Analytical Development Scientist/Senior Analytical Development Associate

160 - Technical Operations · Berkeley, California
Department 160 - Technical Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome engineering biotechnology company located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing a pipeline of genome-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. The eight-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position. At Caribou, every employee is valued for their unique perspective, background, and diversity. Every person on the Caribou team contributes to problem solving and innovation. The Company’s vision is to advance agile genome editing innovations for the benefit of our communities.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Analytical Development Scientist/Senior Analytical Development Associate  to join our Technical Operations team in Berkeley. The ideal candidate will interact with team members across the organization and provide Analytical Development support to the Company.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing sensitive and robust analytical test methods to support release testing, stability and characterization of investigational cell therapy drug products
  • Writing analytical test method procedures, protocols and development reports as part of analytical method transfers
  • Reviewing method qualification/validation plans and reports by vendors
  • Serving as an analytical subject matter expert within department and cross-functional areas

Candidate must possess:

  • BS degree in the life sciences required, while an advanced degree (MS, PhD) is desired
  • Minimum 2+ years (PhD) or 5+ years (BS) of analytical development experience
  • Experience with development of analytical methods such as multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, Luminex, qPCR, ddPCR and LC-MS
  • Experience developing cell-based potency assays
  • Understanding of ICH Q2 principles
  • Experience with analytical method qualifications/validations and tech transfers in regulated environments
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and planning skills in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work independently on projects and take initiatives
  • Possess a sense of urgency; identify challenges and problems and take the initiative to identify solutions



  • Knowledge of basic statistics
  • Experience in authoring analytical modules of CMC sections in INDs
  • Experience in developing and transferring analytical methods to contract testing labs in support of gene engineering-based cell therapy products
  • Strong writing skills
  • Understanding of Good Documentation Practices

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up biotechnology company, and the successful candidate should have a passion for science and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and valued for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company-observed holidays. The Company provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401(k) retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions.

For more information, please visit Caribou is on Twitter. Follow the Company @CaribouBio.


Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    160 - Technical Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience