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Research Specialist

Pennington Reserve at Upper Providence, Pennsylvania

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Location Upper Providence, PennsylvaniaUS Job ID JR-032406

Job Summary
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to provide critical lab research support at a customer site in Upper Providence, PA. Depending on experience level, he/she may be involved in running specific assays as well as performing cell culture activities and/or molecular biology protocols. He or she should have a solid background in Biology and/or Chemistry as well as great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, the ability to cross-train and, be able to work independently.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 Gen 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/equipment 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

Critical Skills

  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training
  • Must be familiar with MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Minimum Requirements

  • BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in research lab settings (academic or industry)..

Preferred Requirements

  • Hands-on experience with a variety of cell biology and/or biochemistry lab techniques

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. 
  • Occasionally move or lift up to 25 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
  • 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 maybe 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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