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Senior Scientist or Senior Engineer, Process & Manufacturing

Compass Therapeutics is a fully-integrated drug discovery and development company focused on manipulating the immune system to treat human disease using our proprietary Targeted Immunomodulation™ platform.  Compass is initially focused on developing cures for cancer by comprehensively drugging the entire tumor-immune synapse with combination therapies. Novel scientific insights are validated and explored deeply inside our labs before Compass pursues the best proprietary combinations of therapeutics into human clinical trials.                                  

Compass has attracted $170M in Series A financing to fund our ambitious plan to build a fully- integrated biopharmaceutical company from the ground up. Our investors are among the most sophisticated venture capitalists in the industry who exemplify our philosophy of building long term economic value through our therapeutic pipeline. They include OrbiMed Advisors, F-Prime Capital, Borealis Ventures, Thiel Capital, Cowen Private Investments, GV, and Alexandria Real Estate Ventures.

Our Process & Manufacturing Group is seeking a hands-on Senior Scientist or Senior Engineer at our Cambridge, MA site.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize cell culture processes for antibodies, antibody-like, fusion, or other proteins
  • In-house production of proteins for characterization, purification development, and other in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Implement innovative and scalable development strategies
  • Transfer and oversight of cell culture processes to manufacturing sites
  • Design and perform process characterization activities for biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes
  • Participate in process validation activities of biopharmaceuticals
  • Collaborate with internal and external groups on biologic projects
  • Represent the Process & Manufacturing Group on various project teams
  • Support department head in planning and executing program timelines and objectives within established budget
  • Support regulatory filings
  • Cure cancer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in cell culture development ranging from small scale (flasks) to multi-gram scale (bioreactors), including the use of statistical approaches for planning and executing experiments
  • Knowledge of single use systems (SUT bioreactors) required
  • Familiarity with cGMPs for biopharmaceuticals and regulatory submissions
  • Ability to work well independently as well as a member of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S., M.S. with 7+ years of experience OR Ph.D.  with relevant experience

We believe that science is bigger than any one person. Our legacy is what we achieve together. To that end, Compass Therapeutics offers individually-tailored compensation packages which include competitive cash compensation, meaningful equity participation, comprehensive healthcare and adoption benefits, continuous career development, sabbatical programs, education reimbursement and many other benefits aligned with our philosophy of putting our team first. Our labs are located at 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA.

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