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Cell Biologist I - Tissue Culture Large Scale

San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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BioLegend, Inc. (a PerkinElmer Company) develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA. Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support. Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology.

In 2021, PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, acquired BioLegend. The acquisition, the largest in PerkinElmer's history, further expands the Company's life science franchise into high-growth areas such as cytometry, proteogenomics, multiplex assays, recombinant proteins, magnetic cell separation and bioprocessing.

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Associate for our Large-Scale Tissue Culture group offers the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment and to perform experiments designed to increase yield within the production platform.

This position offers a varied work load and will enable you to gain solid experience that will allow you to grow and increase your skill set within a fast-growing and stable biotech company. This position will also allow you to gain experience in all areas of tissue culture and cross training on a variety of other supporting tasks such as downstream processing, ELISA assays, qPCR, mycoplasma detection, and NOVA BioProfile 400 use and maintenance.

The primary functions of this position include culturing, setting up, feeding, maintaining, and harvesting of bioreactors with hybridoma cells, finding, testing, and developing new procedures to increase the quality and efficiency of our product and processes, and maintenance of regularly used equipment.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Tissue culture using aseptic technique
  • Maintenance and feeding of cells in bioreactors
  • Culturing hybridoma cells
  • Cell counting
  • Preparation of media
  • Preparation of autoclaved supplies related to production
  • Assisting on other areas including ELISA, data entry, etc.
  • Maintenance of bioreactors and associated equipment
  • Assist in experiments for process improvement and optimization
  • Other projects or responsibilities as may be required.

iACT Competencies
  • innovate - Be better, keep improving, be more efficient, creative, and be in the forefront of development
  • Aspire - Have desire, purpose, and ambition challenging ourselves to push the limits and reach new heights
  • Collaborate - Foster teamwork, common goals, selflessness, communication and mutual support
  • Transform - Adapt, learn, re-invent and change for future development and growth

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience
  • Associate's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or related area OR a Biotech Certificate
  • Familiarity with aseptic technique
  • 6 months of related experience
  • Some holiday and weekend work will be required

Preferred Qualifications - Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or related area
  • Previous tissue culture experience
  • Previous experience working with bioreactors
  • Experience working in an ISO 13485, QSR, GMP/GLP environment
  • Microsoft Office including Excel proficiency
  • Additional experience with handling different cell lines and bioreactors

Condition of Employment

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, BioLegend requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning January 18, 2022
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