Biologist

Employer
Aerotek
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 06, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
2164730575
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
Responsible for performing a variety of laboratory procedures to develop cell-based products, services and standards for life science research.
With guidance from the supervisor, the Biologist will be expected to be able to perform experiments as assigned, maintain detailed records of the scientific experiments, interpret results and suggest experimental plans based on results obtained.
Follow SOPs and generate cell banks while maintaining detailed records.
Perform routine maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for execution of product development related activities in the Advanced Cell Models Team including execution of methods of the culturing, characterization, expansion and cryopreservation of a wide variety of cellular models. Responsibilities includes feasibility testing, development, troubleshooting, and cell bank generation.
- Assisting in the development of robust SOPs for tech transfer of new and/or improved methods to Operations and support of projects through successful tech transfer.
- Develops appropriate application data to support posters at scientific conferences, webinars, website content, IP filings and other needs, as appropriate.
- Reads and understands relevant scientific literature and brings new product development ideas into the pipeline.
- Execute activities efficiently and effectively to meet program timelines and performance requirements in alignment with team and corporate goals.
Skills:
cell culture, mammallian cell culture, aseptic technique, cell biology, biology, Tissue Cells, cryopreservation, Optimization, batch record, tech transfer, Organoid
Top Skills Details:
Mammalian
Cell Biology
Aseptic
Organoid
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in a science related field plus 2-5 years of relevant experience required or a science related Master's degree plus 0-3 years of relevant experience required. Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture is required.
Experience with a variety of cell types (continuous, cancer, primary, stem cells, etc.) is desirable. Experience with three dimensional cell culture techniques is desirable. Prior experience in conducting laboratory research projects is essential. Prior experience in developing commercial products is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge and hands-on expertise in the handling of a variety of cell types including primary cells.
- Ideal candidate will have working expertise in immortalization and functional characterization of primary cells.
- Skills in characterization of cells using a variety of techniques, such as immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, protein and gene expression, and functional assays.
- Excellent record keeping skill for scientific work performed.
- Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy and time management skills.
- Seeks, learns, and applies new skills/knowledge to perform job responsibilities.
- Ability to efficiently multi-task and appropriately prioritize projects.
- Strong problem-solving skills to identify, evaluate and correct potential problems early.
- Self-starter, motivated and focused; ability to work independently as well as part of a team effort.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent listening skills and presentation skills to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively.
- Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office.
- Adaptable; be able to shift priorities and focus as departmental and/or business demands change including, but not limited to early/late hours and/or weekend hours.
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 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.

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