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Research Scientist - Cell Culture

Boston, Massachusetts

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Location Boston, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-019171

This position will support drug discovery with a focus on cell line maintenance, differentiation and characterization. In addition, the successful candidate will initiate and propagate cell lines, bank and sterility test of newly acquired lines and engineered lines, manage inventory and distribute flasks or cryovials.

The candidate will conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols and in compliance with regulatory and laboratory requirements. He or she will work closely with other scientists across functional teams, providing critical cell culture support for lead identification and lead optimization programs in the disease areas of oncology, immunology, IMR, diabetes and neurosciencs.


  • Maintenance and operation of the SelectT and CompacT automated system (TAP)  

  • Cell culture media preparation, cell banking and testing

  • Cell differentiation, transfection and characterization

  • Cell based assay development and operation

  • Management of labware inventory

  • Distribution of cell flasks and frozen cell vials

Basic Qualifications:  

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in life sciences with 2-5 years of relevant bench work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in the areas of cell culture, including development of the standard operating procedures for the growth, maintenance and manipulation of contamination-free primary cells and commonly used research cell lines is required. Excellent aseptic technique is a must. Knowledge of cell line differentiation and characterization is a plus.

  • Experience with Flow Cytometry and laboratory robotics is preferred but not essential.

  • Familiarity with Excel and Outlook is required.

  • An ideal candidate should be flexible, adaptable and able to communicate effectively and professionally in a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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