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Research Associate II, Quality Control (QC)

Watertown, MA — Full-Time

Selecta Biosciences is seeking a highly skilled, collaborative, and motivated Research Associate II to join our Analytical Testing and Quality Control group.


Reporting to the head of the Analytical Testing and QC testing group, the Research Associate II produces timely and accurate data and documentation for analyses targeting a variety of nanoparticle components such as small molecules, peptides, proteins, oligosaccharides and synthetic polymeric material in support of the development of preclinical and clinical products based on the company’s proprietary synthetic nanoparticle technology developed to elicit the desired and optimal immune response.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • Executes GMP release and stability GMP testing and R&D testing for API, bulk drug substance and final drug product intended for clinical supply and provides timely and accurate data generation using a variety of assays including HPLC techniques and plate-based methods.
  • Maintains and analyzes method performance trending and provides peer review for analytical documentation of well-controlled analytical assays for the analysis of raw materials, drug substances and drug products
  • Compiles data in support of stability reports, formulation analysis reports and drafts Certificates of Testing and Analysis for drug substances and drug products
  • Performs and provides documentation for routine instrument maintenance and operational qualification.
  • Communicates frequently and effectively with the Formulation Development, Process Development and Manufacturing and Quality Assurance groups to support R&D studies, manufacturing, and stability programs.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and timely records in notebooks using GDP
  • Utilizes Microsoft Excel to perform analysis of and effectively communicate complex scientific data sets using logic functions, data search functions and automatic formatting.
  • Actively contributes to lab organization, safety, efficiency and general readiness for internal or external audit, including using lab and instruments in strict adherence to company safety, policies, rules and state and federal regulations.
  • Other duties as necessary

Education and/or Experience

  • A B.S. in Chemistry or related field with 3-5 years of relevant industry experience, or an M.S. with 2+ years of industry experience
  • Experience in HPLC separations including reversed-phase, normal phase and SEC with a variety of detection modes and plate-based assays including instrumentation troubleshooting is required. ELSD experience is a bonus.
  • Strong knowledge and focus on GMP compliance, including 21 CFR Part 11
  • Familiarity with data chromatographic systems such as Agilent Chemstation or Thermo Chromeleon is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to details and organizational skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaborative skills

Work Environment

An employee in this position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to Company policies, rules, and regulations in these as is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee handles hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. The employee will be required to wear all appropriate safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, gloves, shoes, and lab coat. Position may require long periods of standing.

About Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB) is leveraging its clinically validated ImmTOR platform to develop tolerogenic therapies that selectively mitigate unwanted immune responses.

With a proven ability to induce tolerance to highly immunogenic proteins, ImmTOR has the potential to amplify the efficacy of biologic therapies, including redosing of life-saving gene therapies, as well as restore the body’s natural self-tolerance in autoimmune diseases. The company’s first program aimed at addressing immunogenicity to AAV gene therapies is expected to enter clinical trials in early 2021 in partnership with AskBio for the treatment of methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a rare metabolic disorder. A wholly-owned program focused on addressing IgA nephropathy driven by ImmTOR and a therapeutic enzyme is also in development among additional product candidates. Selecta recently licensed its Phase 3 clinical product candidate, SEL-212, in chronic refractory gout to Sobi. For more information, please visit

Selecta is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled Individuals, and Veterans (M/F/D/V).


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