Turnstone Biologics Inc. is the leading virus-based immuno-oncology biotechnology company developing novel oncolytic vaccine therapeutics for cancer patients. Our first-in-class platform technology attacks tumors using a two-pronged approach: targeted and robust tumor killing using an oncolytic virus, in combination with a cancer vaccine that generates long-lasting anti-tumor immune responses. Turnstone is building a world-class, high-performing team that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency. Turnstone has a seasoned board of directors and venture capital partners, is enrolling clinical studies, has a rich development portfolio, and highly active R&D efforts led by a world-class scientific management team. Turnstone is co-located in Ottawa, Canada and New York, USA. For more information, please visit www.turnstonebio.com.

 

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

 

Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding are what we call ‘another Thursday at Turnstone’? At Turnstone, the science drives decision making, and our drugs are designed with the patient in mind. Like the disease we’re fighting, our platform is complex, and transformative. If you’re a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you.

 

 

We are currently searching for a Senior Scientist, Process Analytics to join our growing team in Ottawa!

 

  • Act as an Analytical expert to support all process development experimental design, assay considerations, and data interpretation
  • Support Tech transfer of analytical methods to Process Development labs including technician qualification
  • Accountable for the overall performance and integration of Analytical Methods for process development team
  • Support ongoing usage of methods within external partner laboratories through trending of analytics and review of method controls
  • Participate as active PDMS member at team meetings, to keep up to date with priorities, risks and data
  • Collaborate with the AD team to develop new analytical methods
  • Support process development scientist/engineers with test method set up, data interpretation including QC of raw data to support pass/fail, and interpretation of matrix interference
  • Design studies at internal/external partner labs to support assay development/matrix interference studies
  • Liaise as main point of contact with AD team to assist in global trending across shared methods.
  • Work with AD team to manage creation and inventory of banks, and standards for PD Analytics

 

Requirements:

 

  • PhD in a related field (Biochemistry, Biology, Virology)
  • 3-6 years of industry experience in an analytical focused role
  • Broad knowledge of development, troubleshooting and trending across several molecular and cell-based assays: cell culture, Plaque assays, TCID50 assays, quantitative PCR, RNA and DNA extractions, and ELISAs
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several competing priorities
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • This is a role that requires constant interface with and representation of the team. The candidate must exude mature interpersonal skills, and a communication style that matches the Turnstone style: respectful, transparent, and constant
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint. Knowledge in JMP software considered an asset
  • Self-motivated and efficient, able to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency and function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Attention to detail and highly organized

 

Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.