Research Associate II, Cell Therapy

Beyond A Resume

Beyond A Resume is seeking a full-time Research Associate II with Cell Therapy experience for our Biotechnology client in Rockville, MD.

Job Description:

The Research Associate II will be responsible for supporting the Cell Therapy team in important research and development activities.

Reports To:

Scientist of Cell Therapy

Job Responsibilities:

The Research Associate II will play a key role in the process development of cell therapy products such as human cell purification, viability, and cell count, cell culture, transfection, electroporation, Western blot, Flow cytometry, ELISA. Requires detail-orientation, hands-on approach, organization skills, team orientation, enthusiastic attitude, and adaptability to changing requirements with strong communication skills. The Research Associate II will possess the ability to work independently with some supervision.

-Plan, and execute laboratory experiments to support process development activities

-Analyze process data critically and author technical reports and standard operating procedures

-Contribute to the design and creation of development plans, aiding to process definition, process lock, and optimization of process steps

-Summarize and present data in group meetings and contribute to group discussions

-Perform cell-based testing including cells isolated from human tissue to understand cell characteristics

-Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and documentation

-Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment

-Manage laboratory equipment and supplies

-Troubleshoot and solve technical problems

-Review documentation to ensure quality control requirements.

-Use GLPs, SOPs, processes, and company policies when performing all job functions.

-Work independently as well as with other team members to perform and troubleshoot experiments or assay performance

-Work with outside collaborators including other biotechnology companies, CROs, and CMOs to support process development

-Consists of 75% laboratory work and 25% office work

Job Requirements:

-BS with 2+ yrs of relevant experience or MS in the life sciences field

-Prefer process development laboratory experience

-Prefer demonstrated understanding of mammalian cell culture and the aseptic technique

-Prefer T or DC-cell culture experience and basic immunology knowledge

-Prefer the human tissue and cell isolation technique experience

-Prefer previous cell therapy experience

-Able to work onsite

*Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.

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