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Research Associate

Summary: We are recruiting for Research Associate and Senior Research Associate level positions within our Process Development, Analytical Sciences, and mRNA Technologies departments with the responsibilities below (under the direction of the lead scientists and directors)

Scope of Responsibilities
-All aspects of mammalian cell culture including media and buffer preparation, culture initiation, propagation
-Primary human cell isolations, genetic modifications, expansion and cryopreservation
-Performance of general laboratory tasks, including maintenance of equipment
-Maintain accurate and reliable records including database management, batch records, notebooks, and all other pertinent documentation
-Writing and/or contributing to SOPs, batch records, protocols and reports
-Train new laboratory personnel and collaborators
-Comply with all safety and infection control standards
-This is a hands-on lab-based position requiring a flexible schedule based on experimental work (some weekend work may be required)
-Analytical assays including flow cytometry, ELISA, westerns, cell counting, HPLC, pH and analyte measurements, electrophoresis (DNA, RNA and protein), cytotoxicity assays, microscopy etc.

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology, or related discipline with relevant experience
  • Have a strong understanding of tissue culture and aseptic technique
  • Willingness to work with lentiviral, AAV vectors and biological samples
  • Strong team worker who is also independently motivated, detail oriented and possesses good problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills; able to handle confidential information and material appropriately
  • Background in bioreactors and/or cell-based methods preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products