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Research Specialist, Stem Cell Culture

Pennington Reserve at Upper Providence, Pennsylvania

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Responsibilities

Location Upper Providence, PennsylvaniaUS Job ID JR-032687

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality laboratory support to the Stem Cell team within the Genome Biology group.
  • Lab work will include the generation of iPSC-derived myeloid cells including precursor maintenance, harvesting, and feeding.
  • Dislodge cells during screening activities and provide them to the screening platform.
  • Replate myeloid precursors to generate terminally differentiated cells.
  • Preparation of base media, coated plates, aliquoting and tracking of growth factors.
  • Data reporting, management, and interactions as appropriate with the teams.
  • Interact with senior staff members as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with all R&D data integrity practices, ethics codes, standards and training, and safety training and practice
  • 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 or Master’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology or Biomedical sciences fields with laboratory research experience in an laboratory environment.
  • 2+ years of technical expertise in cell culture, general lab instrumentation, cell-based assays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical drug discovery. 
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high-quality, consistent results in a timely fashion.
  • Ability meet timelines successfully with the utmost attention to detail while setting high performance standards.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data.
  • Design and executes new and established methods and protocols.

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 operate on instruments, objects, tools or controls, which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching 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. 
  • Occasionally 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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