BS/MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field with 2-3 years of laboratory experience
Technical and theoretical background in molecular and cell biology is critical
Must have hands on experience with standard biotechnology lab and work practices as well as possessing strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with mammalian cells on transfection and analysis of results using common techniques
Experience optimizing processes using statistical methods such as DOE
Experience in cell culture, product development, and customer support is desirable
The successful candidate will need to be able to work well within a team, while executing independently, as well as show initiative in experimental planning and addressing issues proactively
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of transfection and delivery systems principles.
Attention to details and organization in all aspects of work.
Ability to quickly learn and apply new skills, procedures and approaches.
Ability to effectively document procedures, processes, and results.
Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously.
Good communication skills (verbal and written English).
Able to recognize potential problems that require solutions to be found at a higher level.
Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel. Statistics: JMP desirable.
How will you make an impact?
Cell Biology group is committed to delivering products that serve the research needs of our customers, while striving to develop them in a way that minimizes our use of natural resources and our impact on the environment. In this role you will work within an interdisciplinary team to develop custom transfection reagents product line. The selected candidate will also work with extended R&D teams, providing support for other projects as needed.
What will you do?
Work in the laboratory on maintaining mammalian cell lines for transfection studies.
Perform transfection of DNA, siRNA, mRNA and evaluate protein expression using various cell types during product development.
Transfer newly developed products from R&D to manufacturing.
Write scientific reports, present data, and interact with scientists from other R&D groups.
Investigate customer complaints.
Improve existing products and related processes and technologies.