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Cell Line Development Biologist

Eurofins USA
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Academic / Research
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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • Supportthe cell line development (CLD) team through participation in transfection, stable selection, cloning, expansion and characterization of mammalian cell lines for clinical and commercial production
  • Perform laboratory experiments using a variety of CLD and cell culture technologies including single cell cloning/clone picking, cell imaging, liquid handling automation and Octet/ELISA-based recombinant protein quantification
  • Support molecular characterization of the lead clonal cell lines for CLD programs including but not limited to mRNA analysis and gene copy number determination
  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Prepares experimental protocols.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Interprets data independently, and contributes to technical reports
  • Identifies technical issues, and implements solutions under supervision
  • Contributes to the design of new applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.
  • Coordinates within department as well as cross functionally with peers on projects.


  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, or related pharmaceutical science; 4+ years of biotechnology/biopharmaceuticalindustry experience in cell line developmentOR
  • Master's degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, or related pharmaceutical science; 1+ year of biotechnology/biopharmaceuticalindustry experience in cell line development
  • Sound knowledge of cell culture principles, experience in aseptic techniques required
  • Computer experience in common Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required
  • Experience in CLD technologies including culture of mammalian cells, single-cell cloning (sorting/clone picking), clonality assessment, and clone screening highly desirable
  • Experience in molecular biology methods including subcloning, RT-qPCR/ddPCR and Octet/ELISA-based recombinant protein quantificationis desirable
  • Experience with FACS, automation or Next-Gen Sequencing will be a plus.
  • Familiar with general laboratory procedures and aseptic technique.
  • Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and resolve routine issues using appropriate information.
  • Ability to work within department groups/team.
  • Exercises good time management skills
  • Proficiency in use of applicable lab equipment and operations; experience in maintaining written records of work in the form of laboratory notebooks (paper or electronic)
  • Expresses one's self clearly and concisely within function; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Cambridge, MAare encouraged to apply. Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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