Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

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Scientist, cell biology provides T cell biology subject matter expertise and immunology guidance to cross-functional teams evaluating a diverse array of cell therapy engineering challenges.

Scientist, Cell Biology Duties & Responsibilities

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Make direct impact on the performance of multiple departments
Participates in management of external collaboration and CROs
Independently designs and performs complex experiments and selects appropriate methods and techniques
Development and optimization of reagents and Protocol for viral vector production
Troubleshoot experiments
Uses and applies technical standards, principles, and techniques to problem solving and execution of scientific studies with limited supervision
Works closely with R&D associates in technology and product development projects
Designs and executes experimentation with limited supervision
Executes and improves existing protocols and develops new protocols and methods as required
Independently analyzes data, draws conclusions, and proposes next steps

Scientist, Cell Biology Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Scientist, Cell Biology

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Education for Scientist, Cell Biology

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Employers hiring for the scientist, cell biology job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Life Sciences, Genetics, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Life Science

Skills for Scientist, Cell Biology

Desired skills for scientist, cell biology include:

Scientific principles and proven proficiency in statistical design of experiments
Autoclave
Biosafety cabinet
Centrifuge
Fluorescent and bright field microscopes
Incubator
Micropipettes
Advancing technologies and propose their applications to ongoing projects
Cell assay methods and biochemistry with application to gene therapy is strongly desired
Cell biology assays

Desired experience for scientist, cell biology includes:

Proven track record for protein purification from prokaryotic and mammalian expression systems required
Experience with protein characterization techniques including enzyme activity assays required
Able to function both independently and as part of a team required
Demonstration of detailed record keeping and data documentation required
Prokaryotic and mammalian cell propagation, harvesting, and lysis experience required
Protein quantitation by multiple methods, SDS-PAGE, gel staining, and western blotting experience required

