Scientist, Cell Culture

Website Grace Bio Labs

Job Title: Scientist, Cell Culture


Reporting Relationships: R/D Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt Hours: Flexible Department: R/D

FLSA: Exempt


Job Summary & Purpose:
The Scientist, Cell Culture will serve as a lead for all cell culture projects. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with other members of the R&D team to ensure successful customer project outcomes. This highly motivated individual will plan, perform, report, present and trouble- shoot experiments under the guidance of a Senior Scientist or R/D Manager. Summarize and organize experimental data. Provide testing services and support production of immunoassay products including product information, manuals, technical support documents and pricing information.


Essential Functions:
·         Design and conduct complex experiments independently with scientific rationale

·         Participate in study execution and perform cell culture laboratory work

·         Immunohistochemistry assay development work

·         Analyze experimental data

·         Draft interim and final project reports

·         Identify and bring up project risks (critical path items, technical issues, etc.)

·         Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to support product development and quality control deliverables

·         Present study results internally and externally

·         Proactively share own experience and standard methodologies with team members. Provide timely feedback to others

·         Work safely and follow all safety protocols

·         All other duties as assigned by manager / supervisor


Minimum Qualifications: Biological Laboratory Experience


·         Bachelor’s with 5+ years OR Master’s with 2+ years of experience in cell line development, cell culture process development and/or manufacturing within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.

·         Direct experience in cell culture and knowledge of upstream bioprocessing.

·         Proficiency in core cell culture techniques.

·         Design of Experiments (DoE) experience and proven skills in statistical design and analysis.

·         Strong scientific writing skills and ability to communicate in a professional manner.


Working Conditions:
·         Work will be in shared office space in a typical office environment

·         Work will be in shared laboratory space in a typical chemical/ biological laboratory environment

·         Cell Culture work will be in a BSL II/III laboratory environment


Physical Demands & Work Environment:
·         High-volume cell culture and immunoassay development, must be able to perform repetitive tasks

·         Use of computer, phone, office equipment

·         Odor free environment (smoke-free, fragrance free)

·         Handling of chemicals/biologicals in a laboratory environment

·         Use of laboratory equipment (manual and electronic)

·         Ability to be on feet all day/sit for long periods of time

·         Long hours on a computer, typing and data entry. (Use of wrist and motor skills)

·         Driver’s License

·         Sight requirement

·         Able to lift 25 pounds

·         Use of stairs required


Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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