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Scientist/Research Associate II/III- Cell Separation

San Diego, California

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Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-027519

BioLegend develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA.  Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support. Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology.

The Research Associate level II/III or Associate Scientist - Cell Separation will be based on experience.   The incumbent will actively participate in all stages of the development, optimization, and validation of new products. The incumbent will have the opportunity to participate the development and maintenance of TotalSeq products.  The successful candidate must be a self-motivated team player, be able to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team, and possess excellent organization skills.

Bachelor, Master, or PhD degrees will all be considered.  A minimum of two-year biological/biomedical lab experience is required.  The work requires routinely handling small animals and biological samples from animals and human donors.  Prior experience in tissue culture, flow cytometry, immunoassays (eg ELISA, Immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, Western Blotting), molecular biology techniques, data analysis, and project management are preferred.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Handle small animals such as mice or rats, collect blood and/or tissue samples, prepare single cell suspensions
  • Handle human specimen such as blood, isolate PBMC and subpopulations from human blood
  • Maintain cultures of mammalian cell lines
  • Perform and analyze flow cytometry experiments
  • Perform other immunological and biochemical assays, such as ELISA, Immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry staining, Western Blotting, etc
  • Independently analyze data (including using FlowJo and/or FCS express for flow cytometry data) prepare reports, present to internal and external departments
  • Perform molecular biology experiments, such as nuclear acid isolation, PCR, cloning, transfection, etc
  • Under supervision, research, design, and execute experiments according to project requirements
  • Maintain clear and accurate documentations following company policies and ISO requirements
  • Plan and track multiple projects simultaneously; pro-actively complete assigned tasks
  • Maintain facilities, lab equipment, and supplies as needed
  • Other projects or responsibilities as may be required

iACT Competencies

  • innovate – Be better, keep improving, be more efficient, creative, and be in the forefront of development
  • Aspire – Have desire, purpose, and ambition challenging ourselves to push the limits and reach new heights
  • Collaborate – Foster teamwork, common goals, selflessness, communication and mutual support
  • Transform – Adapt, learn, re-invent and change for future development and growth

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science related fields
  • Minimum of 2 year of hands-on experience in biological or biomedical laboratory work in an industry setting; Level will be commensurate to experience
  • Basic understanding of working in a BSL-2 level laboratory; Familiarity with basic lab equipment and knowledge of lab safety protocols
  • Proficiency with aseptic technique and tissue culture
  • Highly organized, attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Master or PhD degree
  • Previous course work and lab experience in immunology
  • Hands-on experience in flow cytometry and data analysis
  • Experience with handling mice and/or rats in a laboratory environment
  • Experience with handling human samples

Condition of Employment

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, BioLegend requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning January 18, 2022.

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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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