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Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist, cell biology. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for scientist, cell biology
  • Maintains and grows technical skills and knowledge through scientific literature, state of the art technologies, theories and principles within scientific discipline
  • Presents results to others, either orally or in writing
  • Represents R&D through communication to internal teams and provides technical support to other functions as needed
  • Represents R&D and BDAB via industry conference presentations and interacts with external vendors and customers as needed
  • Performs duties independently with only general direction given
  • Works in a laboratory environment, is required to lift up to 40 lbs, and may be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties
  • Initiates, designs, interprets accurately, troubleshoots and completes routine and non-routine procedures independently and efficiently
  • Performs literature searches, maintains high level of expertise, learns and utilizes new techniques and technologies to enhance development capabilities
  • Demonstrates a solid level of technical proficiency in field
  • A basic understanding of good aseptic technique
Qualifications for scientist, cell biology
  • Multi-parametric flow cytometry and/or high-content imaging other single cell technologies CyTOF
  • Experience with analytical techniques preferred
  • Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ph.D with at least 2 years' experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Cellular biology applied to the identification and study of small molecule inhibitors
  • Proven experience and publication record in their discipline area related to the study of molecular cell biology and the identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors using disease relevant cellular assays
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Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a scientist, cell biology. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for scientist, cell biology
  • Soundly performs a wide variety of mammalian cell biology techniques and tasks
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry and/or other Analytical based assays
  • Design and execution of mechanistic studies in cell-based model systems relevant to different therapeutic areas, including but not limited to fibrosis and oncology
  • Development and optimization of cell-based screening assays
  • Use of 3D cell culture systems to model disease processes
  • Contribution of in vitro biology expertise to multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Possible supervision of junior scientists
  • Participating on appropriate drug development and research project teams across the global organisation
  • Development and optimization of allogeneic program workflow to generate T cells from human pluripotent stem cells
  • Culture and characterization of human pluripotent stem cells and primary human T cells
Qualifications for scientist, cell biology
  • Requirements include a strong record of publication, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Experience with mouse and rat handling, and with isolation and culture of primary cells are a plus
  • 3 years relevant experience, cell biology
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2 years relevant industry experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Degree in Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related science
  • Expertise in cell metabolism and biochemical pathways are required
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Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a scientist, cell biology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for scientist, cell biology
  • Evaluate new technologies for scale up of pluripotent stem cells and allogeneic program workflow
  • Cloning of lentiviral and retroviral vector constructs
  • Analysis and presentation of results
  • Work independently, within the allogeneic team and larger research group to advance the development of antigen receptor modified T cell therapy products
  • Conceive and implement projects by drawing on sound scientific concepts and management skills
  • Deliver experimental results in the required time frame by working within a team environment
  • Participate in data interpretation and incremental improvement of procedures, protocols, and equipment
  • Present data at department meetings and external scientific conferences
  • Maintain awareness of relevant knowledge and technologies
  • Write manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and internal company reports
Qualifications for scientist, cell biology
  • Experience with MATLAB or a similar computer method and data modeling analysis is required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team based work environment is required
  • Experience in biostatistical design (DOE) is preferred
  • Expertise with the operation of bench-top stirred tank bioreactors and related process development laboratory equipment the scale-up of bioreactor and mixing systems
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience, cell biology, assay development
  • Master’s Degree with 6+ years experience in a related scientific discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years experience in a related field or equivalent experience in a related field
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Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of scientist, cell biology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for scientist, cell biology
  • Plans, designs and initiates studies, and analyzes the data
  • Develops and implements quantitative cell based assays using either primary cell lines or transfected cells
  • Generates in-vitro data that support investigational new drug filings for product candidates
  • Interfaces with internal research groups and discovery teams to ensure timely delivery of high quality data
  • Lead efforts in upstream bioprocess development, with particular focus on the efficient expansion of adherent and non-adherent cells
  • Complete bioprocess workflows for exosome-based products
  • Frequent interactions with laboratory personnel and program leaders in Regenerative Medicine
  • The position holder works virtually independently toward defined objectives conducting several complex experiments, some in parallel, and offering insight into future experiments
  • Scientist specializing in cell and molecular biology supporting Translational Research by mechanism-of-action studies and defining biomarker strategies
  • Participates in activities such as vector design and generation, transient and stable cell transfection & transduction and cell-based functional assays
Qualifications for scientist, cell biology
  • Basic knowledge of ADME/Tox principles
  • PhD in technical discipline
  • Ability to work with and lead other groups to develop, qualify and transfer methods accordingly
  • The position will require non-standard working hours (evenings and weekends) due to the unpredictable nature of tissue availability for maintenance of cell culture experiments based on projects assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Protocol development
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Scientist, Cell Biology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a scientist, cell biology. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for scientist, cell biology
  • Establish stable cell lines including vector design and construction, transfection, stable pool generation, FACS enrichment and single cell cloning, clone screening, candidate clone selection, cell expansion, and cell banking
  • Assist the management of lab operations and perform lab duties including instrument maintenance, calibration and qualification, ordering and maintaining lab supplies, and supporting Cell Biology functions in general
  • Developing new approaches and SOP’s for product quality and evaluation to continuously improve quality of new approaches to cancer immunotherapy
  • Ability to conceive/propose and develop biochemical and cellular assays to probe target biology
  • Experience with cell isolation/manipulation is required, and a proven background in primary and recombinant cellular assay development is a must
  • Ability to identify, develop and optimize new methods/assays to generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner
  • Experience in modulating immune system signal transduction pathways and knowledge of flow cytometry techniques is desired
  • Additional responsibilities include the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and results in the lab meetings and project team meetings
  • Conduct, analyze and evaluate experimental data and interprets results within the scope of the study
  • Prepare written reports on all phases of laboratory work involved in research projects
Qualifications for scientist, cell biology
  • Significant experience in a variety of cellular, and molecular biology/toxicology approaches and techniques
  • Knowledge of Analytical
  • Computer skills such as Excel, Prism
  • PhD (or equivalent) in cell biology or a related life science
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cell culture techniques
  • Experience in designing and implementing cell-based studies using a variety of techniques including live-cell imaging, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, ELISAs, and western blotting

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