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Associate I, QC Microbiology (1st Shift, Wednesday to Saturday)



Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

ElevateBio is a technology-driven cell and gene therapy company, accelerating access to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise to change the future of medicine. Our integrated technologies model offers turnkey scale and biotechnological capabilities to power genetic medicines processes, programs, and companies to their full potential.

The Role:

The Associate I, Microbiology is responsible for performing routine activities in the QC microbiology laboratory at our Waltham facility. This role will help establish the microbiology function at Elevatebio, including but not limited to; laboratory/clean room start-up and qualification, development of the environmental monitoring program and contamination and control strategies, and execution of routine QC microbiology assays. Experience with rapid microbiological techniques is a plus.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Perform routine environmental monitoring and safety testing of viral vector and cell and gene therapy drug products, ensuring that all work is carried out per cGMPs and applicable policies and procedures
  • Perform standard QC microbiological assays, such as bioburden, endotoxin, and TOC/Conductivity assays.
  • Report and review results from other QC Microbiology personnel
  • Perform routine QC Microbiology testing


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline (Biology/Chemistry/Microbiology/Engineering or related field) with 0-2 years of experience in a GMP Quality Control microbiology lab setting
  • Ability to communicate and work independently with scientific/technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of GMP, SOPs, and quality system processes a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience in cell and gene therapy manufacturing environment a plus
  • Routine weekend work required (Wednesday – Saturday 10hour shift)

Why Join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is a technology-driven company built to power transformative genetic medicines today and for many decades to come. The Company commercializes its enabling technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and industry-leading expertise through partnerships to accelerate development across a breadth of therapeutic approaches and modalities. The ElevateBio ecosystem combines multiple R&D technology platforms – including Life Edit, a next-generation, full-spectrum gene editing platform; comprehensive cell engineering technologies; and an expanded viral and non-viral therapeutic delivery platform – with BaseCamp®, its end-to-end genetic medicine cGMP manufacturing and process development business, to accelerate the discovery and development of advanced therapeutics.

We aim to be the dominant engine inside the world’s greatest scientific advancements harnessing human cells and genes to alter disease.

Our Mission:
To power the creation of life-transforming cell and gene therapies, at a speed the world deserves.

Our Vision:
We seek to be the world’s most indispensable cell and gene therapy technology company, redefining how companies operate, how products are created and how disease is treated.

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.