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Aerotek Research Associate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Clinical stage cell therapy company that is seeking a Research

Associate (RA) with experience in molecular biology to join the in-house

exploratory research and discovery team.

In this role, you will have an opportunity to work on your own

independent research projects, as well as with a small team on the cutting edge

of CAR design and development. You will also have opportunities to present

companywide, including to senior management.

This position requires a deep understanding of molecular biology

and its techniques, along with the ability to apply that knowledge for

optimization and troubleshooting.

This position is based in Philadelphia, PA.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design and implement experimental strategies following appropriate laboratory procedures and techniques with minimum supervision

  • Work closely with Scientists and other staff to perform laboratory processes including general molecular biology techniques and cell culture

  • Cloning and manipulation of complex plasmids and viral vectors

  • Analyze data, interpret results, and maintain accurate laboratory notebook records

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Highest moral and ethical integrity

  • BA/MA/MS or higher in biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, or similar field

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in industry

  • Hands-on experience of tumor and immune cell culture

  • Hands-on experience in general molecular biology techniques, including PCR, RNA/DNA isolation/purification, restriction digest/vector construction, and running electrophoresis gels.

  • Hands-on experience with lentiviral production, purification, and characterization

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and act on data generated during experiments

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience running flow cytometry samples and analysis using FlowJo

  • Experience performing and analyzing ELISAs

  • Experience performing and analyzing results from qRT-PCRs

  • Experience with Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs)

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.