Analytical Method Development Associate I

Requisition ID 2023-12882
Posting Date 2 months ago(8/14/2023 3:27 PM)
Job Location(s)
Pittsburgh PA United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Myosite Inc.


Cook MyoSite, Inc. is on a mission to make regenerative medicine a part of everyday medicine. We’re investigating our core technology, autologous muscle-derived cells, for the potential treatment of several muscle-related disorders. We at Cook MyoSite have the potential to make a difference in the lives of countless people around the world, and we also have the potential to make a difference in yours. Joining our team is an opportunity to ignite your passion, grow your potential, and define your purpose. If you’re curious, motivated by helping others, and driven by integrity, we invite you to apply.


The Analytical Method Development Associate I performs laboratory work to support analytical method development for cell therapy clinical and research products. 


• Execute laboratory experiments and provide support for analytical method development projects
• Follow laboratory procedures and maintain laboratory records
• Collaboratively optimize analytical methods, and related reagents and instruments, for assessing manufacturing processes, materials, and products
• Collaborate with team scientists to design and plan laboratory studies
• Prepare technical and scientifically accurate reports and presentations
• Perform routine laboratory procedures such as preparing reagent stocks, maintaining cell cultures, and performing cell counts
• Contribute to the maintenance of the development laboratory space, including performing instrument and equipment maintenance and managing inventory
• Effectively communicate with team members and other departments as applicable
• Act as a departmental and cross-functional resource to provide technical and scientific support in areas of expertise
• Assist in activities related to analytical method transfer, validation, material qualification, change control, and investigations
• Demonstrate excellent organizational, multitasking, and documentation skills
• Develop scientific and technical proficiency and capabilities as necessary for project completion   
• Apply sound reasoning and scientific principles in areas of responsibility



• Undergraduate degree in Life Science or Engineering

• Undergraduate degree with 1-3 years of relevant research experience

• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, and other general office equipment.
• Proficiency or comfort level working with material of a highly technical or scientific nature

• Basic knowledge of, and skills required to maintain company quality and safety standards.
• Works under direct supervision.
• Assists in the development of techniques and procedures.
• Completes assigned projects to develop scientific and technical proficiency.
• Ability to understand and execute complex instructions
• Ability to apply sound reasoning and scientific principles in areas of responsibility.
• Ability to organize assignments, pay attention to detail and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
• Ability to work individually and within a team.
• Ability to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
• Ability to read, write and communicate verbally to perform assignments and explain results.
• Ability to understand and demonstrate Cook MyoSite Core Values.
• Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
• Ability and desire to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities through training, research and on-the-job experiences as needed to maintain competency in job performance.
• Ability to work with and for others at various levels of global organization to achieve company goals.
• Ability to anticipate material shortages and act proactively to avoid them.

• Working knowledge of and experience with adherent cell culture and related laboratory techniques

Full Time On Site


Physical Requirements:

• Laboratory Setting (Non-Production: General office, warehouse and laboratory setting with potential (limited) exposure to hazardous chemicals and/or harsh disinfectants while in BioSafety Level II.

• Ability to conduct and hear ordinary conversation and telephone communication.
• Must be able to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended work hours and/or extra work hours, sometimes on short notice as required.
• Ability to work under specific time constraints.
• Must be able to sit at desk, in meetings and/or work on a computer for long or extended periods of time.
• Visual and manual acuity for working with computers and equipment.
• Ability to spend majority of day standing in laboratory setting or sitting in biological safety hood setting.
• Physically capable of standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing steps and ladders, reaching, twisting and bending on occasion with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis with or without reasonable accommodations.

• Must be capable of performing PPE gowning procedures on a frequent basis to enter BioSafety Level II including safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory scrubs (pants and shirt) and facial • mask (if required) on a regular basis.
• Must be able to extend arms outright for extended periods of time, periodically at intervals for up to 3 hours at a time.

• Employee that does not interact with Healthcare Professionals
• Compliance with all policies of the company including without limitation the Cook Employee Manual, Cook Code of Conduct, Quality System Manual, Cook Electronic Information Policy and HIPAA regulations.


At Cook MyoSite, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Cook MyoSite is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

This job description features the essential and critical functions of the position described and is not an exhaustive list of tasks and/or responsibilities. This may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


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