:

The Process Development Associate is responsible for carrying out hands-on internal laboratory experiments, process development, report writing as well as assisting in the associated technology transfer to the cGMP setting.


  • Work with Ziopharm personnel to assist in developing and translate gene-modified T cell processes and methods to the cGMP environment
  • Execute experiments to define process conditions, minimize process variability, optimize process parameters, and identify critical process parameters.
  • Aid in the execution of technology transfer protocols as well as validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) for cell processing equipment. The technology transfer responsibilities will also involve periodic work in the cGMP manufacturing environment. Examples of specific job duties are as follows:
    • Carryout laboratory experiments and developmental procedures.
    • Generate process analytical data and documentation for projects.
    • Perform hands-on processing of blood products using a variety of cell processing equipment


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a cell biology or bioengineering field and a minimum of 1 year in the biotechnology industry.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work well with cross-functional teams or independently in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment.
  • Well-organized with solid technical, written, and verbal communication skills, computer skills, and proven ability to multitask.
  • Attention to detail and strong quality ethos.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Preferred experience in primary cell culture.
  • Preferred experience in process development.