Assistant Scientist

Employer
Medix
Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
Oct 22, 2018
Closes
Oct 24, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
Assistant Scientist - Biotech -Immuno-assay - Virology - Cell Culture Seeking experienced individuals who are looking to work in scientific discovery and technology development as an Assistant Scientist! This individual will participate in the creation of innovative solutions for public and private sector clients in the life sciences research, life sciences contract services, and environment and energy industries. The Assistant Scientist will need to be motivated in an environment where they are working collaboratively with others who share an appetite for science, research, and human health. Responsibilities/Requirements: Performing a broad range of biological tests and procedures using standard scientific techniques and methods; and recording, analyzing and reporting results under minimal supervision. Work with the immuno-assay and virology teams to conduct research projects on the behalf of private and public research organizations. The individual will be responsible for culturing and maintaining PBMCs (T cells, B cells, and NK cells) Perform DNA/RNA extractions, perform qPCR, run ELISAs, blood processing to serum, processing PBMCs. Run cell based assays (primarily plaque assays, PRNTs, etc.). HIV cell based assays (compound testing such as QVOA assays). Observes and executes activities consistent with study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Laboratory Methods, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations, and safety and health practices. Collect and analyze data for review by management, utilizing sophisticated spreadsheets and statistical analysis software Responsible for doing both adherent and suspension cell culture. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and strong organizational skills Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship Assistant Scientist - Biotech - Immuno-assay - Virology - Cell Culture Requirements: BS or MS in cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Tumor Biology, or related field + 3-6 years of the following gained from professional experience: PBMC Cell Culture (T, B or NK cell lines) Plaque Assay Experience is required Experience with viruses is required Cell based assay experience (ELISA) Suspension and adherent cell culture Flow cytometry experience is a plus. Perform DNA/RNA extractions, perform qPCR, run ELISAs, blood processing to serum, processing PBMCs., Run cell based assays (primarily plaque assays, PRNTs, etc.)., HIV cell based assays (compound testing such as PBMC assays and QVOA assays), Flow cytometry experience

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