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Cell Biology Scientist - Des Moines

Employer
On Time Talent Solutions
Location
Des Moines, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 7, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Cell Biology Scientist

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. Des Moines is known nationally for the Iowa Caucus (Democratic pre-election process); the Iowa State Fair (one of the largest / best state fairs in the country); and the weekly farmers' market downtown. Whether you are looking to relocate or are a current resident, job opportunities in Des Moines are abundant.

On Time Talent Solutions is seeking a Cell Biology Scientist. The ideal candidate will need to be excited by the fast-paced environment, engaged while performing multiple roles, and possess a versatile set of technical skills.

Cell Biology Scientist Responsibilities:
  • Culture cell lines for required experimental objectives.
  • Perform cell-based assays and PCR methods to determine viral infectivity and titers.
  • Assist in the development of methods to enhance AAV and LV production in mammalian and insect expression systems.
  • Learn and execute viral particle characterization assays.
  • Work in a matrix environment to conceive, design, and implement strategies to address current challenges associated with virus production and downstream characterization assays.
  • Will maintain accurate lab notebooks and training files in accordance with relevant standards to support patent application and defense as well as other international standards (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.).
  • Perform literature searches related to products under development and new idea generation.
  • Work with customers to troubleshoot problems and understand unmet needs.
  • Will make contributions to scientific literature and conferences and comply with all company safety regulations and procedures.


Cell Biology Scientist Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Cell Biology, Virology or relevant scientific discipline.
  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience with mammalian or insect cell culture and aseptic techniques
  • Current laboratory techniques including transient transfection, PCR, quantitative real-time PCR, ELISA, and other relevant assays.
  • Knowledge of transient mammalian (plasmid) and insect (baculovirus) systems for protein expression and virus production a plus.
  • Experience with flow cytometry a plus.
  • Experience with AAV purification and downstream characterization assays a plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of completing tasks within established timelines.
  • Solid technical writing skills.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.
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