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
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)
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 Aerotek.com.
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.