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Research Specialist, Genomics/Gene Editing

Pennington Reserve at Upper Providence, Pennsylvania

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Location Upper Providence, PennsylvaniaUS Job ID JR-032254


  • Deliver high quality research support in a variety of functions
  • Activities may include, but are not limited to: media prep, automation support, cell culture, assay support, high-throughput expression, molecular biology (virus titration, PCR, plasmid purification) Next Generation Sequencing, DNA/RNA extraction, DNA sequencing, and protein purification
  • Other activities may include sample preparation and/or buffer preps (including GxP)
  • Individual may be required to perform lab/ experiment user-level maintenance, general lab prep work, and scheduled equipment quality checks (including GxP)
  • Perform multiple experimental assays and maintain relevant lab samples and materials
  • Write, maintain, and troubleshoot experimental protocols
  • Analyze, synthesize, and communicate data to both technical and non-technical colleagues and collaborators
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in life sciences or engineering
  • 2 years of laboratory benchtop experience with various equipment platforms

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with genome editing or functional genomics screening
  • Experience in lenti virus preparation and viral transduction of cell lines
  • Experience in cell-based assays including cancer cell killing assay
  • Fluency with genetic, proteomic, imaging, and/or other ‘omics technologies
  • Flow cytometry experience and analysis will be a plus
  • Ability to work well with others, with minimal supervision and once trained on tasks is self-motivated and does not rely on being provided individual tasks daily
  • Communicates well and speaks up accordingly to address concerns
  • Works well in a fluid and high paced environment, can switch gears easily

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remains in a stationary position more than 25% of the time
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move inside and outside labs
  • Frequently bend, squat, stretch and reach in order to perform in a service function. 
  • Regularly move or lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 100 pounds  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the instrument), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position. 
  • Regularly operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Use of personal protective equipment in laboratory.
  • Work with biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment.
  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Employee may be required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.
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