Work at ROCKET PHARMA and help cure rare diseases!Rocket Pharma is a fully integrated, clinical-stage company advancing gene therapies with curative potential for multiple rare childhood diseases. Rocket places enormous value on people and considers team member progress and well-being to be as important as the progress of its pipeline. We are looking for hands-on team players who enjoy collaborating with colleagues. We share a passion for seeking gene therapy cures for devastating diseases and making a difference for patients. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of a small, highly productive team and to help grow an entrepreneurial, scientifically driven organization that is increasingly recognized as a leading biotechnology innovator. In addition to a competitive compensation package featuring a generous 401K match and stock options, the position includes excellent health benefits.We are seeking a Cell Processing Engineer who will be responsible for evaluation of product/process improvements and oversight of late phase and commercial GMP manufacturing activities for ex vivo lentivirus drug products. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in process development and manufacturing of autologous cell therapies. The incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional department colleagues working within Rocket Pharma and other partners to ensure the successful execution of Rocket Pharma’s company business strategies and company objectives.Responsibilities:Extensive interaction and monitoring contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and contract testing organizations (CTOs) for the manufacturing and timely release of ex vivo lentivirus drug product.Review of executed batch records and other production-related documents.Real time technical review of batch data from critical runs as needed.Identify process development areas for improved efficiencies, yields, and/or cost of goods.Plan, prepare, execute, and supervise hands-on activities following detailed protocols and SOPs, to complete process development runs in an efficient and safe manner.Evaluate the results from process development studies to determine the appropriateness and timeline for GMP implementation.Advise/consult with CMC team on technology transfer to/from CMOs and CTOs for GMP production and analytic testing.Be responsible for the execution, data review, analysis, and document writing.Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks in a timely fashion and prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols.Collaborate with others to handle day to day operation of the laboratory to ensure smooth operation.Author and review documents including development reports, SOPs, assay transfer protocols/reports, CMC sections of regulatory filings (IND, IMPD, BLA, etc.), and scientific journal publications.Requirements:M.S in cell biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with 6-8 years R& D/analytical developmentexperience.A minimum of 3 years of cell and gene therapy manufacturing experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or an advanced scientific degree (Ph.D., PharmD) with 0-2 years of cell and gene therapy manufacturing experience.Experience with primary cell manipulation, enrichment methods, and genetic modification procedures is required.Excellent attention to detail, communication, time management, organizational skills, and flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning with proven ability to interact in a team environment.Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with the ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and handle rapidly changing information.Self-starter and must function well under minimal supervision.Expert MS Office skills with a specific focus on word processing, formatting, tables, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, slides, and templates, in addition to Adobe Acrobat.Handle issues appropriately and with a sense of urgency.Ability to travel up to 40%.A diverse workforce fosters innovation and strengthens Rocket’s business. We ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment in the workplace on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, citizenship, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws.Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Rocket Pharmaceuticals.